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I been ponder that for sometime.
I would like a Single rail PC power and cooling but it like 500$ to 600$.
Also I don't Be waste 1k watt of power.
So I trying to be more effient this days.
 

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They are not *that* bad.

Many of them are very good, depending on manufacturer.

How much power do you need, and how much are you willing to spend. There are several other very good single rail PSUs:

PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750 Quad $219.00. 750W, 60A on single rail.

PC Power & Cooling Silencer 610 EPS12V $159.00. 610W, 49A on single rail.

SILVERSTONE SST-ST56ZF $137.99. 560W, 38A on single rail.

If you want a high-powered PSU that can handle SLI 8800GTX's, I'd take a look at this one:
SILVERSTONE ST85ZF $279.99. 850W, 75A on quad rails.
 

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I will take alook at that psu
It for my conroe rig. But I want don't a super High elericty bill
 

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You're PSU should be fine.

And power use does not depend that much on your PSU, but on what it's powering. A 1KW unit and a 500W unit use the same amount of electricity (assuming their efficiency is identical) if they power the same rig.

Look at efficiency.. that's what matters most. And also, a few % difference is not that big a deal.

If you get a more power hungry rig, replace some light bulbs with those power saving things... that'll offset it
 

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Well I want really Beef gaming rig Not Cheaping anything this time around.
But Nor do I want to spend so much.
(want Bragging in all everything Like COst the least, does take somuch power)
 

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Not cheaping, but don't want to spend too much... err.. ok


I gave you some suggestions before. Nicely priced (below $300) is the 850W Silverstone. This is the one K|ngP|n used when he set his latest world record 3DMark06 (with an X6800 and SLI 8800GTX's). Thus, that one definately has the beef.
 

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I"m Sold!!!!!!!!!!!
Thank you so much.
That is all I need to know. I wait all time when Futuremark get new marks and just watch and wazit intil he is on there.
He= Role model also= *ME DROOLing*
 

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The wattage rating on PSUs is the maximum output, so it doesn't consume that amount of electricity. If your comp requires lets say 500W to operate, a 1kw PSU will still only use 500W to power up your system.
 

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I would say it depends on the rails, if they are a low amperage on per rail I would be wary. However on PSU's say like mine it has 22A per rail which is a decent amount vs say having 12a to 15a on a rail.

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