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Old 12-13-2006, 08:29 PM   #11
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Oh, the dual rails helps, yes. I don't quite remember what they do...maybe it's to give more voltage when required, or they work in parallel...I don't quite remember. You know that they have 3x+12V rails and quad +12V rails now? (Not sure for three, but 100% sure for 4)
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Old 12-13-2006, 08:37 PM   #12
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So with a 300W Power Supply would it be better if i got like 500W or higher
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Old 12-13-2006, 08:42 PM   #13
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Yep, PSU lights is making it more powerful Nah! It doesn't



You should need a good 450W for that type of build.
Actually I didn't even know it lights up untill I turned it on the first time was a nice surprise! Yes it's a nice decoration. By the way did I mention that when the computer turns off one of the fans in the PSU stays on a few minutes to cool the system down, another nice touch.
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Old 12-13-2006, 08:51 PM   #14
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So with a 300W Power Supply would it be better if i got like 500W or higher
430 or higher.
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Old 12-13-2006, 09:18 PM   #15
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The psu could market 4 12V rails, but infact sometimes it really is only 1 12V rail split up. For others it really is four independant 12V rails.
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Old 12-14-2006, 12:09 AM   #16
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Oh, the dual rails helps, yes. I don't quite remember what they do...maybe it's to give more voltage when required, or they work in parallel...I don't quite remember. You know that they have 3x+12V rails and quad +12V rails now? (Not sure for three, but 100% sure for 4)
So basically with four 12V rails, you'll always have a continuous supply of power? That's good for the parts instead of having them receive surges every now and then from within the system.
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Old 12-14-2006, 12:28 AM   #17
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yes, you will have a continuous amount of power. Even with one beefy 12V rail, as long as its a high quality powersupply, the ripple shouldnt be bad at all and it should be just as good if not better than a quad 12V powersupply.
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Jeeze guys, come on. The correct answer is to look at the amps on the 12volt rail. For that setup at the least 16 amps. A 400watt psu is standard. Just check the 12volt rail is putting out over 15 amps.
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