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Old 01-23-2006, 10:39 PM   #1
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For a card like 6600GT with pentium D and 1 gb ram, 2 optical drive and 1 HD, BFG tech told me that a 400w psu with 19amps on the +12v rail is TOO low, and it is recommended to have 24 amps on the 12v rail. However, checking many decent PSU's, not many actually have 20+ amps on the 12v rail; unless I'm missing something, could anyone shine some light on this issue?
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I think he ment wattage. 400 might be too low. Maybe a 430 would do it. 450 for sure.
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Old 01-23-2006, 10:49 PM   #3
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I can assure you he was talking about 12v rail. the minimum for the card is 350watt, I told him 400 watt and he said; that is fine. But when he asked about the 12v rail, he began saying it was 'too low' and weak.
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Oh, then hell you have got me there..
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Old 01-23-2006, 11:00 PM   #5
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Stupid BFG: there so full of bs...they just don't want to send me a new card admitting THEIR card is faulty. They want to make me feel bad by saying its my system that has a problem....sigh. I thought BFG had great service too
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Old 01-23-2006, 11:04 PM   #6
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24 amps on the 12V rail is not uncommon. Check out OCZ Powerstream, Seasonice S12-500 or S12-500, PCP&C Turbocool, and Fortron AX-500. They all have more enough on the 12V rail.
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Old 01-23-2006, 11:12 PM   #7
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Well the problem is, I was planning to get a Raidmax Sagitta Case that comes with a Raidmax 450watt PSU. Reviews said the PSU was decent, so I felt that my system isn't too powerhungry so it should work. But after the BFG technician told me i should have 24 amps, I got worried since the raidmax PSU only has 14amps on the psu i believe....So should I get that case or go for a better psu and a cheaper case that doesn't come with a psu
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Get a case that doesnt come with a psu and get a good psu.
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Old 01-23-2006, 11:21 PM   #9
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Or ya know, just get a higher wattage psu, and im sure it comes with whatever 'rail's' you need.
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Old 01-23-2006, 11:43 PM   #10
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So instead of the Raidmax Sagitta + PSU combo....I'm thinking about this....
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...717575&CatId=0
with either this psu or this one
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