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My boss knows I'm pretty tech savvy because I've talked about building my own rig, so he asked me today about power supplies, apparently his friend just gave him their old rig and it's power supply has trouble powering the rig. The current PSU is a 500w but I think it's bad anyway because it's only powering a 7800gs and other normal stuff, but anyway, so he was askign me what he should get and I already recommended a few but I'd like to get some more professional (you guys) opinions. I don't know whether his mb takes a 20 or 20+4 pin connection though, but the psu should be between 500-700w, any ideas? Oh and I'd like it to be as cheap as possible, but still be a good brand Thanks!
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Corsair 520W
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Seasonic 430w - Fishie ran his GTS on this @_@.
Silverstone 500w <-- I'd get this.
OCZ 600w - 700w
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[18A * 12v] * 2power rails = 432W of available 12v power.

Those are the amperage specs on the silverstone in the above link. The 'clio' is just under the silverstone @ 16A,17A...but an excellent deal for 50.00.
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[18A * 12v] * 2power rails = 432W of available 12v power.

Those are the amperage specs on the silverstone in the above link. The 'clio' is just under the silverstone @ 16A,17A...but an excellent deal for 50.00.
You can't combine them like that.
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What? Im, not giving a scientific formula...just a estimate on its power output capabilities. And why not...the manufacturer does us even worse.

I think if its rated for 500W...then its should produce 500W.

I also understand that you cannot max every voltage rail on a PSU, so the ratings on the box are bogus anyways, and in real world testing, you would never see numbers like the specs list.

I was merely pointing out that the Clio is only down on the Silverstone by a total of 3A, for the price diff.
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