Especially with SLI coming standard in many systems today and the cost being very reachable, decent power supplies able to handle dual video cards along with dual core CPUs is a must. Capacity and stability are keen, and often even beefy models may not cut it for enthusiast systems. In my NAS I require 2 power supplies from the sheer amount of equipment inside, which piqued my interest in the ThermalTake PurePower 680W
. Though this more reads like an infomercial and no stress test is done, the specifications are impressive and ThermalTake tends to be a brand of good repute. Mostly what is interesting about it is the affordability. We aren't taking hundreds of dollars for a beefy PSU anymore. The 420W model of this same line was going for a mere $36 a week ago. The author may disagree but $145 seems to be a great price for something this capable. Low-power designs aside, computers are still continuing to draw more and more power as time goes on. Within a year, 680W may be standard. If you're looking for a beefy PSU, give this a read.