Torn between two options.. please help :)

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ok thanks also.. Should i pick one with dual 12v rail or does that not even matter for my setup? thanks
 

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I differ with Rich, I consider it not a big deal to have 1 or 2 12v rails - 2x12v @ 16A+ or 1x12V @ 20A+ makes for stable enough power. Intel updated their spec in the fall and dual rail wasn't a requirement any more.

Many times what the engineers (using the term loosely in this case) did was make a single large 12v source of power, then split it with 2 current limiters - so its still 1 12v line and a spike on 1 will effect the other. I would hope not everyone did this but...

Mike.
 

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Why would you need (2) 620W PSUs?!?!


Well, I need two psu's be cause im running a monster of a system.

Asus A8N32
AMD 4800+ (Water Cooled)
4GB Ram
74GB Raptor (Water Cooled)
500GB Seagate (Water Cooled)
2 EVGA 7800GTX 512MB (Water Cooled)
SB Xfi Fatlity
2 Optical drives
Fan controllers/temp monitors
2 20.1 LCD Displays
5.1 Speakers
Some lights

120.3 Rad
120.1 Rad
Dual 5 1/4 bay res
Dual swiftech pumps
11 120mm fans

and some home made custom work

Just to give you the scale of my machine.

And yes I am insane :twisted:
 
That kinda reminds me of Mozz...he watercools, but custom made his cooling systems. Ran one of his rigs over to a freezer and then had copper tubing coiled in there....crazy bastage. :lol: