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High Power Also Unveils Astro PT PSUs with Load Meter

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  1. btarunr

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    High Power also unveiled the Astro PT series of PSUs for gaming and enthusiast PCs. Its showed off a 700W model, featuring a patented LED-based real-time load-meter. Typically, PSUs are most efficient when the load is around half its capacity. This meter updates the user using colorful LEDs: blue for light-load, yellow for the load that's treading into "efficient", and red for high-load/overload. This way, overclockers know if their PSUs are coming in the way of stable CPU and VGA overclocks. The Astro PT 700W PSU is semi modular, with a few important cables being fixed, and sleeved, while redundant cables being modular, and flat. These PSUs boast of 80 Plus Platinum efficiency, feature a single +12V design, and 135 mm golf-surface fan to cool the unit.

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    Source: Lab501.ro
     
  2. statix

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    shiny :) cool idea
     
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    Gimmick, but hey if we have ram with lights on them, why not right?
     
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    Id rather there be a digital display/readout on the side of the PSU that tells me exactly how much power im pulling. but this is kind of usefull too...

    the only s**t thing about it is that everytime you want to look at it you need to pull out your pc or attach a mirror behind it so you can see the reflection which is just stupid as the pulling out of the PC distracts you from what youre supposed to be doing
     
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    A side panel window should fix the problem
     
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    This is less of a gimmick than ram LEDs :rolleyes:...but still a gimmick. A lot of people want to know/curious about their power consumption.
     
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    Not if the lights are on the back it doesnt... Look more closely at the pic. Unless you have a nasty habit of mounting your PSU the wrong way, In which case you are either a genius or just plan retarded.

    (the Kettle lead always goes in from the back!!)
     
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    Shouldn't the efficiency LEDs be Green?
     
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    This PSU is perfect for the Pantyhoser:

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    Besides it and the small number of actual cases with frontal PSU mounting , my guess it that this PSU would be primarily used in tech benches.
     
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    My bad.
     

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