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So it's just 580 divided by 12 for 48 amps.Is that right and always accurate?
And why don't they just say 48 amps?
Seems like it's a deliberate deception for the average person that is not tech savvy,they just see 4-18 amp rails.
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Originally Posted by jameskelsey View Post
So it's just 580 divided by 12 for 48 amps.Is that right and always accurate?
Yep.


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And why don't they just say 48 amps?
Seems like it's a deliberate deception for the average person that is not tech savvy,they just see 4-18 amp rails.
I don't know if it's really "deception." It's just always been done that way... by virtually everyone. You state the current limits in Amps and the capabilities in Watts. Pretty standard.
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Yep.




I don't know if it's really "deception." It's just always been done that way... by virtually everyone. You state the current limits in Amps and the capabilities in Watts. Pretty standard.
Well their seems to be a big difference in 12v amps between a cheap and quality PSU of the supposed same watt rating.I don't trust it's power just because they say it's a 600 watt PSU.The quality ones seem to spell out the peak amps more than the cheap ones do.Or is that just my imagination?
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watts is just voltage x amperage. so 12v at 10amps is 120watts everytime.

just a matter of how many amps they supply to each voltage output to get that wattage.

taht and I believe some only read the 12v system for how many watts it can output while others will give you wattage including the 3.3 and 5v system. that could make a differene in it's percieved output.
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taht and I believe some only read the 12v system for how many watts it can output while others will give you wattage including the 3.3 and 5v system. that could make a differene in it's percieved output.
That makes sense but seems like a deceptive practice.
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That makes sense but seems like a deceptive practice.
Think that's deceptive? Go carefully read the specs... Is it peak or constant output information? At what temperatures are they testing at? 50C, 40C? 25C?
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Think that's deceptive? Go carefully read the specs... Is it peak or constant output information? At what temperatures are they testing at? 50C, 40C? 25C?
Yea that too.Seems like a lot of shady practices.The better PSU's seem to openly brag that have x number of peak amps on their 12v rail at 50c and the cheap ones try hide,confuse or make the info hard to find.If you don't know what to look for or what it means you can get a piece of crap.
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That makes sense but seems like a deceptive practice.
it is kind of but you will find that in most any field. the audio field is about the worst that I can think of with that.
the goal in marketing is to find play with the variables and find the ones that meet your needs the most then advertise that even if that situation wouldn't work in the real world or would be very unacceptable it is still the truth so they publish it.
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I dont know if I can trust a MSI psu. There boards are ok. But I think I will stick with the antec I posted.
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