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    OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory and power supplies, today announced the launch of the ProXStream power supply series, a new high performance PSU that was first showcased at the recent 2007 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. OCZ engineered the ProXStream to provide ample power to even the most demanding high-end systems. Incorporated in a small and diverse form factor, the ProXStream 1000W core is extremely efficient and very practical, as it can be integrated into just about any chassis.

    A first-rate power supply is immensely important to ensure your system runs both effectively and efficiently. The OCZ ProXStream comes complete with quad PCI-Express connectors and sufficient power to operate high performance graphics cards with plenty of power left over to handle the remaining high end components found in today’s most demanding PCs. OCZ continues to push the envelope in controlling ripple noise and producing the cleanest power for high-end systems.

    “The ProXStream pioneers OCZ’s new line of ultra-compact extreme power supplies,” commented Dr. Michael Schuette, VP of Technology Development at OCZ Technology. “At 1KW power with 70A distributed over four independent 12Vrails, the OCZ1000 PXS is an uncompromising, performance PSU with a plethora of connectors to deliver the power to every component in the system. The small form factor still allows fitting this powerhouse into even mid-size cases.”

    The OCZ ProXStream provides Active PFC (Power Factor Correction) to effectively regulate input voltage and provide superior operation in a wider range of environments and countries with varying voltages.

    All OCZ ProXStream power supplies come backed with an industry-leading three year OCZ PowerSwap Warranty for the ultimate peace of mind. Second to no other high-end PSU, the ProXStream’s unprecedented quality, power, and performance is the preeminent solution for today’s enthusiasts and high end system builders.

    For more information on the OCZ ProXStream Power Supply series, please click here.

    Source: OCZ Technology
     
  2. Easy Rhino

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    well apparently companies believe that consumers will need 1000watts to power their PCs in the near future. blah to that.
     
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    At the rate gfx cards are consuming power, they may just be right. lol
     
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    i know! while cpus are decreasing in power but increasing in performance, gpus are sucking balls!
     
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    I agree 100% I just can't figure out why they can't make them more efficient. If Intel can do it, anybody can. lol
     
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    lol! well maybe its just taking longer. i mean the new GPUs are much faster but the heat seems managable. perhaps this is just posturing by companies to be first in this market for larger PSUs. that way they can develop them and get a nice reputation when the demand sets in. i really hope we dont need 1000watts though to power out rigs. but then again is it really that bad to use 1000 watts? by what standard are we judging this power consumption. we are in an era of technological explosion so its tough to criticize.

    btw, what the hell are you doing up at 6:00 AM ?
     
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    HAHAHA I get home from work around 3am. Up for a couple of hours, then off to bed around 7:30-8.
     
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    oooohhhh, a third shifter :banghead:
     
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    These 1000W PSUs are a case of convincing people they need something they don't. There is a lot more profit in selling a high-end PSU than in selling a 400W PSU. Few people need a 1000W PSU. Most PC enthusiasts don't need anything over a quality 500W PSU. If you purchase a quality PSU it delivers both the quantity and quality of current you need and maintains tight voltages. Many PSUs are over-rated and don't deliver the power they claim and the voltage regulation is poor.

    GPUs will soon consume lower unit power as they have a die shrink to 65 nano but as long as PC enthusiasts will pay for more transistors, that's what graphics chip companies will produce, even if the increase in performance is pretty insignificant compared to the increased power consumption. Some people are willing to pay two to three times the price of a CPU for a graphics card or multiple cards. This results in huge profits. The PSU folks see an opportunity to jump on the band wagon and they are, so you can expect them to tell ya you need a 1000W PSU.
     
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    What exactly is ripple noise? This way I have a clearer understanding of PSUs and how they work. Also, I dont think 1000W is necessary even with the 8800GTX. I feel they should have stopped at 700W really. Nothing they make now, short of 20 hds, 6 8800GTX and a quad cpu could even push up into that range.
     

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