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Old 11-24-08, 09:53 AM   #15
spokenfor
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Default Re: Psu good enugh for 260 core 216?

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Originally Posted by EciDemon View Post
Thanks John, I'm out looking for reviews too but can't find any solid info. The one you found there is the older version with weaker 12v rails (16a/15a) and a bit different in cables too. They do look the same and have same name too so I think they did a quite switch to better work with new hardware.

I did find a guy who claimed he ran two 8800gts in sli with a core duo E6850 on the psu with 2x 20a 12v rails for a while


Dual rail PSU's are probably of the worst design because if im not mistaken ONE of those 12v rails are entirely wasted on the CPU alone leaving the other rail left to power the rest of the system.

Its just not a good design for a high end gaming system because of the fact that you can easily overload the second 12v rail which is left over to power your GPU and all of the other accessories.


Your better off with a good powerful SINGLE 12v rail PSU as the power from that one rail is dedicated to the entire system and all your components can draw the power that it needs without having to worry about overloading the 12v rail.


I recommend this PSU for your setup-

52amp Single 12v rail.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139005

Or this one which is my personal favorite-

49amp Single 12v rail.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817703005
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