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    Default Help plz! just need confirmation on psu rails

    hi guy,

    first off just wanna say its been really helpful reading the stickies, because im new to this psu malarky. Just ordered a 295 GTX (been told maximum power this card gives out is 289 watt or just under 24 amps). So i am interested in this psu which has 5 rails, 20 amps on each rail.

    Now just some questions,

    1) is it better to hook up the GPU to a 6 pin and 8 pin connector from the SAME RAIL? or do i hook up a 6 pin connector from lets say rail 4, and an 8 pin connector from rail 5.

    2)Does the pci express slot on the motherboard also give power to the card? The motherboard will be hooked onto rail 1.

    3) the cpu is the i7 920 quad core, so this is getting a rail all to itself, so is 20 amps sufficient for this too?

    any help will be greatly appreciated, thanks guys

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisjames View Post
    1) is it better to hook up the GPU to a 6 pin and 8 pin connector from the SAME RAIL? or do i hook up a 6 pin connector from lets say rail 4, and an 8 pin connector from rail 5.
    Doesn't matter.

    Quote Originally Posted by chrisjames View Post
    2)Does the pci express slot on the motherboard also give power to the card? The motherboard will be hooked onto rail 1.
    Yes.

    Quote Originally Posted by chrisjames View Post
    3) the cpu is the i7 920 quad core, so this is getting a rail all to itself, so is 20 amps sufficient for this too?
    Yes.

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