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    These look interesting:

    http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/news/...-a-sneak-peak/

    Anybody have an idea what the OEM for these is? The paint sure looks like Enermax to me.....but it's just paint. I've been searching for comparable units with the same screw placement, grill patter, etc., but I've come up empty.

    Enhance? CWT? Flextronics?
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    Hopefully something/someone new/different but I doubt it, most likely CWT and/or Enhance.
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    Wonder all the photos are just renders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnyGURU View Post
    Wonder all the photos are just renders.
    They live: http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1824/2/

    That sure does look like Enermax greyish and red.

    Here is another pic of the 1500W: http://twitpic.com/85oto3
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    Hmm... I wonder how they got around patents.

    Gigabyte has a patent on software control of power supplies via USB.

    Topower has a patent on the ability to split and merge +12V rails (the SITI supervisor IC can go from multiple to single +12V rails by grounding one of the pins on the IC. That's where the split/combine switch goes on a Topower PSU).

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnyGURU View Post
    Hmm... I wonder how they got around patents.

    Gigabyte has a patent on software control of power supplies via USB.

    Topower has a patent on the ability to split and merge +12V rails.

    Licensing maybe?.....or maybe Topower is the OEM and they just had to license software control?

    I HIGHLY doubt Topower would be the OEM though.

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    If I read it correctly, the 1500W EVGA PSU will control rail distribution through software as opposed to a physical switch on the PSU housing. How this is accomplished I have no idea.
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    Topower wouldn't be the OEM. Not any more. Of course, if they went THROUGH Topower, then the OEM would be Andyson and Andyson does make a 1500W.

    Though I kind of doubt it's Andyson.

    Licensing? Perhaps. Wonder how much that cost them. It's also fully modular. I wonder if they're paying Ultra for licensing for that too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnyGURU View Post
    Topower wouldn't be the OEM. Not any more. Of course, if they went THROUGH Topower, then the OEM would be Andyson and Andyson does make a 1500W.

    Though I kind of doubt it's Andyson.

    Licensing? Perhaps. Wonder how much that cost them. It's also fully modular. I wonder if they're paying Ultra for licensing for that too.
    Is it still a valid patent? I thought prior art was discovered in the from of a Hewlett Packard patent that pre-dated Ultra's patent by a few years.

    Anyway, I can't wait to see one of these opened up.

    Edit: Yup, Ultra's Modular Patent is DEAD DEAD DEAD! http://news.softpedia.com/news/US-Pa...t-185466.shtml

    (Then you knew that since this site was the source lol)
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    Yes, I wrote the original article.

    I pulled it because I got a phone call telling me that the case wasn't dead yet and that what was being reported to me (from someone with a conflict of interest in the case) was incorrect.

    The HP stuff is and always was wrong. It was revealed to the patent lawyers in the original filing and declared early on that modularity in the form of PSU redundancy does not count as prior art.

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    What's with the handle? Is that even practical?

    I haven't seen any cases that allow you to pull the PSU out the back
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