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Old 07-30-2006, 01:00 AM   #1
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Default Does PSU matter?

im trying to make a good fast gaming computer and i want to know how much my psu matters. can i spend 50 and be good? i wont game everyday but when i do it will be for an hour or 2.. help! (oh and what are good ones for good prices!!?)
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Old 07-30-2006, 01:03 AM   #2
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you wanna make sure you get a ddecent psu... you have top make sure you have enough power to power everything in your computer. dont skimp on it because if you buy a cheap one and it isnt powerufl enough then you will have to spend even more money on a new one and you will have spent more money than if you would ahve just bought a powerful one in the first place.
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Old 07-30-2006, 01:03 AM   #3
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The PSU can make a break a system. It is VERY wise to invest in a nice PSU, or else your $1200 worth of PC parts could be fried
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Old 07-30-2006, 01:17 AM   #4
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Yea, a good PSU makes a big difference in your system. Luckily, you can get a couple of the best PSUs right in your budget.

Good:
FSP Group (Fortron Source) ATX400-PA, 400w - $39.99

Better:
FSP Group (Fortron Source) AX450-PN, 450w - $51.50
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Old 07-30-2006, 01:22 AM   #5
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Default Re: Does PSU matter?

Both great, only the amout of power is different.

Great

Not-so-Great

With PSU's if you see a deal too good to be true - it is. Excluding clearence and sales items.
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PSU means power supply unit.. So what it does is get power to everything.. so you want to make sure you get the right amount to power throught your pc
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The PSU, I think like one of the most important parts in your computer, so invest in a good one!
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Old 07-30-2006, 08:50 AM   #8
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Look for a good make:

Tagan
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Seasonic

The Seasonic 600W and 500W are the best around, but you do pay a premium. Try and pick up a 500W Seasonic - that will run pretty much anything you throw at it.
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Donīt go entirely cheap on it. Do your math find out how much wattage you need. I always like to toss a extra 50 or 60 on my needed wattage. And a good 50 dollar PSU should do you in. 100+ IMHO for a PC that costs anything less then 2000 is a complete waste.
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Both great, only the amout of power is different.

Great

Not-so-Great

With PSU's if you see a deal too good to be true - it is. Excluding clearence and sales items.
lol I reviewed that forton off google. Liked look at the reviews and its undervolt alittle, IE 12V 11.97V. Nothing to be worried about but I belive that the other fortons 450W,400,350W,300W are really stable
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