It’s not often that a product like the Miller XMT 300 PC power supply crosses our test bench. When the opportunity arose, I jumped at the chance but in hind sight experiences like this can be humbling. Luckily the fire was quickly put out, no one was hurt, and damage to the power supply test bench was minimal. I expect to have repairs completed and to be back in business very soon.
The Miller XMT 300 PC power supply performed exactly as advertised and while I would not consider my limited testing conclusive, it produced very good results. Clean, virtually unlimited power make this unit very attractive. And that whole flux capacitor in a temporal distortion field +5VSB thing is very innovative and down right amazing! But to be realistic, this is some serious overkill. If you are looking for the biggest, baddest, power supply on the planet, then this is it! But you better have a truck, a couple of strong friends, and very deep pockets.
As you might expect, the Miller XMT 300 PC power supply is rather expensive (and availability is very limited). Models in the Miller XMT series start at $3,523.00 USD.
• Monstrous, single rail +12V output (up to 375A peak)
• Excellent build quality and industrial-grade components
• Can support multiple PCs at the same time
• #6AWG copper cables for minimal voltage drop
• Automatic fan speed control for optimal cooling and minimal noise
• High efficiency operation (up to 87%)
• Active Power Factor Correction
• 1-Phase or 3-Phase line voltage
• 3-Year warranty
• Big, heavy and expensive
• Overkill for even hardcore PC enthusiasts
I can think of no other product that I’ve reviewed in recent years, that is more deserving of this award. For outstanding performance and serious overkill, the Miller XMT 300 PC power supply earns the coveted PC Perspective Over-Achiever Award.
Miller XMT 300 PC Power Supply
I hope you found this exclusive review entertaining… Lee
Awesome April fools joke
Awesome April fools joke
I find the article very well
I find the article very well written. Hope to see more tests like this in the near future 😉 I just hope we won’t have to wait a year before the next one 🙂
I’ve been using one of these
I’ve been using one of these to satisfy the insatiable power hungry needs of my home server. Here are the spec’s:
-MSI Z97 PC Mate motherboard
-Intel Pentium G3258 (undervolted)
-2×4 GB Corsair Ram
-3×2 TB WD green HD running in RAID 5
-Miller XMT 300 PC Power Supply
For cooling I run everything in an industrial walk-in freezer. So far the Miller XMT 300 has been doing an ok job supplying power but I’m afraid if I add anymore hard drives (I’m thinking about an ssd), I’ll need to upgrade. Maybe tap into those high power lines running near my property.
Good joke, 8 years old
Good joke, 8 years old though.
Excellent memory! Glad you
Excellent memory! Glad you have been with us all these years.
Didn’t have time to read the
Didn’t have time to read the interview, but I’d imagine you’re trying to run a Titan X in that rig?
Ask Allyn if he can arc weld
Ask Allyn if he can arc weld with this.
Awesome, whack 2 of those
Awesome, whack 2 of those into a large computer case, and you will have enough power to run the next gen AMD FX CPU.
That actually would make a
That actually would make a cool case, I am a welder, to buy the case alone from Miller would be costly, but it does have the wheels spinning in my head to fab something like this.
1994 era 220V ARC welder. I
1994 era 220V ARC welder. I remember seeing this April Fools joke quite a few years ago.
Now I know what I’ll get to
Now I know what I’ll get to power my future 300W APU.
Moar power than what my house
Moar power than what my house can bring in lulz.
All kidding aside, a lot of
All kidding aside, a lot of datacentres are moving to semi-centralised LVDC distribution, with each machine only having a basic DC-DC converter to provide the small amount of 3.3V & 5V needed. Some custom boards (e.g. Open Compute) even have the buck converters on the motherboard itself.
So while it’s a welding supply, very similar designs 9without the variable voltage) are already in use pwoering multiple PCs through 12VDC distribution.
heck 80 lb? not much more
heck 80 lb? not much more than a bag of feed!
i just wonder if it;s enough power for a NUC ?
and will it run CRYSIS???!!
Had me going until the flux
Had me going until the flux capacitor bit.
Still I imagine something like this would be quite useful in a dense datacenter environment. There’s really no need for each node to do its own AC->DC conversion there, so long as the DC leads don’t extend very far. Would at least simplify cooling.