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I am in the process of building a new machine and picking out the parts. I will be using a Asus P5Bdeluxe or whatever its called =p with I am thinking an E6600 or E6400 processor that I want to overclock. It will be a water cooled setup. Now I am a little out of it as it has been a while since I have put a machine together but don't you want more than 1 12v rail for overclocking to get the cleanest power to the processor? Used to be that way but a lot of the recommended PSU's now seem to be single 12v rails. What am I missing here?\\

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Doesn't really matter much.

As long as it has enough AMPs on that rail, you should be just fine.

Used to be 12V @ 24~+ Amps, but you should really opt for 12V @ 30~+ Amps for single rails.

Either E6400 or E6600 will overclock insanely well, btw.

I don't really know the point of double rails, but I think it distributes power more evenly and you get to hook up more on one PSU. At least I think that's how it works.
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Single rail PSUs are the best cause you have all the power on one rail so none of it gets wasted.
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I don't really know the point of double rails
Well the point from when I built my last machine was to have the cleanest power. So if you had dual 12v rails you had 1 of the rails just for the cpu so that the power on that rail didn't fluctuate at all or at least fluctuated less than a rail with a bunch of 12v stuff running on it. The other rails ran all the other 12v things. Keeping them separate was thought to be the way to go. I guess now it is different? It was for max stability in overclocking.
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If you have a good PSU you dont have to worry about fluctuation on the rails. Like a PC P&C PSU has a single 12V rail but it wont fluctuate at all.
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post #6 of 6
get a single rail silverstone.
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