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Is this PSU a single rail?
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=17670AC8559

also been looking at this one.

http://www.directcanada.com/products...7;20Technology
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First one (the Zeus) is NOT single rail. However, it's one beast of an excellent PSU

The second one (OP750) is single rail. 750W, 60A on a single 12V rail.

Other alternatives are the DA750 and DA850:
http://www.directcanada.com/products...e%20Technology
http://www.directcanada.com/products...e%20Technology

Both have a single 12V rail (the 750W version is idental to the OP750) of 60A and 70A respectively. These are modular, and very nice
    
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ahhhh thank you. So when a PSU says EPS12V does that mean its single rail?
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ahhhh thank you. So when a PSU says EPS12V does that mean its single rail?
Nope.

EPS12V means that it meets the EPS12V standards. Most important thing about that is that the PSU has am 8-pin motherboard connector.

You'll have to look at the specs to see how many rails a PSU has. Find an image of the label (newegg has those images in most cases), and you'll see the number of rails.
    
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Ok, last question. What is modular? does mean i can take off cables i dont need or something? To free up space?
also is this single rail?
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=22170AC2969
how do you tell?
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Yes. Modular allows you to remove the cables you do not need. Here is a set of images of the DA850:
http://www.silverstonetek.com/produc...850_photo.html
Note the back view doesn't have cables coming out, but just a bunch of connecions for the cables.

The best way to tell how many rails a PSU has is to go to the manufacturer's website and look at the specs. The last PSU you mentions is NOT single rail:
Look here: http://www.silverstonetek.com/produc...1000_spec.html
You see a 12V1 and a 12V2. Thus, two 12V rails for this one. Note that the max total combined load is 70A (75A peak).

Then, look at the DA850: http://www.silverstonetek.com/produc...a850_spec.html
You only see one 12V rail, delivering a max load of 70A.

Given that the DA series is better quality than the Strider (the ST1000 is a Strider), I would pick the DA850 in your case. It has all you need: plenty power, modular, and a single 12V rail.
    
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