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Old 08-20-2005, 10:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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im building my comp and want to know if there is a big difference between an expensive and cheap psu? and will a high wattage matter?

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Old 08-20-2005, 10:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Wattage isn't the most important. Look for the +12V rail, more is better. Also look at number of rails, dual is also better.


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Old 08-21-2005, 04:12 AM   #3 (permalink)
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dont get a cheap psu. they have a nasty habit of breaking.
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Old 08-21-2005, 08:33 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Power is what runs everything in your computer as you know. The main technical difference is the shaping of the wave, which affects computer stability for the main part.

-Cheap PSU's are rated different, in non real world conditions

-Cheap PSU's highly exagerate their power, even at 50 celcius.

-Cheap PSU's do not contain the power in the right places.

A cheap power supply can frequently cause to computer instability (Power supply's are one of the largest problem causers in modern computers) and, can even fry an entire computer.

Now I have lost a computer to a cheap power supply, and have had another cheap power supply burn.

It's your descision, cheap, medium line (recomended) or high end.
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