E-Power Xscale EP-1000P10 1000 Watt Power Supply
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A good PSU is essential to building a solid, reliable system. It is a key component that supplies clean, reliable power to every component in the system. If you plan to overclock your system, even a little, or load it up with hard drives and run SLI, a larger PSU will likely be necessary. Some argue that a large PSU is overkill, but, it is important to consider running your PSU within the efficiency range of the power supply. Besides, it's not like a bigger PSU uses more power than a small PSU since the rating is simply a measure of capacity. In fact, a larger, better quality PSU may actually use less power and be quieter than a cheaper, smaller PSU. As rule of thumb, keeping maximum loads to about 60% will go a long way to reduce items like voltage ripple (which increases as you approach capacity limits), PSU temps which translate to lower and quieter fan speeds, and electrical usage at the socket by keeping efficiency well over 80%. Getting a proper sized, quality PSU will help ensure your system runs cool and reliable for a long time to come.
Today, we are looking at E-Power Xscale EP-1000P10 1000 Watt power supply. This is a non-modular power supply designed to power some of the most demanding systems such as Quad SLI or Crossfire. It offers many of the items you would expect in a PSU of this caliber including high efficiency, more power leads than you will ever use, active PFC, nylon cable sleeving and plenty of available amperage. The price of the PSU is $279.99 at NewEgg as of the article date and is competitive with other similarly featured power supplies.
Who is E-Power Technology?
Founded in 1990, E-Power is the retail arm of Topower, one of the largest OEM power supply manufacturers. Headquartered in City of Industry, California, the company has grown from a small supplier of PC power supplies into a diversified manufacturer of high technology products including PC gaming, server, workstation and industrial power supplies. E-Power Technology products are currently used in a variety of professional and consumer markets including industrial server, PC gamer and general computing applications. Visit their web site HERE.