The Builder Edition 1200W is meant for people who don't care about RGB lighting, modern looks, or other bells and whistles that are irrelevant to their search for increased power and reliability. This unit offers both. The Builder Edition 1200W is made by High Power, is fully modular, and meets the 80 PLUS Gold standard. It also uses DBB fans that can operate for prolonged periods at >40C temperatures. (Even if they are a little loud.)
With eight PCIe connectors and a $220 MSRP the Builder Edition unit will be the ideal choice for multi-GPU systems, including those meant for cryptocurrency mining. The exclusive use of Japanese capacitors is another positive aspect of this unit, however we'll have to tear it down to check on the series of the caps, since not all Japanese caps are top quality. There are affordable Japanese caps with not-so-high lifetimes that are inferior to top-of-the-line Taiwanese or even Chinese caps, so "Japanese caps" isn't always a panacea when it comes to a PSU's reliability and lifetime.
|Riotoro Builder Edition 1200W
|100 - 240 VAC, 50 - 60 Hz
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Aris Mpitziopoulos is a Contributing Editor at Tom's Hardware US, covering PSUs.
It just feels wrong to use a 1200 watt power supply that isn't at least Platinum rated, especially so for a mining computer.Reply
The CORSAIR HX1200 is only $200 before rebates and is better in basically every way; max amperage on rails, quietness, ...
Even if this was $150 I've learned the power supply is the one part you don't skimp on.
Thank you. BoringReply