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Hopefully by now everyone has learned that a quality power supply is as important to your computers longevity as your processor is to your number crunching. The ‘cheap stuff’ might work for a shot time but when the ship starts to leak it usually goes down. The bad thing about power supplies is that when it goes down in a puff of smoke there is a chance it is going to take everything with it. It might seem unlikely but I have seen it happen three times now. If you are lucky enough to have a fleet of computers then it might not be that big of a deal losing a processor, motherboard, video card and everything else inside of the box but if it is your only box, well imagine what it would be like replacing all of those items. On the bright side, if you are in need of a 1000 watt PSU then you already know the dangers and we can move on to the really fun stuff.
It is difficult to predict what new products will be coming in the future that will require a 1kW power supply. If you run an SLI or CrossFire system with a dual socket system or a quad-core processor then chances are you are already approaching the limits of many 750 watt power supplies. After a couple of extra hard drives get added to the mix then 800 watts under load can easily be broken. I personally have only needed a PSU larger than 750 watts when I built a dual Opteron 2220SE system with 8800 GTX cards in SLI. A 750 watt Silver Store PSU would shut the system off within three seconds of any 3D content. After 8 Western Digital 150 Gb Raptors were added under RAID I needed to move into a 1kW power supply. This is the type of system many will need to utilize a 1000 watt PSU but with new quad-core processors and GPUs raising power requirements more enthusiasts are finding themselves with a real need for today's ultra high output power supplies.
Who is E-Power Technology?
Founded in 1990, E-Power is the retail arm of Top Power, one of the largest OEM/ODM power supply manufactures. If you call yourself an enthusiast there is a good chance you have already owned a PSU that came from a Top Power factory. You can see more products from E-Power by visiting their website HERE.