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Old 16-12-18, 05:55 PM
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ASUS ROG Thor 850W & 1200W PSU Review



ASUS has entered the PSU market, but are their 1st Generation units worth it?


ASUS ROG Thor 850W & 1200W PSU Review

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Old 16-12-18, 06:10 PM
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Great review, and bonus points for making up the term "Roggy"
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Old 16-12-18, 09:36 PM
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Nice review guv , i do like the looks of them , and i see they got the nod of approval from the senior power supply analyst
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Great review, and bonus points for making up the term "Roggy"
Roggy... as if RoG didnt make me cringe enough haha. I would love to see the "republic of gamers" brand disappear. Along with MSI Gamer X, Godlike, EVGA FTW, and all the rest of the asian marketted terminologies.

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In short, we think ASUS needs to lower the price of their 1200W model. At its current pricing, it is hard not to recommend exploring other options, leaving the ROG Thor 1200W as a unit that is only for the most ardent of ROG fans.
To be honest, I don't see the point of a 1200W in this day and age. SLI 3/4way is gone. This is aimed at gamers, so even with SLI 2 way and and overclocked CPU you are looking at around 800W usage at most. Components released now focus on efficiency as much as performance. As you said, the 850W variant will make far more sense to the consumer.

Even a 1000W would be catered more towards enthusiast markets. 1200W just makes no sense to me at all.
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Whatever you do, Do not drop 1 of these PSU's on your foot, Otherwise you're going to have a thor toe.....
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Old 18-12-18, 01:31 PM
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Whatever you do, Do not drop 1 of these PSU's on your foot, Otherwise you're going to have a thor toe.....
Thor goes out on the sauce one night. He goes to a bar, and meets a young lady with a lisp.

They spend the night in a hotel making love.. The next morning he decides to formally introduce himself..

"Hi, I'm Thor!" he says. She replies..

"You're thor? I'm so thor I can't pith"
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Roggy... as if RoG didnt make me cringe enough haha. I would love to see the "republic of gamers" brand disappear. Along with MSI Gamer X, Godlike, EVGA FTW, and all the rest of the asian marketted terminologies.



To be honest, I don't see the point of a 1200W in this day and age. SLI 3/4way is gone. This is aimed at gamers, so even with SLI 2 way and and overclocked CPU you are looking at around 800W usage at most. Components released now focus on efficiency as much as performance. As you said, the 850W variant will make far more sense to the consumer.

Even a 1000W would be catered more towards enthusiast markets. 1200W just makes no sense to me at all.
As far as high wattage PSU's go, I'd say they are still useful today. The RTX 2080 Ti consumes more power than the GTX 1080Ti and the introduction of insane core counts in CPUs like AMD's Threadripper have made it a lot easier to build a high wattage system, especially if you overclock.

Yeah, 1200W will be overkill for most users, but they are far from pointless.
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Yeah I still live having at least twice the power I need on tap. I know most PSUs are now efficient at loads well over 50% I still prefer not to put anything under stress.
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Thor goes out on the sauce one night. He goes to a bar, and meets a young lady with a lisp.

They spend the night in a hotel making love.. The next morning he decides to formally introduce himself..

"Hi, I'm Thor!" he says. She replies..

"You're thor? I'm so thor I can't pith"

Terrible... I love it XD
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Why are the heatsinks so, aesthetic? I mean, nobody will ever see them other than reviewers, why not have regular, more efficient fins for better performance?
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