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Old 01-10-2005, 04:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Im building my first system, looking at 420 watt power, are they all basically the same? how about a few decent names to look at? Thanks guys, this board is a big help, god save the noobs!!
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Old 01-10-2005, 04:58 PM   #2 (permalink)
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No, there's quality of a certain manufacturer and the actual voltage rails that determine a good PSU. The wattage alone isn't enoug to determine if that's all you need. You also have to look at the +12v, +5v, and +3.3v rails to see if they are adequate for your power needs. Generally the one you need to mainly look at is the +12v. Try and get a PSU with a 18a rated +12v rail. That'll ensure enough power for your CPU, components, fans and additional fans or anything of that nature in the future.

Thermaltake
Ultra
Antec

I believe are some of the best PSU's available. Those are the first that pop into my mind so perhaps someone else can give you more manufacturers to choose from.
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Nope not all powers supplies are the same.
The difference is how many amps a power supply has running through a certain line the higher the better.

Here is a very good power supply.
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...104-150&depa=0
One of the best in the world.

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Watch out though 25,000 volts wont kill you but 1 amp will.
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ok? You shouldn't be coming in contact with any electrical discharge points within your PSU in the first place.
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hey, i got electrocuted in school today...it was pretty cool

my knuckle touched an open light socket and i felt weird, but of course it didnt kill me

was weird tho, kinda hurt in a way, but it scared the s*** outta me (scuse me for the language)
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I get electricutes all the time. One time so bad that I passed out.
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sorry..but..LOL

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