Who pays $350 for a power supply?

Discussion in 'Power Supplies' started by GoodEnough, Jan 7, 2013.

  1. GoodEnough

    GoodEnough Golden Member

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2011
    Messages:
    1,253
    Likes Received:
    6
    #1 GoodEnough, Jan 7, 2013
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2013
  2. lehtv

    lehtv Lifer

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2010
    Messages:
    11,578
    Likes Received:
    5
    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?

    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.
     
    #2 lehtv, Jan 7, 2013
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2013
  3. MagnusTheBrewer

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2004
    Messages:
    20,031
    Likes Received:
    10
    Somebody who needs a 1200 watt power supply.
     
  4. Ferzerp

    Ferzerp Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 1999
    Messages:
    6,115
    Likes Received:
    4
    Someone running 4 video cards....
     
  5. Zap

    Zap Elite Member

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 1999
    Messages:
    22,378
    Likes Received:
    0
    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?
     
  6. 2is

    2is Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2012
    Messages:
    3,998
    Likes Received:
    12
    That's pretty silly isn't it? Everyone knows Windows 2000 only needs 230 watts at most. :rolleyes:
     
  7. TemjinGold

    TemjinGold Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2006
    Messages:
    2,831
    Likes Received:
    1
    Dude, not everyone wants a Dell... ;)
     
  8. Torn Mind

    Torn Mind Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2012
    Messages:
    2,789
    Likes Received:
    4
    :thumbsdown: Pentium IIIs really stress the 12v rail over the 5v rail. (Actually, they do quite the opposite)
     
  9. tweakboy

    tweakboy Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2010
    Messages:
    9,518
    Likes Received:
    1
    The hardcore gamer, higher then enthusiast level. 4 video cards in sli or xfire that is who its for. gl
     
  10. wirednuts

    wirednuts Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2007
    Messages:
    7,121
    Likes Received:
    1
    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...
     
  11. boom314

    boom314 Senior member

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2005
    Messages:
    447
    Likes Received:
    0
Loading...