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Old 09-02-2007, 02:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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im still looking at psus
what is a good +12v rail
for a an average gaming / schoolwork pc

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It all depends on hardware. Nowadays, Its low 20A to 30A general and 30A+ for gaming.


My computer uses 1.5A-load, .8A-idle, .65A-standby, .05A-turned off on 125V.
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The Xclio Goodpower 500W would be a decent PSU for your computer.
Or, you can get this PSU. Antec TruePower Trio 430W PSU - With 3x 12v Rails 120mm Fan
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I don't know why I love Rosewill so much, but the specs look good and it doesn't cost that much: - Rosewill RP500-2 ATX12V v2.01 500W Power Supply 115/230 V CSA, CB, TUV, FCC, UL - Retail

Not bad for average gaming and general PC usage.
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Old 09-03-2007, 08:41 AM   #5 (permalink)
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how do you check if they are good by just looking on the site m looking at the specifitcation and i cant find help please
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You know the quality of the power supply, by recognizing it's name. If it's a name that's not really known, it's suggested you go with a well known brand. Such as Antec True Power Trio models, HIPER Type-R models, Rosewill RP550 models, FSP (Fortron Source), etc..


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I would go with the corsair 520, it seems to be the best with most reilability.
I wouldnt risk going for rosewill, its cheaper, but not everything had posetive reviews about it.
FSP is good, i've had it for almost a year and its never given me a problem.

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