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Corsair 850 HX wiring questions

I have Corsair 850HX and because of cable management limitations in my case ( Antec 1200) I put everything on the same side and im assuming its the same 12v rail is this bad in the longterm for my psu should i rewire it to make sure everything is " balanced " on both rails ? The reason I did this was because i didnt want any cables showing so I took the side that was closest to whole for cable management and it never hit me that i should have balanced things out. Here are my system specs.

Amd 1055T@3.1Ghz
Asus M4A78-E
8 Gigs 800mhz of DDR2 (4 Dimms x 2 gig )
2 DVD burners
1Tbx2 WD black HD
1 500 Gig Seagate
1 320 Gig Seagate
Sound Blaster Audigy card
Evga 9800 GTX+
ZALMAN CNPS10X QUIET 120mm
Corsair HX 850watt
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    the corsair has only one 12v rail as do just about every PSU out there that's under 1200w. Even the one's that list four 12v rails often just split the single rail.

    http://www.jonnyguru.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3990

    you have an excellent PSU and have nothing to worry about.
  2. so is it only the 1000 watt HX that has dual rails , the reason im asking this is cause i was watching a review on it and the guy was saying how it had dual rails and they were color coded like my 850 and thats what got me thinking .

    http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3985032&CatId=2535
  3. that PSU probably has two legit 12v rails, hence the $200+ price tag
  4. the hx1000 is 2 500watt psu's sandwiched into one case one rail from each side all other corsairs use a single rail configuration
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