Aerocool Horsepower 1020 Watt Power Supply

overviewAerocool is widely known for introducing the world to extra large case fans. I am sure you are familiar with the ExtremEngine case. If you don’t know it by name, maybe by description – it was one of the first to have a 25cm cooling fan on the side and 14cm at the front as an intake. Well, putting the ExtremEngine to the side, Aerocool is introducing the HorsePower line of PSUs. This power supply comes in two models, 720 watts for the modest PC builder and 1020 watt model for the extremist. When you consider that Crossfire using two 3870X2 cards can be done on a high performance 620Watt PSU you can see how much further Aerocool is trying to push things. Each unit divides the power between four different rails and boasts an Aerocool trademark a large fan. A 140mm one with blue lights.

 

Aerocool Horsepower 1020

Introduction

For the past year or so we have been seeing a run of seriously high powered power supplies. Many units boast up to 1200 watts and if you look hard enough you will see boxes, many of which are not yet released, which provide up to 2000 watts. This is a tremendous amount of power. And it is power that many of us really don’t need. Granted many of us don’t need the power, but there are some that do. For those who need such ownage, there are many more who wish they could afford the equipment to warrant it. Think about it! A 780i motherboard with tri-SLI or an X38 with quad Crossfire, systems most of us can only dream about. The biggest names in this high wattage war include Thermaltake, PC Power & Cooling and several others but this next company is slowly entering the PSU market and may give the others a run for their money.

Aerocool is widely known for introducing the world to extra large case fans. I am sure you are familiar with the ExtremEngine case. If you don’t know it by name, maybe by description – it was one of the first to have a 25cm cooling fan on the side and 14cm at the front as an intake. Well, putting the ExtremEngine to the side, Aerocool is introducing the HorsePower line of PSUs. This power supply comes in two models, 720 watts for the modest PC builder and 1020 watt model for the extremist. When you consider that Crossfire using two 3870X2 cards can be done on a high performance 620Watt PSU you can see how much further Aerocool is trying to push things. Each unit divides the power between four different rails and boasts an Aerocool trademark a large fan. A 140mm one with blue lights.

And if you are one of those  who base a future buy on features, the HorsePower has quite a few. One major feature would be ‘Smart Cable Management’ which simply means modular cables. And if you want numbers to help you in your decisions how about 80% efficiency, ATX 2.2 compliance and dual GPU support? And you have to read the article to find out more.

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