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Review: ASUS ROG THOR 1200W PSU

Discussion in 'Frontpage news' started by Hilbert Hagedoorn, Dec 18, 2018.

  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    We review the all-new ASUS ROG Thor power supply from ASUS, we'll peek at the new 1200 Watt Platinum certified model. ASUS aims to release a powerful, efficient and very aesthetically pleasing unit, ...

    Review: ASUS ROG THOR 1200W PSU
     
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  2. warlord

    warlord Ancient Guru

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    Hey @Hilbert Hagedoorn. Did you check if the wattage consumption meter (oled) is accurate? I find it a really interesting feature in my opinion, that PSU already is in my top list for a new rig I am preparing. I am so satisfied from the rog series in every PC component you see. :D
     
  3. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    It is accurate yes, however it is averaging out load in like 1~2 second intervals, so sudden peaks could be filtered away a bit.
     
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  4. MegaFalloutFan

    MegaFalloutFan Master Guru

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    Its a nice feature but it came way too late for lots of people: We are living in the era of PSU shrouds.
    For this very reason I chose Corsair HX1200i instead of this, I can see how much watt it uses and Much more all on my PC, i can even make it single rail or multi rail
     
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  5. Captain_Hook

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    Nice piece of hardware (as it's based on Seasonic), but the requirement of putting the fan upwards (to have OLED positioned correctly) is a mistake for most new chassis (with PSU shroud)
     
  6. waltc3

    waltc3 Master Guru

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    Very nice review, HH! I really liked the single 12v rail @ 100W...nice! The single 12v rail seems to have proven itself over time. Remember Power PC & Cooling? They hit the market with the first 12v multiple-rail PSU, IIRC, and their reasoning was such good marketing that I bought one--was very disappointed in it actually. Oh, it worked well enough...but the cables were too short--way short, had to use extensions! Seems some of their vaunted efficiency/stability at the time was because of the short-throw cables! Didn't buy another PPC&C PSU.

    Agreed with all of your points. Good point about ErP mandate...I've got the option, but I have configured the system to shut completely down--I don't do sleep and when it's off I want it completely off. Seems this PSU is really meant for 100% silent PSU aficionados--hence the odd position of the fan--fan probably not meant to run very much if at all. 10-year warranty on the guts is also nice! Have to second the 850W recommendation, too! Not my cup of tea!
     
  7. Chess

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    A few notes: 3 years on the LED seems very reasonable, from the manufacturers perspective.
    I haven't seen any quality LED circuit in ages ( what is quality, eh? ). Even top end automobile LED parts like rear/brakelights break fairly often.
    RMA'ing a completely fine, reliable PSU to switch out the LED's seems quite weird.

    Second: I read the review diagonally since I've got several tabs open, but apart from ripple, no harmonics have been tested, right?
    I'm quite interested how 'clean' the power is from an audiophile point of view. Might be pointless since the PC itself will generate quite a bit of dirty signals.
    But pointless things are what the highest models of PC parts are all about ^^.

    3rd: I'm glad that my Corsair AX850i is just as good as a top end PSU these days. Hurray!
     
  8. Tufaann

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    this PSU looks so damn cool, it's out of my budget but maybe some future build if i get a better paying job haha.
    Currently rocking a i5 3330 and a r9 280x lmao. 9700k and a 1080ti or 2xxx is the dream atm
     
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    Oh man, this would be like having a calorie meter on my bowl of doritos! I think I'll pass!!
     
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    I’ve bought an evga a few years ago and I have to say it’s got nothing to envy this one!
     

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