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I am in the market for a new PSU. What I want to know is if dual 12v rails are better or worse for overclocking an AMD athlon 64 3000+.
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I haven't seen any definitive results on either or, but I'm using a dual 12v PSU in my machine and haven't had a problem yet. I'd just make sure that each 12v rail is at least 17 or so amps.
    
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What do you recomend for a good psu for around $150? I have more I just don't now if I would really benifit from TONS of power I dont plan to run in sli.
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the one I have, silverstone st65zf, it has four 12v rails and can be found in the 160-170 range
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The PSU deathdispenser (SilverStone Zeus ST65ZF) has is good, but it is INCREDIBLY LOUD. Some PSU's I would recommend:

SeaSonic S12-600
SilverStone Strider ST60F
PC Power & Cooling 510 SLI
Hiper Type-R
SinTek 600 SLI
Sunbeam NUUO
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from what I have heard it is generally regarded that single rail psus are better for overclocking because an overclocked psu needs extra power and a dual rial psu can't alwasy provide enough. however, once you get into quality dual rail psu's like the ones mentioned you shouldn't run into any limitations.

I vote for my psu. Seasonic S12-600. it is rated at 600w continuous and has passed with flying colors all recent psu reviews. For the price range it is probably the quietest, most efficient, and most stable psu on the market today.

For overclocking you want to be sure that you have ample power to the cpu... so dual rail at most. the quad rail on the silverstone is not necessary unless you are running a dual processor rig. However, If I were to get a Silverstone I'd go with the Zeus. it is the same price, more powerful and doesn't have modular cables. modular cables increase resistance, which decreases the clean power your system gets. They are nice for case modders, but for gamers and overclockers they are horrible.

Enermax has a new liberity line out that looks promising as well.

if you've got the extra money get the pc power and cooling 510 express sli. it costs more, but is generally considered the best psu you can get. (except for higer pc power models)
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post #7 of 7
I suggest the OCZ520 or 600 and the fortron 500 power suplies..Both rule and both offer single 12v line and Dual depending on what series ya get
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