EVGA Launches Overclockable SuperNOVA NEX1500 Classified Power Supply

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goodtime

when will they make an overclockable CD drive???

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Zoandar

The really cool feature, above ALL else, is that it still sports a power connector for floppy drives!

:-D

Next up, a PSU that uses a 50 amp 220V "range plug" such as your electric range or clothes dryer. Also good for jacking into your Stargate to get that 8th address coordinate. ;)

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beegie

I wonder who the manufacturer of this power supply is.

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Gezzer

I'm sure a few people will buy this just to say they have it.
I mean I bought the Antec Landboy Air thinking it was cool and none of my friends had one. Wish I could take that one back.
But an overclockable PSU? Doesn't overclocking mean pushing you components closer to the scary edge?

Yeah.... that's what I need a PSU that I can make unstable just to watch the whole thing crash and burn in my Landboy Air.

Come to think of it.......

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livebriand

Isn't overclocking a power supply, you know, a bit dangerous? Given that it can destroy the entire machine...

Also, assuming that's 1500W (from the model number), and you add 150W, 1650/.9 (the inefficiency an 80 plus gold unit needs at 50%) = 1833W. (and a 15A breaker @ 120W = 1800W) Does this require a 20A breaker or something? And for that matter, what do you have in your machine if you need this? :D

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wlballplayer

"In our latest technology you can overclock your monitors refresh rate."
that would be sweet lol!

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livebriand

What's next, your hard drive?

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Baer

As noted here, that is getting to near the max you can pull on a standard home 15 Amp circuit. I guesss we can always rewire to higher gauge copper to the breaker box and use a 30 A breaker :-)
I have been using Corsair AX 1200's for my last few builds and I have been very happy with them but on the other hand I do like EVGA stuff. I especially like the 10 year Warrenty, not because it means a free replacement if it dies but because to me that means that they are using top notch componnents. I will have to look at this beasy for my next build.

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phoenixjc

That is crazy. If you do manage to use all those watts, you better hope that the rest of your equipment uses under 150, as that is all that will be left on most standard home circuits.
Ohms Law: W=V*I (watts equals volts times current[amps])
Standard home voltage: 120 (North America)
Current of standard breaker: 15A
Max wattage on a standard home circuit: 120*15=1800 Watts
Max output of overclockable power supply: 1650 Watts
I really don't think that many people out there will draw that much power, but I expect at least a couple will not be able to boot their computer because it keeps popping the breaker.

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livebriand

Factor in some inefficiency (80 plus gold is 87%,90%,87% at 20%,50%,100% loads), and you're about to trip the breaker with the power supply alone.

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davelray

EVGA is recommending a dedicated 20A@115VAC or 12A@230VAC circuit and that you use the power cable they provide with the power supply. I'd have to rewire an outlet straight to a new breaker just to support this PSU. I couldn't imagine actually needing to run a computer that needs this kind of power.

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davelray

I can only imagine what the power bill would be if you left this thing running all the time.

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Better yet, wait till winter, then curl up in front of a computer with this PSU and play Crysis to stay warm.

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phoenixjc

LOL...I used to live in a place where my room was very cold. I would set my computer to fold some proteins if I wanted to warm it up.

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davelray

What a monster of a PSU. What will they add the ability to overclock to next? LOL.

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don2041

Can I weld with it?

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John Pombrio

Sure can! Just french kiss the 12 v rail and the ground. You'll be welded in no time.

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davelray

Is someone cooking BBQ?

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