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Old 02-22-2006, 08:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default How to choose a Power Source

What do you need to look for when choosing a ps.

Can you put a 20+4 pin into a 24 pin motherboard?

What brand is the best, doesn't matter the cost.

Doesn't voltage have to match something else on mobo?

I have no idea

I did a search on ps but found a bunch of playstaion posts:P

Thanks guys

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Old 02-22-2006, 09:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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When looking for PSUs, look for enough wattage. Make sure it isn't just peak wattage you're looking at. Also, look for good amperage on the 3.3V, 5V and 12V rails.

You can use a 20+4 pin connector in 24-pin mobos.

PC P&C (PC power&cooling) = the best out there.

Voltage does match, assuming you're using the right PSU for the form factor. ie: ATX PSU with ATX mobo, AT with AT, etc.
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