=OSS*DesmoLocke= wrote:Remember its not the wattage number that matters most, but the number of amps especially on the 12 volt rail(s).
Ummmm... perhaps you don't realize that : Watts = volts * amps
Or, restated with example numbers: 360 watts = 12 volts * 30 amps
Provided you are talking about 12 volt system, the wattage number matters just as much as the amperage since they are essentially "tied at the hip" If you are talking about a 12 volt "rails" system, once you specify either wattage or amps, you have implicitly specified the other figure.
Also, knowing this also applied to AC systems is kinda helpful.
If your PSU was actually drawing 750 watts from your household wiring (the AC plug in your wall) and you live in North America where AC is generally ~115 volts, you'd be drawing ~6.5 amps through the household wires. Most houshold wiring is setup on 15 - 20 amp circuit breakers, so more than a couple of loads like that and you'll trip a breaker if it is on the same circuit.
750 watts = 115 volts * 6.52 amps
In Europe/Asia, where household current is ~240 volt, it would be more like: 750 watts = 240 volts * 3.13 amps (I have no idea what amperage normal euro circuit breakers are)
Ok..... enough electrical rambling for the day.... back to your regular gaming/PC-hardware chatter...