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  • r3loaded - Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - link

    Thing is, most cryptocurrency miners are located in North America as electricity's much cheaper there. So it's actually the North American market which would be more receptive to a 1700W power supply. Reply
  • piroroadkill - Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - link

    That's not the reason it's EU only, it's most likely because the socket-outlets in the US can't cope because of the terribly low voltage, so you'd need an unreasonable amperage to deliver the same amount of watts. Reply
  • IndianaKrom - Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - link

    Yeah, a standard circuit in the US is 115 volts at 15 amps = 1725 watts maximum, a 1700 watt PSU at peak loading with 89% efficiency would draw ~1910 watts which would trip the breaker. Reply
  • DanNeely - Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - link

    Another reason to doubt a US version is that 1700W is butting up against the 15A of standard US residential wiring. Getting 20A circuits instead isn't hard, but to draw that much current from a single device you need to use a different wall socket; and Joe Moron is likely to save time and effort by replacing the wall plug and circuit breaker but not pulling thicker wire through the walls leading to a fire hazard. Reply
  • nathanddrews - Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - link

    I used 20A wire when I remodeled my house. ;-) Reply
  • JASTECH - Friday, April 25, 2014 - link

    I never heard of 20 amp wire. Your load, length of wire will determin the proper gauge to use.

    Most new homes do not all have 20 amp breakers, they include many 10 amp and 15 amp breakers.

    I wired a home run 20 amp from the sub-panel I installed which also has the neutro/grnd bus bar removed, then installed 8' copper ground rod into earth then to sub-panel. I have a pure sonic wave APC 2600 Pro that is plugged into home run. This gives me clean power for my rig.
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  • bobbozzo - Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - link

    Modern houses all have 20A breakers minimum, but the outlets are still rated for 15A per plug. Reply
  • nathanddrews - Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - link

    Just in time for the Radeon R9 295X2. Reply
  • Thefinalcomponent - Thursday, April 10, 2014 - link

    I know, I found this because I was looking for a PSU that could power 2 R9 295X2's for my new rig. I'm gunna squeeze them in to a Bitfenix prodigy m with a 4930k and was struggling to find a PSU with this wattage and form factor! Reply
  • Gadgety - Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - link

    Want one. Not sure it's worth spending on it when my current current is being supplied by a Silverstone ST-1500. Reply
  • extide - Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - link

    If you need it you need it, if you don't, you don't. Reply
  • Thefinalcomponent - Thursday, April 10, 2014 - link

    Do you know how much this PSU costs? Reply
  • tech.kyle - Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - link

    Crypto miners have no problem using multiple power supplies. If three 800 watt power supplies are cheaper than the one 1700 watt, they'll be going with that. Reply
  • baloor - Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - link

    Australia is 240V but I am fairly certain our household power outlets are rated to 1500W maximum. Reply
  • tiro_uspsss - Thursday, March 20, 2014 - link

    lil confused there about electricity there matey - we have 240V & 10A, so to figure out max W, it's simply VxA=W, so 240 x 10 = 2400W Reply

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