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Old 07-14-2006, 04:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What is the main importance of having a high-powered PSU?

Some people's PC's in their sig are pretty high-performance, with just a 300W PSU. What's the point of having a PSU that has more wattage? More room for sound/video cards?
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Some people's PC's in their sig are pretty high-performance, with just a 300W PSU.
That's their poblem. Higher wattage PSUs are SUPPOSED to obviously give more power and allow for more reliability in a system. Of course, there are many companies like TT, who have 600W PSUs that are total **** and are outperformed by 400W PSUs made by a reliable company.
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Quality before wattage.

Quality before price.

You get what you pay for with PSU's.
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Well, i finally found my PSU on the internet, could you tell me if it's good?

Wintech 400W ATX 24-PIN. $50 USD.
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...acture=WinTech
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I personally wouldn't go with an 'unknown' bran such as Wintech. My rule of thumb with PSU's. If i've not heard anything about a company, I don't buy their PSU (unless extensive googling has been done).
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I'm just wondering because that came with my PC...
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I couldn't find much info on your psu. But from what I found it actually looks like a pretty good psu.
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ehh,

as long as it's going to last for another 2-3 years, i'm happy. That's how long my current computer will hopefully last.
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Quality before wattage.

Quality before price.

You get what you pay for with PSU's.

QFT


Also avoid flashy PSU's....they tent..to..erm...explode....


Also the heavier the better.
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