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    PSU Ratings

    Would these ratings seem ok for a PSU that supposidly has 550W constant power.

    12V : 30A
    5V : 35A
    3.3V : 28A
    5Vsb : 2.5A

    I'm just intregued as i bought this PSU for £27 and i thought it would be a load of junk. What do you guys think. I havent got any idea how to stress it and so i don't know wether it'll do the ratings or not. If anyone has any ideas then i'll be grateful, as i don't want a PSU like the Qtec firework that was in the Hexus PSU roundup.

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    Those rattings would be ok, but there is no way of knowing if the PSU is actually capable of them without testing it.

    You can get a hint (and just a hint) by looking at the general build and component quality of the PSUs internals.

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    Does it feel nice and heavy? Solid like. Are there any signs of original manufacturer on the side?

    Also - what is it powering? If it doesn't need to do loads of work then it won't reach peak power.
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