Super Flower has announced a product that you certainly won't need, but will be able to respect nonetheless. It's the 8Pack 2000W power supply, which the manufacturer claims is a world's first!
To be clear, the 8Pack in the name doesn't mean you'll be getting eight of these in a single package, but is rather the nickname for an overclocker, and Super Flower is using it as branding on this product. Look under the marketing and you'll see that this is a Leadex Platinum unit.
The unit has a single 12-V rail capable of delivering a mind-boggling 1999.2 W, or 166.6 A, and is rated with an efficiency of up to 94 percent on the 230 V power grid. It won't quite do that on the 110 V grid in the states, but it does still carry an 80-Plus Platinum certificate. Due to being so efficient, it can also be cooled relatively silently with a single 140 mm fan. Despite that, we reckon the fan will have to spin up to audible levels once you bring the unit towards full load.
As you'd expect, the unit comes with plenty of connectivity options, too. It is fully modular, and besides the standard ATX and EPS cables, it also comes with nine 8-pin PCI-Express power connectors, five more six-pin PCI-Express connectors, 18 SATA power connectors, five Molex connectors, and two floppy power plugs. It probably goes without saying that this unit is definitely SLI and CrossFireX compatible, and you'll be hard-pressed to find enough hardware to bring the 8Pack 2000W PSU to its knees.
The power supply has an ATX design and is a staggering 220 mm long, so do be sure to check for compatibility with your case if you're thinking of getting one.
At the time of writing, the PSU appears to only be available from CaseKing.de (opens in new tab) in Germany with a price tag of €369.90. However, because Super Flower is an OEM for various manufacturers, chances are we'll be seeing similar or identical units released from other brands, like EVGA, over the coming weeks in the U.S. We don't have exact pricing information, but the price from CaseKing.de turns into roughly $350 after removing VAT, which should give you a pretty good indication of what these similar units will cost in the US.
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If Intel and Nvidia continue down the same path of efficiency (can't say the same thing about AMD atm) we will soon see high end pc's running off lower power psu's again.
Check that out, you don't need a lot of watts for a decent high end system.
And...wow...at least $350 for a PSU, which would net them a top-end GPU instead. Yeah, I think I'll pass on this.
... and the GW model is a whole 2cm shorter.
Sun Microsystems 2400W REDUNDANT POWER SUPPLY (MSRP: $12,250)
Cisco WS-CAC-3000W Redundant Power Supply
That a hell of a lot of power.