Dream Machine 2005 Power Supply
PC Power and Cooling Turbo-Cool 850 SSI.
 
Put away your puny 400-watt power supply and send that 500-watt unit packin'. This year's Dream Machine consumes 300 watts just idling in its staging area, and pushes past 400 watts when hitting all four CPU cores. Fire up a game on DMX's two GeForce 7800 GTX boards, and you'll easily push past 450 watts.

Now, wouldn't these power requirements demand a PSU in the neighborhood of 550 or 600 watts? No. As you know, consistently running a power supply at 90 percent of its capacity guarantees a very short PSU lifespan. Furthermore, when summer rolls around and ambient room temperatures hit 85-plus, your 550-watt power supply will be putting out the power of a 400-watt jobbie. That's a recipe for grid failure.

With PC Power and Cooling's 850-watt Turbo-Cool 850 SSI, we have more than enough power to keep our rig running–no matter how hot it gets inside. Sure, DMX may not be running dual power supplies, but the Turbo-Cool 850 delivers just as much power as two lesser units.
 
 

 
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