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Old 04-01-2007, 12:58 AM   #1
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does a ATX12V fit into a ATX PSU rail or is there no difference?
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Huh? What exactly do you mean? An ATX12V plug into an standard ATX motherboard connector?

Most newer PSUs have a 20+4 pin plug that will work with any 20 or 24 pin motherboard.
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on newegg you can sort PSU's by different types two being ATX and another being ATX 12V i was wondering if they are different form factors?
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Well, they are the same form factors, but the differences are as follows.

ATX12V all have 24 pin connectors, dual 12V rails, serial ATA connectors, and a minimum efficiency rating of 70% full power efficiency and a recommended rating of 80%.

They will work with ATX motherboards as they usually have a 20+4 pin connector, whereas ATX PSUs are only designed to work with the older systems.
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thanks

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817170017

do you think that is cheap or legit? its an atx12v so it defainately puts out that wattage. i just want to know if you think it will last a long time
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Well, it is cheap isn't it . . . What kind of system are you planning on putting it in?

If you have or are building a high powered gaming rig, I wouldn't put too much faith in it.

If you are looking for a nice PSU that is both reliable and fairly inexpensive, you should look at a FSP Group (Fortron Source) ATX400-PA 400W PSU.
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Old 04-01-2007, 05:36 PM   #7
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yeah , if you are just building a system for web surfing , and general basic tasks like word processing then that psu would be fine
but for anything like gaming or vid editing /rendering i would use a decent psu so as you got a decent supply of power to all the components
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i plan on building a mid-range gaming machine
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817182044
thats the one im ready to buy

another question is to save the 100$ i have to buy things or save it i plan on getting that
along with these things
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811998016
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811994001
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811998102
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811999450

those things wont drop in prices will they
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The Rosewill PSU is a nice one. Good power on the 12V rails and I have been hearing good things about them lately.

I don't see the prices dropping much on those other items. Maybe an occasional free shipping promo maybe.
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