Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 28, 2019 - 02:23 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: ROG THOR, asus, 1200w, modular psu
ASUS haven't put out a PSU in quite some time; which changed at CES when they showed off the 1200W ROG THOR PSU at their booth. There is a lot to this PSU, from an OLED on the side which will display how much wattage is currently being drawn from it to a the huge assortment of power cables. As you can see on the back, there are a dozen SATA power connectors in addition to eight 6+2 PCIe power connectors and extra 12V for your motherboard. On the other hand, it is priced at over $300!
If the sticker shock hasn't finished you off, [H]ard|OCP put it to the test, and it did very well.
"ASUS is getting back into the computer power supply game in a big way. Today we have the Republic of Gamers Thor 1200 that promises to allow you to "HARNESS THUNDER." This is a massive 1200 watt PSU and the first thing that will catch your eye is the OLED panel that will tell you just how much power your a using at the moment. "
Here are some more Cases & Cooling reviews from around the web:
- Antec High Current Gamer Extreme 1000W Power Supply Unit Review @ NikKTech
- be quiet! System Power U9 700W PSU @ Kitguru
- Seasonic Focus SGX-650 @ Guru of 3D
Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 4, 2018 - 07:30 AM | Scott Michaud
Tagged: ROG, PSU, asus, 80 Plus Platinum, 1200W PSU, 1200w
ASUS ROG is also getting into power supplies. The ASUS ROG Thor 1200W Platinum PSU is the first from the company, which is based on a Seasonic design. As mentioned in the Ryuo water cooler announcement, ASUS created their own fan blades to increase airflow, and the Thor power supply uses them. Of course, it also has Aura Sync lighting, but it also has an OLED panel that states how much wattage is currently being drawn by your components – in real time.
One of the best parts of this announcement, however, is that ASUS ROG is protecting it with a ten-year warranty. While Corsair gives the same ten-year guarantee with their HX1200, ASUS at least matches what their competitor offers. This particularly makes sense for power supplies because they are likely to stick around from build to build. I mean, if it provides clean power at a certain wattage (which isn’t getting any higher for a desktop that plugs into a single, standard outlet) and it has very high efficiency, then there’s no real reason to change it up from build to build. It won’t “make your slower” or anything.
It will be available in the second half of this year, but pricing has not yet been announced. A 850W model has also been announced to be announced at a later date.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | February 8, 2018 - 07:30 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: Hydro PTM+, 1200w, modular psu, fsp, 80 Plus Platinum
If you run the FSP Hydro PTM+ modular PSU in Boring Mode then it is limited to delivering a mere 1200W of 80 Plus Platinum power. If you use it as it is intended however, the addition of watercooling allows 1400W of power to flow out of this PSU and you won't even see the fans start to turn until you hit 50% load.
If you order in time, the first 500 units come with sleeved cables as well as a Bitspower AiO kit, including pump, radiator, and 120 mm LED fan. Even if you miss out on the limited edition, you will still get R's, G's and B's to illuminate your water feature. Check out the PR below for more details on this very unique $700 product.
FSP, one of the leading manufacturers of power supplies in the world is pleased to announce its newest advanced power supply, the Hydro PTM+. After its initial unveiling at Computex 2017, where it received massively positive response from hardware fans and PC gamers, the Hydro PTM+ 1200W is now ready to be built into PC gaming rigs across the globe. The Hydro PTM+ was developed in cooperation with Bitspower to create a unique liquid cooled power supply that excels at its efficiency, power rating, and thermal performance. With liquid cooling enabled, up to 1400W of power can be delivered, but when power demand is below 50% loading the Hydro PTM+ remains passively cooled, remaining completely silent. On top of the fantastic power delivery and unique cooling solution, the Hydro PTM+ fits any gamers’ needs, by also offering good looks. With ASUS Aura sync certified RGB lighting inside the unit and fully modular design with ribbon cables, the Hydro PTM+ is the first PSU that truly combines power, cooling, and aesthetics.
Limited Edition - 500 Units Only!
As a unique opportunity for liquid cooling and modding enthusiasts, FSP and Bitspower have prepared 500 limited edition units with amazing extras. The first 500 units will get high-quality FSP sleeved cables as well as a Bitspower AiO kit, including pump, radiator, and 120 mm LED Fan. The regular Hydro PTM+ and limited edition does not include coolant for those that want to integrate this solution into their custom systems.
High quality Japanese components, up to 1400W power
Internally, the Hydro PTM+ is made of only the best components. Feature 100% Japanese made E-caps, which provide reliable power and have a prolonged lifespan over other alternatives. The design, is based on a single 12V rail with a DC-DC module for supreme efficiency and voltage stability. This allows for the extremely high 92% efficiency rating, 80 PLUS ® Platinum certification, and various protection schemes such as over-current, over-voltage and over-temperature protection. When power- demand, and temperature rises, a single 135 mm FDB fan can cool the entire unit and starts spinning up at 30% load. Enabling liquid cooling allows the Hydro PTM+ to deliver an additional 200W, up to 1400W and the fan to remain inactive up to 50% system load. Hydro PTM+ modding contest FSP has invited global famous case-modders to display the power of liquid cooling. With this unique approach, modders can liquid cool their CPU, GPU and PSU into some of the most creative systems ever created, with performance to match their looks.
