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Power up

Jan 02, 20061 min
Data Center

How much power does a PC need? Typical PC PSUs are rated at 400W or 500W but if you feel the need, you can go higher …

PC Power and Cooling Inc. now offer the MAXIMUM PERFORMANCE PSU: TURBO-COOL® 1KW which provides “a conservatively-rated 1000 watts (one kilowatt) of continuous power with a peak of 1100 watts” with up to 70 amps total on the +12VDC rails!

The price tag on this beast is hefty — $489 (RRP) — but you get what you pay for …

See the review at XYZ Computing which concludes with “the amount of power required by even the most demanding of today’s enthusiast systems will not be anywhere near 1000W … Putting aside the overkill of this product, it still did an amazing job in our testing.”


Mark Gibbs is an author, journalist, and man of mystery. His writing for Network World is widely considered to be vastly underpaid. For more than 30 years, Gibbs has consulted, lectured, and authored numerous articles and books about networking, information technology, and the social and political issues surrounding them. His complete bio can be found at

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