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ok i understand the bigger watt the better but since i posted on here i was informed that was a big myth the rails aree what matters so if you brains can help me with summthing what would be good rateings on the rails and why or could you give me a link to a site that can explane it for me i have been googleing for hours on this and ram timings i still dont understand why the better ram is not good for overclocking have never overclokced a sys but will be doing it next month on a sys thats like

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i relly relly want to oc but i would like to understand why i am buying these components other than they were the ones i was told would be best so that i am not just doing what someone says to get what i want i would like to fully understand it for this and future builds i know you guys get tired of posts like this i have read the FAQS and i must be dumb cuz i dont get any of that i do know my way around a pc very well but dont understand oc the way i would like to
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i understand that but i would like to find out what the amps on the rails should be i have 2 PS here and they told me neather is any good cuz of thoses so what do i need to look for
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ok i understand the bigger watt the better but since i posted on here i was informed that was a big myth the rails aree what matters so if you brains can help me with summthing what would be good rateings on the rails and why or could you give me a link to a site that can explane it for me i have been googleing for hours on this and ram timings i still dont understand why the better ram is not good for overclocking have never overclokced a sys but will be doing it next month on a sys thats like

e6300
asus p5b
thinking of going with the buffolow firestix memory that was suggsted for me here on this site
and the 8800 gts

i relly relly want to oc but i would like to understand why i am buying these components other than they were the ones i was told would be best so that i am not just doing what someone says to get what i want i would like to fully understand it for this and future builds i know you guys get tired of posts like this i have read the FAQS and i must be dumb cuz i dont get any of that i do know my way around a pc very well but dont understand oc the way i would like to
The parts were recommended because they are known to run well beyond their rated specs. They are all top quality parts.

The amperage on a psu is more important than watts because the amps tells you how much power is available from the unit. You can get a 600 watt psu with 16 amps on the 12v rail....or one with 60 amps on the same line. The more amps available the more stable it will be and you can run more with it like SLI and extra hard drives and stuff.
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i understand that but i would like to find out what the amps on the rails should be i have 2 PS here and they told me neather is any good cuz of thoses so what do i need to look for
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Please do fix the posts... We don't expect perfect grammar, but at least readable sentences.

I'd recommend this PSU for your set up for $87.50. 500W, 35A on the 12V rails, and a reputable brand:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817256001
    
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yeah of the cheaper ones i know FSP makes some that run about 55$ and gives you decent amps and they tend to last a really long time
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post #8 of 17
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Ok so i understand that the 12v rail the higher the Amp the better it is.
does this also apply to the multi 12v rail?
and lastly the 12v- amp is .08 ok for this is this also higher the better? and thank you for the links will be reading them both tonight.
and apologizes for my spelling and such have never been good at writing.
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That last post was a lot better thank you.

Yes, more amps on the 12V rails is better, also in the case of multiple rails.

Don't worry too much about 12V- rail. Not that important, and in most cases you'll see 0.8 or maybe 1A
    
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Yes, you want a decent amount of amps on each rail.
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