The FSP Hydro PTM+ is now available at a MSRP of $699USD
Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 11, 2018 - 02:50 PM | Sebastian Peak
Tagged: CES, CES 2018, Silverstone, PSU, power supply, 80 Plus Platinum, 1000W, 1200w, 140mm, atx, compact, SFF
SilverStone's Strider Platinum lineup now includes 1000 and 1200 watt models with a depth of only 140 mm. These are both fully modular ATX PSUs, and 80 Plus Platinum certified.
The compact 140 mm depth is popular with small form-factor builds - and sometimes a requirement for a fully modular PSU like this depending on the enclosure. The power density is obviously getting really high for 2018, and 1200W is likely the highest you will find at 140 mm.
Pricing and release dates have not been revealed just yet for either power supply.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 6, 2015 - 12:00 PM | Sebastian Peak
Tagged: PSU, power supply, modular psu, corsair, ces 2015, CES, 80 Plus Platinum, 1200w
Today Corsair is announcing a new member of HX series of power supplies, the HX1200i.
Providing 1200W of 80 PLUS Platinum certified power, Corsair says the HX1200i will be able to drive up to quad-GPU setups with 92% or better efficiency. The fully modular design uses flat ribbon cables for clean cable routing, and Corsair has made use of "specially selected low-noise components" which include 100% Japanese capacitors rated to 105° C. For low noise the Zero-RPM fan mode only spins the PSU fan when needed, and the PSU is rated for continuous power at a full 50° C.
The HX1200i will carry a 7-year warranty, and also includes Corsair Link integration which allows users to customize the fan speed and offers "real-time monitoring of the PSU’s voltages, efficiency and temperatures".
- 1200 watts
- 80 PLUS Platinum efficiency
- Fully modular DC cable set
- 100% Japanese electrolytic capacitors rated at 105°c
- Zero-RPM fan mode for virtually silent operation at low and medium loads
- Corsair Link support for monitoring efficiency, voltages, power output, temperature, and fan speed plus user customizable setting of rail modes and fan speed.
- Fluid dynamic bearing fan
- Continuous power rated at 50° Celsius
- 7 year warranty
- MSRP $269.99
The HX1200i will retail at $269.99 and will be available next month, with a February 2015 release scheduled.
Follow all of our coverage of the show at http://pcper.com/ces!
Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 23, 2014 - 05:22 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: PSU, cooler master, Cooler Master V Series, 80 Plus Platinum, 80 Plus Gold, modular psu, 850W, kilowatt, 1200w
The three stars of the Cooler Master V Series, the 850W, 1000W and 1200W are up for review at Legion Hardware. All three have a 135 mm fan for cooling and feature a single +12VDC rail though the amperage differs, 70A, 83A and 100A for the three respectively. The two lower powered PSUs feature a 5 year warranty and are rated 80 Plus Gold while the 1200W carries a Platinum rating and a 7 year warranty. The modular cabling is worth mentioning, it is flat which will allow you to have very clean cabling in your machine and may tip the scales towards this series if you like to keep your case clean looking.
"Finally, we have been very pleased with the Cooler Master V series, and believe that they would make a fine addition to any high-end gaming system. Enthusiasts will be able to invest their hard earned cash in a V Series power supply knowing it is backed by a full 5-year Cooler Master warranty, while the V1200 Platinum offers an industry leading 7 year warranty."
Here are some more Cases & Cooling reviews from around the web:
- Seasonic X-Series 1250W @ Kitguru
- EVGA SuperNOVA G2 850 W @ techPowerUp
- Be Quiet! Pure Power L8 700W Power Supply Unit Review @ NikKTech
- XFX XTR Series 650 W @ techPowerUp
- Be Quiet! PurePower 600w Power Supply Review @ TechwareLabs
Subject: General Tech, Cases and Cooling | June 10, 2011 - 02:41 PM | Scott Michaud
Tagged: in win, 1200w
When you have a beastly computer you need a decent power supply to keep up with it. While I personally seem to be comfortable with a single-rail 750W power supply some people might need more wattage than that. Anandtech recently reviewed the In Win 1200W power supply with its “Japanese Industrial Grade Capacitor” which should be plural and “Strict Voltage Regulation (+/- 5%)” which is only as strict as the ATX spec.
It’s designed to blend in with your case.
(Image from Anandtech)
Anandtech had a few complaints about the power supply. Firstly, they complained that the provided cable is only able to carry 10A which is insufficient if you actually intend to draw its rated levels of amperage. They also complained about the price being too high though acknowledge that the price might drop to around the $200 mark though even then it would be up against comparable competition. Check out Anandtech for their review.