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Old 05-17-2009, 09:47 PM   #21
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It's no problem grant, I was just stating a fact.
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Old 05-17-2009, 11:29 PM   #22
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Well some things I don't get at all are why the heck would a 430 watt PSU need four 20 amp rails? That's for 650-750 Watt PSU's minimum. And sure your power supply has more features, but if the ratings mean anything, I wouldn't ever drop $40 on that PSU.

I don't want to sound stingy here, but if you recommended that PSU to me for a low budget build, I would take the sparkle in an instant.



This is a very good power supply Grantofhell listed. Well rated with over 2000 reviews on newegg. It is also a little cheaper on newegg.com right now. Here-- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817153023
I usually agree with Rohan but this time I have to disagree, the wattage rating and total amps on the Rosewill's 12v rails is way out of whack and they don't add up, the sparkle psu is a good psu for low end builds and that's exactly what this is, the four 20 amp 12v rails throws up a huge red flag for me, I'd definitely stay away from that Rosewill psu, they have a 400w unit that has 27 amps on two 12v rails and this unit jumps to 80 amps on four rails but only puts out 411w total...? huge red flag imo...
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I usually agree with Rohan but this time I have to disagree, the wattage rating and total amps on the Rosewill's 12v rails is way out of whack and they don't add up, the sparkle psu is a good psu for low end builds and that's exactly what this is, the four 20 amp 12v rails throws up a huge red flag for me, I'd definitely stay away from that Rosewill psu, they have a 400w unit that has 27 amps on two 12v rails and this unit jumps to 80 amps on four rails but only puts out 411w total...? huge red flag imo...
A huge red flag for sure. Something fishy? Good post btw.
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Old 05-18-2009, 12:54 PM   #24
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Well some things I don't get at all are why the heck would a 430 watt PSU need four 20 amp rails? That's for 650-750 Watt PSU's minimum. And sure your power supply has more features, but if the ratings mean anything, I wouldn't ever drop $40 on that PSU.
It means that each rail can output 20A. The combined amperage of the 12V rails is not 80A. Every PSU manufacturer does it.

And I think I win: OCZ StealthXStream 400W - Manufactured by the FSP Group.
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or you could use this for using more then 1 PSU
it also comes in red orange green and purple
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It means that each rail can output 20A. The combined amperage of the 12V rails is not 80A. Every PSU manufacturer does it.

And I think I win: OCZ StealthXStream 400W - Manufactured by the FSP Group.
I have yet to see an Antec psu where the rated wattage and amps were that far out of whack, that's the most theoretical amps I've seen on a psu with less than 700-800w, I'd also disagree that every psu manufacturer does it, the more established and respected ones don't...
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371020

The only manufacturers I've seen who aren't too bad are Seasonic and PCP&C. They will probably tell you that it's not false advertising and that they aren't doing anything wrong. It's just a little misleading.
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Antec True Power 550 Watt

The only manufacturers I've seen who aren't too bad are Seasonic and PCP&C. They will probably tell you that it's not false advertising and that they aren't doing anything wrong. It's just a little misleading.
This is supposed to be a budget build. We are getting more and more power than he needs. Let's keep PSU recommendations in the 300-450 Watt range.
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PPC 420 80+, Active PFC, 12v30a (12x30=360watts)

But it does get bad reviews because it only has 3 Sata power connections and the sata wire for the connections are pretty short.


Corsair 450 80+, Active PFC, 12v33a (12x33=390watts)

More expensive but it does have six sata connections
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Sorry guys I don't shop at newegg, though i'll try to cross reference prices in the future.
Why not????????
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