Originally Posted by DuckieHo
You do realize that the OCZ GamerXStream is a FSP Forton PSU? His PSU is fine. While it maybe not the best, it is absolutely fine for his current system.
Voltage * Amp = Watts
Amperes and Wattage are directly related. Yes, individual current ratings do provide more information than overall power though.
Except nVidia designed the board... not EVGA.
Certain people on this board are getting pretty atrocious at presumptions and putting words in people's mouths.
QUOTE the part of my post where I said EVGA "designed" the 680i. I know who designed the 680i, but the quote you had of me, CLEARLY I said EVGA "made" that 680i. Is that not true? Does EVGA drive down to the Nvidia chocolate factory and pick up the 680i's that Nvidia makes and puts the EVGA label on? NO. Nvidia sells the chipsets and design rights to EVGA, EVGA makes the board, packages it, boxes it and ships it out.
Why do you think ASUS 680i boards have solid capacitors and EVGA boards don't? Oh yeah that's right, because ASUS and EVGA are different motherboard brands.
And voltages x amps = watts, but that doesn't change the fact that better power supplies use better internal components, better caps, better heatsinks, a better 12v rail specification or the fact that some power supply companies lie about what the max watts is on their PSU's.
How else would you explain that the FSP 760 gets the exact same 12v rail amperage as the 700?
Plus efficiency also plays a huge role. The GameXStream 700 doesn't have the efficiency the Corsair S12 based unit has when the 12v rails are under near full load. I know that it takes a lot to fully load 12v rails (even a 8800 SLI set up at load can only really put down 500ish watts) but it doesn't change the fact that when you put these PSU's at load, the Corsair has 80% efficiency and the GameXStream doesn't.