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That only has one 12 volt rail
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Could anyone comment on this?

20 ams on rail 1, 18 amps on rail 2. 600 watts total. Think that ting can push two 8800GT's?
Yeah it could but I can't say for how long. A day? A month? With cheapo PSUs like that, they won't hold up to the high loads that sli will put on them. I would really go for something better made like that Silencer that was linked which is a million times better than that Raidmax. I try to give companies with a history of bad psus a little respect because most of them make a decent psu every once in a while and it's important to acknowledge that, but I don't think Raidmax has done that yet, so stay away.
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That only has one 12 volt rail
Quality >>>>>>>>>>>> # of rails.
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60 amps
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139006

The PC Power610 has 49 amps
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Why do you need a quality PSU if you're not doing SLI?

Why is quality > # of rails?

Any peice of trash (meeting soecifications) can run a mobo with a single graphics card, right?
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If you have a question that has nothing to do with the OP's topic, start your own thread. I would be glad to answer your questions there.
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It seems like I'm avoiding the question so I'll answer it here WhiteCrane, but please start your own thread if you have more questions.

You want a quality psu because they are built to higher standards and have much better reliability. It's kind of like buying the cheapest tools you can find. Yes they work, but how long is that cheap tool going to last? I've gone through many cheap tools until I tried buying some decent tools and I haven't had a problem since. My point is, most of the time cheap tools will do the job but they break easier and don't last as long. Same thing with PSUs. Now I'm not telling you to go buy a $200 PSU. You can usually get decent PSUs for cheap. You just have to know what to look for. There is a big difference between junk and budget PSUs and it is hard to tell the difference unless you do some research. If you give a budget and your proposed set up, I will find you a reasonable PSU for your needs.

And the number of rails is your least worry. Trust me, there is very little difference between and single rail and a multi-rail psu and most of the time is doesn't make a bit of difference. So before you worry about how many rails there are, get a well made psu first.
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