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PaiN
01-14-06, 01:51 PM
In the process of rebuilding on the DFI...I found I have a nasty short in PSU's main 24pin ATX line.(yes the fun never ends)
I'm thinking about replacing it with the: FSP Group (Fortron Source) FX600-GLN 600w PSU (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817104014).
My concern is that this power supply has 4 12v rails instead of the usual 2....problem is they 15amps each(total of +12v 45amps) I thought the min spec was 18amps, I'm not sure this matters because of the 4 rails? The PSU is also on nVidia's SLI list: http://www.slizone.com/object/slizone2_build.html#certified_powersupplies
I wanted to ask around before pushed the buy button...
thanks

Roadhog
01-14-06, 01:53 PM
I wouldnt get it.

You can get an OCZ Powerstream 520w SLI for less, and is also a much nicer psu.

PaiN
01-14-06, 04:17 PM
I've been doing some research.
Here's the specs on the PCP&C 850watt beast.....
http://images10.newegg.com/NeweggImage/productimage/17-703-002-04.JPG

It also has 4 +12v rails, each at 17amps.....I doubt this PSU has a problem running SLI cards, even though its "under" the recommended 18amps :)
So, I'm going assume that the 18amps min is based on the total +12v lines.

??? anyone know if I'm right or wrong

Roadhog
01-14-06, 04:49 PM
18 would be the min. total.

jAkUp
01-14-06, 06:14 PM
Yes, total. You are good :D

PaiN
01-14-06, 07:24 PM
I ended up going with an ENERMAX Whisper II EP---535watts, dual +12v rails at 19amps each, SLI certification, whisper quiet operation and an 8pin EPS connector for less than $100. It should do the job fine....and this damn system can be finished (drunk)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817103512

Roadhog
01-14-06, 07:34 PM
enermax!! NOOOO!

PaiN
01-14-06, 09:15 PM
enermax!! NOOOO!
ya know...its too funny, I've used more hardware then you could imagine, and no matter what I get, there's always someone, somewhere that is totally "anti" whatever that parts is ;)
But in all my experiance, its BS(no offense Road), its just impossible to qualify parts anymore by there brand name....You never know, what one person says in the absolute best, could totally bomb in another persons setup.
Read the reviews of "real" people at newegg on any product......you'll see exactly what I mean.

Roadhog
01-14-06, 09:19 PM
ive heard of enermax psu's failing like crazy.

PaiN
01-14-06, 10:25 PM
ive heard of enermax psu's failing like crazy.
k Road.....now you don't have to loose sleep tonight over me buying an Enermax :D hehe
I changed my mind and went with the FSP Group (Fortron Source) FX600-GLN 600Watts (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817104014).....couldn't shake the feeling I was "down-grading" by getting the Enermax Whisper II

Roadhog
01-14-06, 10:36 PM
ahaha... I like Fortron... But... I like a psu where i can adjust the rails.. :D

Banko
01-15-06, 03:55 PM
I would get it, I have the 500W version and I love mine very stable voltages and it has adjustable pots if you want to open it up.

Rytr
01-15-06, 05:14 PM
I have owned a number of Enermax psu's. Still use a 550W and two 600W. One 600W was DOA but the replacement has done well for the last 6+ months. I have a FSP 500W that does exceptionally well with SLI setups, at least with 6800 GT and GS cards in SLI.