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It doesn't work like that. The 18A per rail is the max that each rail can handle, it doesn't mean that there is 18A available on each rail at once.
I know. BUT do you know of ANY card that will use FULL 54 amps? SLI doesn't count.
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Some cards don't like muti rail systems some high end cards like one rail with all the amps. right now your 7600gt does not even need a 6pin connector i bet but if you upgrade it in the future you could run into problems.
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post #23 of 31
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It was hard enough to stress that extra twenty for mom! She will not give me another ten.
Tell her that it is better quality and that it will save you money in the long run since it wont break for many years. Also say that if you buy a cheap PSU it can go bad and take the mobo with it. Its worth the extra money for a good PSU.
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That PSU does NOT deliver 54A. Period. You cannot add the rails up.

it's better to have the headroom.. there are more components in your rig than the video card, and you want to have room for overclocking.

Plus, quality wise, that corsair is about the best there is.
    
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post #25 of 31
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Originally Posted by redsunx View Post
I know. BUT do you know of ANY card that will use FULL 54 amps? SLI doesn't count.
54 amps is for the total system load.
18a = 216 watts (18x12)

9800 GX2 -182W

HD 3870 X2 -171W

HD 4870 X2-250W ?

http://www.atomicmpc.com.au/forums.asp?s=2&c=7&t=935

The importance of a quality psu, capable of your needs is the most important fact.
post #26 of 31
I think you should wait and get the extra 10$ for the corsair 650. I think you can find a way to get 10$.
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post #27 of 31
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So, I was messin' around and I added that Corsair and the total for checkout was 199, so forget them.
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Originally Posted by kpo6969 View Post
54 amps is for the total system load.
18a = 216 watts (18x12)

9800 GX2 -182W

HD 3870 X2 -171W

HD 4870 X2-250W ?

http://www.atomicmpc.com.au/forums.asp?s=2&c=7&t=935

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There is NO WAY IN HELL that I would get anything such as a Dual GPU card.
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Originally Posted by Bal3Wolf View Post
Some cards don't like muti rail systems some high end cards like one rail with all the amps. right now your 7600gt does not even need a 6pin connector i bet but if you upgrade it in the future you could run into problems.
Are you one of those people that think you need 700 watts for an 8800GTX?
If so, not true. I've read on these forums of seeing an 8800GT on a 400w 17a single railed. And my friend, has his going strong on a 500w. The amps I do not know, however it's an Antec. And, my other friend has it going on a "Logisys" 550w, no problems Now the question I pose to the rest of you...Are you saying Antec isn't high quality?
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Antec varies widely, and depends on which OEM builder they use. Even with a good OEM builder, the quality isn't always the best (case in point: TruePower Trio).
    
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post #29 of 31
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Originally Posted by redsunx View Post
So, I was messin' around and I added that Corsair and the total for checkout was 199, so forget them.

There is NO WAY IN HELL that I would get anything such as a Dual GPU card.

Are you one of those people that think you need 700 watts for an 8800GTX?
If so, not true. I've read on these forums of seeing an 8800GT on a 400w 17a single railed. And my friend, has his going strong on a 500w. The amps I do not know, however it's an Antec. And, my other friend has it going on a "Logisys" 550w, no problems Now the question I pose to the rest of you...Are you saying Antec isn't high quality?
I never said wattage i said amps its always wise to have a higher single amp rail then muti amp rails for high end video cards.
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post #30 of 31
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Originally Posted by Bal3Wolf View Post
I never said wattage i said amps its always wise to have a higher single amp rail then muti amp rails for high end video cards.
Wrong. Please stop spreading FUD.

1) Multi-rail PSU are usually single-rail PSU with OCP.
2) Single-rail PSUs are often multi-rail PSUs with OCP bypassed.
3) A high-end video card has up to three separate power inputs so it does not matter if one or multiple rails.
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