I'm not sure which is better because the 550w psu has 52A on it's 12v rail and 12*52=624, so shouldn't it be able to output 624w? Not 550.
The 600w psu has 45A on it's 12v rail and 12*45=540 so that's 10w under the quoted value.
From what I've read on other forum topics what I've come to understand is that the higher that amps the better for power hungry components.
Am I correct in saying that the 550w psu is the better one? Or am I wrong?
Hopefully you can clear this up for me, thanks in advance
I hope you're not planning to buy either of them because they are both fairly bad choices.
The GX 550W should be the better choice because it is in a higher end product line from CM, but other members of that series have reviewed poorly. So if the GX series performs badly then surely the GX Lite series will be even worse.
The other thing to remember is that you should always read the label, not just the large wattage number, because it doesn't tell the full story.
And with low quality units the label isn't always that honest, so reading reviews from people who know what they are talking about is important as well.