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    Unhappy How much of a risk am I taking? (Apevia PSU)

    I have a PSU that is branded "Xtremegear". It's model number is an ATX-CB700W which pulls up an Apevia unit. On the side label it states that it features 2 12V rails, one at 30A and another at 28A, for a combined output of 528W with 44A. The total unit is rated for 700W.

    Now when I look up this PSU, it states that the 12V rails are 23 and 26A. (I don't know how to calculate the combined output).

    In my old PC, I have used this PSU with absolutely zero problems. It had a Phenom II X6 (125W) (with DDR3 and 2 HDDs) with an ATI 5770 (6 Pin). I ordered a new build last week with a Skylake 6600 (65W) (with DDR4 and 3 HDDs) and an RX480 (8Pin). I assume the load is going to be similar and that even though this is a sketchy PSU, it should be able to handle it fine.

    Now I know I need to replace this unit as soon as possible. But I was wondering if it would be okay to run it a couple weeks until I can get a new one in?
    Last edited by nonya24; 12-26-2016 at 04:52 PM.

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