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Which PSU is better???

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I just bought a new case today (Raidmax Scorpio) which has a 500 watt psu with it. I also have an Aspire ATX-AS500 (the plexi one with the green sleeved wires) just sitting here. With my my current setup (see below) which do you think I'll be better off using? I do have plans to pick up a much better psu down the road but I just dropped about $1000 in the last 2 weeks on comp stuff so the wife will kill me if I spend another dollar.

PSU Specs:

Raidmax-
+3.3v = 28A
+5v= 38A
+12v = 22A
-5v = 0.5A
-12v = .8A
+5Vsb = 2A
Total Output= 500W

Aspire-
+3.3v = 28A
+5v = 30A
+12v1 = 16A
+12v2 = 18A
-5v = 0.3A
-12v = 0.8A
+5Vsb = 2A
Total Output= 500w
+5 & +3.3 combined= 200w
+12, +5, & +3.3 combined= 480w
    
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post #2 of 4
The aspire by far... it has 34A on the 12v rail, while the raidmax only has 22A. And im sure the Aspire is gonna be a little more stable and reliable than the raidmax.
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post #3 of 4
In my opinion the ASPIRE most surely..
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thanks for the input, gonna go with the aspire.
    
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1897922560 KB HP DVD640 Win 7 Home Prem x64/ Win XP Home 40" Samsung 1080p LCD 
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