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Old 01-07-2013, 04:16 PM   #1
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Default Who pays $350 for a power supply?

http://store.antec.com/P/hcp-1200/0-761345-23920-2.aspx

Who pays $350 for a power supply? You can buy an entire computer for that. And these aren't some kind of expensive server power supplies. They are for use in PC's still running Windows 2000!
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Old 01-07-2013, 04:18 PM   #2
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Compared to the hardware that actually require such a powerful PSU, the cost of the PSU is pretty much a non-issue. Does it matter if it costs $350 or $250, if you're paying $2000 for four high-end graphics cards?

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They are for use in PC's still running Windows 2000!
What? No sane person would build a modern gaming PC on Windows 2000 - not even a decade ago.

EDIT: That PSU doesn't really cost $350 though.
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Old 01-07-2013, 04:20 PM   #3
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Somebody who needs a 1200 watt power supply.
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Someone running 4 video cards....
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It says "add to cart" to see discounted price, which is $242.

Obviously whoever buys it thinks (or actually does) need 1200W of solid power.

You can ask that question about any product type that has a price range. Why buy X when you can buy Y for less?
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Old 01-07-2013, 11:22 PM   #6
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http://store.antec.com/P/hcp-1200/0-761345-23920-2.aspx

Who pays $350 for a power supply? You can buy an entire computer for that. And these aren't some kind of expensive server power supplies. They are for use in PC's still running Windows 2000!
That's pretty silly isn't it? Everyone knows Windows 2000 only needs 230 watts at most.
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Old 01-08-2013, 12:13 PM   #7
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http://store.antec.com/P/hcp-1200/0-761345-23920-2.aspx

Who pays $350 for a power supply? You can buy an entire computer for that. And these aren't some kind of expensive server power supplies. They are for use in PC's still running Windows 2000!
Dude, not everyone wants a Dell...
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http://store.antec.com/P/hcp-1200/0-761345-23920-2.aspx

Who pays $350 for a power supply? You can buy an entire computer for that. And these aren't some kind of expensive server power supplies. They are for use in PC's still running Windows 2000!
Pentium IIIs really stress the 12v rail over the 5v rail. (Actually, they do quite the opposite)
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Old 01-14-2013, 11:49 PM   #9
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nobody wants machines designed to run windows 2000. low performance and even if you get them for free you pay in the form of higher power bills.

i see this sort of thing though in broadcast video repair. some people have production studios that run $1500 cameras. others run $30k cameras. it all scales on level of quality and output...
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Old 01-15-2013, 01:03 AM   #10
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How about a $450 PSU? http://www.evga.com/Products/Product...120-PG-1500-XR
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