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psu with really strong 3.3 and 5v rails? bouns -5v?

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larrymoencurly

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Jul 14, 2002
You can get -5V by connecting something like an LM7905 3-pin regulator chip to the -12V rail. That's 7905, not 7805, which is the positive version. Also there are voltage regulator modules (DC-DC converters) that can put out -5V when connected to +5V or +12V.

I don't think many modern PSUs are rated more than 150W for the +3.3V and +5V combined, but old Antec TruePowers and SmartPowers had ratings like 180-220W combined, even the 300W units.