Originally Posted by Ste
I wouldn't use either, but the Ultra ones are slightly better than apevia.
So I would say use the ultra LSP.
If you won't buy one on the recommended list.
Thanks for your recommendation. Now I am sorry I did not read this post from the beginning BEFORE I started looking for a nice PSU.
To be 100% honest with you, I normally read the reviews at New Egg to obtain what I feel is an unbiased review on an item before I purchase it. Now I think I realize that perhaps many of the reviews are from people that have a somewhat limited understanding of what makes up a good product.
I purchased the Apevia Beast Power because it has somewhat good reviews, it also has 3 fans, fan speed controller knob, nice UV sleeves, and really cool looking lights to make my case look nice [I know, I should have bought more for performance and longevity rather than mere aesthetic values].
Well, now I know where to come first before I purchase another one.
Ok, one more question.
The Apevia is showing these output ratings:
+3.3V@38A, +5V@40A, +12V1@22A, +12V2@24A, -5V@0.3A, -12V@0.8A, +5VSB@2A
The Ultra is showing these output ratings:
Input Voltage: 115 ~ 230
+3.3V: 24 A
+5V: 32 A
+12V 1: 38 A
-12V: 0.6 A
+5VSB: 2 A
I really do not know much about these ratings, but I have a couple of questions...
Given that the Apevia is showing ratings of 22 and 24 amps on the 12 volt does this tell me it has two rails?
And on the Ultra, I see ratings of 38 amps on a 12 volt, yet nearly nada on the other 12 volt...
How many amps does my GTS 250 need to run comfortably?
And, if I use the Apevia, can the GTS pull amps from both the 22 and 24 sections?
Please help me to understand this if you can...