Originally Posted by Looby
well i honestly have no use for the rails (isnt that just for graphics cards?) but i will have probably 10 HDDs in there about 4-5 CD burners (didnt list those need good quality lightscribe or professional print burners) uh... firewire cards (onboard is usless to me) havent bought those yet but i found some with dedicated power to the ports from the PSU which will be used to run midi conrolers interfaces outboard synchable gear and all that so idk if i need that much power but i just know if power drops off for a sec then i have to start over and clients dont like that...
also i know the BFG is fairly quiet which is a must how quiet is the corsair and warranty i REALLY like lifetime warranty
No, everyone uses "rails" regardless. Graphics cards and CPU's all run their watt's on the 12v rails while each HDD and optical drive use about one @ on the 12v and then some of the other rails.
The Corsair 620HX has one large 50@ rail and this will be plenty enough to handle anything you have to throw out it. as stated fans only use about 3-5w on the 5v I believe so don't worry it's fine really.
You don't need a 1K PSU. Go with the 620HX from zipzoomfly.com
that should be more than enough
EDIT: I figured I would say that the only difference from most 650w PSU's and 1K watt PSU's is the amount of amps on the 12v rails. Most PSU's only have around 170-180 w's on the 3 and 5v rails and then tons on the other rails. Since don't need as much on the 12v's this is why you don't have to worry. All things use "rails"....how else is the power transfered? it justr depends on which voltage your equipment needs.