Originally Posted by Atomic Rooster
Hmm. . .
4 - +12V rails @ 18A
+3.3V @ 25A
+5V @ 30A
4 +12V rails @ 18A
+3.3 @ 30A
+5V @ 28A
It looks to me like Thermaltake "beefed up the other rails that aren't as important, in order to rate it as higher wattage."
I wouldn't call the Antec a waste at all. It has high power, great reliability and is backed by excellent customer service. 150W more than the Thermaltake at the same price sounds like a good deal to me. I haven't known any of the high quality PSU manufacturers to "fudge" it's numbers to get a higher rating.
What are you talking about...who cares about the +3.3 and +5V rails? They don't matter, no matter what both PSUs are gonna have more than enough power there. All that matters is that the Thermaltake has the same amount of power on the +12V rails for less money.
And after the MIR, the Thermaltake is $50 cheaper. And they pretty much have the same amount of power (on the +12V rails, which is all that really matters)