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01.27.2010, 11:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Metallover View Post
My hyperion 0610i is rated for 250w. If I get a ps rated for 250w, can I expect 20a@12v? 500w = 40a@12v?

Newegg has a lot of cheap power supplies for around $20, or even less. The OP is over 3 years old, and it said a suitable PS would cost about $40. Can these $20 power supplies be trusted?

Maybe this one? - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817709011
No. A huge chunk of the power, especially on older PSUs is on the 5V and 3.3V rails. You want to look at the stats of the PSU and get something with a single 12V rail that can handle a lot of grunt. These also happen to be the most expensive kind :)

Something like this would be good, dunno how much you're willing to spend though. This is the cheapest quality PSU that looks like it will do the job is

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...pk=CMPSU-400CX

Details under 'resources' tab here
http://www.corsair.com/products/cx/default.aspx

30A @12V = 360W seems ample :)

edit: I just noticed the one you linked has the output table in one of the photos. IT is rated for 25A @ 12V, or 300W which seems like it could be OK. That is, of course, inferring from that table that it is a single 12V rail. It is plausible it could have multiple rails, and could be giving a combined 12V power rating.

Last edited by Sammus; 01.27.2010 at 11:50 PM.
   
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