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Power Distribution

In Figure 15, you can see the power supply label containing all the power specs.

OCZ StealthXStream 500 W Power SupplyFigure 15: Power supply label.

This power supply uses a dual-rail design distributed like this:

  • +12V1 rail (solid yellow wire): Main motherboard connector and video card auxiliary power connector.
  • +12V2 rail (yellow with black stripe wire): ATX12V connector, SATA power connectors and peripheral power connectors.

Now let’s see if this power supply can really deliver 500 W.

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Gabriel Torres is a Brazilian best-selling ICT expert, with 24 books published. He started his online career in 1996, when he launched Clube do Hardware, which is one of the oldest and largest websites about technology in Brazil. He created Hardware Secrets in 1999 to expand his knowledge outside his home country.