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    Default High wattage platinum psu

    I have heard of several 1200w platinum units announced, but nothing worthwhile is actually out on the market(looking at you, Enermax/Thermaltake).

    I know seasonic, corsair, antec, superflower and zalman all have something coming, but the only date I know is for Corsair somewhere in August. Since this place IS psu central, does anyone have any bits of info for the psus other than the axi?

    I can probably get away with a 1kw, but I like to purchase psus according to max sustained rather than peak. 3 highly oc'd 7970s, a 3930k and wc gear/fans can push upwards of 1kw while folding.

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    I know the Corsair AX1200i is "on the water".

    Other units, I'm not sure about ETA.

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    There are many excellent 1KW+ Gold units available, there's no reason to wait for Platinums with high premiums(initially at least), they're not gonna revolutionize anything.
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    I'm not worried about initial cost, with folding that 2% extra efficiency will make up the cost and then some with power prices the way they are over the years I will own the psu. I'm not willing to put up with crappy ripple/voltage regulation, but I am hopeful that at least one of these new platforms will get good results.

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    Miss the Thermaltake I reviewed? http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php...Story&reid=293

    Certified Platinum, measured Platinum, being sold as a Gold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oklahoma Wolf View Post
    Miss the Thermaltake I reviewed? http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php...Story&reid=293

    Certified Platinum, measured Platinum, being sold as a Gold.
    No I read it, but its overpriced, and its ripple could be better although that voltage regulation is pretty fantastic. I'm not in a huge rush, and I'd rather get something as stable as the best current gold units, but at platinum efficiency.

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    Why?

    I mean.. going from Gold to Platinum really isn't going to save you any money on your electric bill.

    The only big Platinum that I would be willing to put money on is the AX1200i, but not because it's Platinum. They use DSP instead of your standard PWM IC so the VR and ripple are supposed to be flawless.

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    I won't believe it, until I'll see it

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    Yeah, guess you're right. I calculated the cost savings and it only came out to a bit over $10 a year, even with ny's power prices. Still, I'll wait until the ax1200i to see if its as good as billed.

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    If you really want something special, wait for what some of these Platinum units are showing in terms of 10% load efficiency.
    If you're really in it for the efficiency, that should be the biggest deciding factor.

    In that regard, Super Flower's Golden King platform (PC Power & Cooling Silencer MK3 1200w, Kingwin Lazer Platinum 1200w) and Enermax' Platimax (or Lepa P1375-MA) have that factor in the bag.
    Like wise, Platimax & Lazer Platinum are known to be quiet units.

    At the end of the day, "good" Vreg and "good" ripple suppression won't show a noticeable depreciation of performance on your system vs "great" or "perfect" levels.

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