Originally Posted by orihS Shiro
People are very touchy about PSUs in this forum.
Yes, we are.
The truth is, the PSU is the most important piece of hardware you put in a computer. Everything, and I do mean everything, else depends on it. If a PSU blows, it very seldom does not take something else out with it.
All PSus are not created equal. High performance components require a lot of power, and that power needs to be steady. A cheap PSU may not give the power needed (amps) or it may not supply that power evenly. Either way it is bad for both the performance of the computer as a whole and is extremely bad for the survival of the components themselves.
Think of it as customizing a Ferrari or a Corvette, and then putting kerosene or diesel in the tank to run it.