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So I guess my PSU sucks. And Im looking at new ones now. What is the difference beetween a single 12v rail and multiple 12v rails what is better?
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post #2 of 16
you want more 12v rails,

It will help with Better GPU's and such
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post #3 of 16
it depends on amps and what ur using it for, i will assume your card uses 20 amps, and the psu is dual rail at 20 amps each so you will overload your psu, if you had a single rail at 40 amps that would not have happened, its basically a big balance act, but i think single rail is better
    
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post #4 of 16
If your going to buy a PSU get the anykind of Corsair there great
http://www.corsair.com/products/tx.aspx
 
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post #5 of 16
why do you think your psu sucks?
    
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post #6 of 16
There is not much difference in how they work but a PUS with more than one rail could still supply power if one of the rails failed. More likely if your PSU has a failure it will just die. It is also thought that a PSU with more rails will deliver "Cleaner" power but, that is not always the case. Most of the good PSU companies are going back to the 1 or 2 rail setups but, they do still have many good 4 rail units. When it comes to PSU's and building a system pick the PSU first and don,t go cheap (Build Quality) when you pick one. Looks are unimportant.

Here is a good 550w unit. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817151027
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post #7 of 16
Based on your system specs, you need not worry about single/multiple rails.

Look for a Corsair 450VX, 550VX, or HX520. The latter two are meant for future-proofing if you were to upgrade other components later on.
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post #8 of 16
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Quote:
Originally Posted by microman View Post
why do you think your psu sucks?
Because I made a thread and basicly like 5 people said it sucked.
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post #9 of 16
IMO only way a PSU can suck is if it doesnt power all your hardware, burned down the house, or doesnt have lights in it (jk)
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post #10 of 16
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Well im having these wierd issues. Where the PC all of sudden just shuts off. And windows BSOD says "Computer was shut down due to power damage to prevent damage" So it must be a PSU issue. So far I have had 7 motherboards go on me and its pretty obvious that the PSU is wrecking them.
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