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Silverstone Launching 1500W Power Supply Monster

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Posted May 19, 2009 by Jake in Cases & PSU

The Strider Series 1500W (model: SST-ST1500) is one of the first 1000+ Watt PSUs to carry the 80 Plus Silver efficiency rating. This PSU was sighted at this year’s CeBIT, and is gearing up for launch in the near future.

Delivering 1500W of continuous power and 1600W of peak power, the Strider 1500W features 100% modular cable design, meaning that even the 24-pin ATX and EPS cables are modular, unlike in most modular PSUs. This is definitely a unique feature, though we’re not sure why the 24-pin cable need to be modular since it’s vital to run the system.

The monster measures 150 x 86 x 220 mm (WxHxD). There will be eight +12V rails that push 120A of juice. The ATI CrossFireX and NVIDIA SLI certified PSU features four 6+2-pin, and eight 6-pin PCI-Express power connectors, and high grade Japanese capacitors are used as expected. A 135 mm fan with a minimum noise-output of 19 dBA will work to keep this monster.

So who would want or need this goliath? Quad SLI, Quad Core i7, and thermoelectric cooling, anyone? No price was mentioned, but we expect if you have to ask the price, then you probably can’t afford it.



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