Originally Posted by eclipseaudio4
The OCZ PSU will most likely only put out ~400W. It also has 2 12v rails which is something to stay away from. But for a low power PC you should be fine.
I think I will decide for this Corsair robbo2 has recommended to me.
I have read it but I couldn't completly understand it :/
Robbo2 recommended me another one ... Corsair CX500 CMPSU-500CXEU 500W
and I think I like it more than OCZ.
It's cheaper and has 56 months of warranty!!! That's nice.
Single rail - specifiacation below:
But it's got only 408 W --> will it be enough ? I like Corsair and mine TX 650 is just wonderful... but it has sth around 500 W on single rail.
Now... Do you think that not overclocked Phenom X2 550 and not overclocked onboard GPU will be very stressful for this PSU ?
I understood from this article about PSUs that single rail PSU could be not so safe. Something may burn before PSU shut down my computer - is it right?
Now I am confused
If I wanted to overclock CPU a little ... I understand that may be a problem because it's only 400 Watts ... but how high could be total power consumption under heavy load for this rig? Maximum 300 W ? Assuming that I will use only these 2 cores (because for example I fail to unlock those 2 which are locked) that CPU takes only 80 W TDP and the rest? GPU is not so stressful (I assume because I have never had any Radeon and especially which would be installed onboard).
So, what would you suggest ? Corsair 500 or higher model 600 W ?