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Old December 13, 2008, 05:14 PM
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Old December 13, 2008, 05:34 PM
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I would say that would be a biased calculator for people to buy Thermaltake stuff.
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SKY: What is a good PSU Calculator? If I'm correct it really has to do more with how many Amps the 12v rail is pushing correct?
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If I'm correct it really has to do more with how many Amps the 12v rail is pushing correct?
I know Sky is the resident expert on PSU, however, I will poke my nose in hear and confirm that the numbers of Amps on a single 12v Rail is what is the important factor ro in the case of Multiple Rails, as in some Modular PSU, the amount of Amps to each rail.
I know I see a lot of folks really pushing to want a modular PSU, running multiple rails, for cable management purposes, however, if the Amps on the multiple Rails is not adequate....."ooopps, my GTX 260 / 280 keeps crashing"!
I see this is a common problem that has mant Threads posted on the Evga Web Site. A PSU with a single powerful rail is most advantageous....an example would be when I ws running my 280 SLI arrangement on a PC P&C 750 W Single 60 Amp Rail.
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Old December 13, 2008, 10:24 PM
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When I bought my Corsair VX550 it was pushing 41 Amps which is damn good for a 550 watt. According to JonnyGuru it was actually pushing more. I have to find the review.
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Well, I'm no resident expert to any degree, just thought it was something helpful.
After all, I might use that as a basis of what I should have.
But I run Ultra PSU's.

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SKY: What is a good PSU Calculator? If I'm correct it really has to do more with how many Amps the 12v rail is pushing correct?
Due to the very nature of components and overclocking, a PSU "calculator" will never be accurate. Add to that all of them are sponsored in some way by a power supply company whose intention it is to SELL power supplies...well, you get it.

In my opinion the best source of information about what kind of PSU you will need lies right in front of you: the HWC Forum. Heck, any forum with a few knowledgeable members would do. Why? Because you know their opinions will not be clouded by the chance they are trying to sell you a power supply. Even though all the responses may not agree, that in itself raises debate where points will be brought up that a cookie-cutter power supply calculator will never bring up.
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