why a quality psu is worth it?

Discussion in 'hardware' started by lodore, Jul 18, 2008.

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  1. lodore

    lodore Registered Member

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    to everyone one who is looking to build a pc themselfs and wonder why they should buy a quality psu watch this video.
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  2. Arup

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    I fully agree, both my PSUs are quality stuff, one from Antec and one from Cooler Master. If one is going to spend big bucks on a top of the line graphic,multi core CPU and expensive hdd and memory, why skimp on the most important aspect ie the power supply which is going to provide the reliable source of power needed by today's power hungry cards and other peripherals. So many go out there and built fancy dual SLI or Crossfire rigs with these wimpy PSUs and then face reboots during heavy load games or lock ups, poor video etc. and then go on blaming the hardware they have bought.

    Its always frugal to go with a top of the line PSU, years back there were only few players in this field and choices were limited. Its totally opposite now with myriads of choices and capacities which would put a server to shame.
     
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    I have fried too many components like motherboards, memory, various capacitors with a flash, crack, and a puff of smoke. I've built my own for about 15 years and finally succumbed to letting someone else take the "heat" of a bad component. Even quality PSU brand will have a lemon or two. If you build, stick with a major brand like PC Power & Cooling; Seasonic; etc. If you buy, get a warranty long enough to cover your PC needs.

    SourMilk out
     
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    I pass on tiip here too.

    The PSU is still feeding power to the motherboard even when the PC is switched off so damage can still be done poking around inside your PC, unless you turn the power fully off or remove the power cord. It easy to short something or do damage to other components.
     
  5. Arup

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    A good PSU keeps the voltage stable regardless of the spikes, fluctuations and surges taking place behind it, that way it prevents the detioration and long term damage of your costly PC components like the CPU, hdd,Video card and motherboard. Therefore it makes frugal sense to invest in a good power supply.
     
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    Good quality, not cheap generic PSU is a must. Bought a cheapy one when I was short of cash and it blew up in the first week, taking part of my new build with it.
     
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    1 Antec
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    3 Tagan
    4 ?
     
  8. lodore

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    seasonic
    corsair(rebranded seasonic)
    OCZ( they brought a quality PSU company)
     
  9. Arup

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    Cooler Master also makes some fairly decent ones, Zalman as well. Antec and Enermax are old timers just like Power PC and Cooling.
     
  10. jon123

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    Also Sparkle/Fortron (SPI/FSP) same company now I believe,

    lodore- did ocz buy SPI? (I know one of their recent psu's was a sparkle)

    Anybody care to comment on Seventeam PSU's?
    Specs I've seen look good, Korean company IIRC
     
  11. Mrkvonic

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    Hello,
    It's the spleen of your system. So it has to be good.
    Mrk
     
  12. lodore

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    hello jon123,
    see this link
     
  13. jon123

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    ram, power supplies, they're all the same, lol
    :shifty:
     
  14. Hairy Coo

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    This article here just about covers the best possibilities.
     
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    sure is no question there, no use playing some some cheap chinese made psu and then having to jump through warrantry after warrantry trying to get replacements. its just not worth it. also get quality RAM, also another part that pays to have quality on.

    plus go out and get a surge protecter power board, they are worth thier price, specially considering they protect your thousands of dollars of electronics. if you have the money also buy a UPS system. but that isn't really nessicary unless your hosting a server lol or are running a business from it.
     
  17. GES/POR

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    With quality Ram do u mean a familiar brand or overclocking models?
     
  18. Arup

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    Unless you are into overclocking standard RAM like Kingston, Transcend, OCZ or Corsair should do and its usually not worth the extra high cost of high price overclock capable RAM.
     
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