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Old 02-05-2006, 02:37 AM   #1 (permalink)
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if i get this tower that comes with a 420watt PSU:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811144002

how long will the PSU hold up for?

im going to eventually upgrade to a better one but i was just wondering if it can hold up for about 2 months for me to get the money to buy a better PSU?

i also heard that sometimes with bad PSUs like the one that come with the case can fry motherboards? is this something to worry about?

i also would like suggestions for a PSU that could replace the one im getting with my tower


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Old 02-05-2006, 04:55 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Theres no mention even about the manufacturer of that power supply.
I wouldn't use it for anything but a budget pc, (socket a sempron for example) just for the fear it would fry my mobo.

You have to ask yourself that are you willing to take a risk to burn your 300$ mobo+cpu with a 30€ (or perhaps lower) priced power supply.

And heres the supply I would recommend, Seasonic S-12 430W.
If you don't mind the price, 100$.
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Trevor....
Your PSU will be fine for normal computer useage.
If you are a 'Gamer' and intend to buy a big 'Hog Video Card'......... you will need a bigger(amps) PSU.
Your PSU has 18amps on the 12volt rail..... S/B OK.
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your on the right track here trevor, good to see . the psu should hold up for the time being but if i were you i would aim to replace it because generic psu's are known to cause damage and they don't provide guarantees like name brands
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i was looking at the reveiws on some PSUs and it said that u should use a "tester" on ur power supply to make sure it works right
what is this? how much does it cost?

im planning on getting this vid card i know its not the greatest but its all i need
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102581
does that vid card count as a video card that JknPA was talking about?

p.s how do u quote someone in this forum?


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And heres the supply I would recommend, Seasonic S-12 430W.If you don't mind the price, 100$.
I wouldnt go with the power supply he recommended... this would do just as good for you, and its half the price..

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817104954
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i was looking at some power supplies and i came acrost this one it looks really cool because of the acrilic case around it
http://www.chiefvalue.com/app/produc...tem=17-170-011

i saw that it has 550w im probally not going to need that much but i like the case so i was wondering if this was anygood?
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