Solved E Machine Power Supplies Cheap?

October 12, 2012 at 07:38:27
Specs: Windows 7
Are E Machine power supplies cheap? What I mean is, are the stock power supplies cheap? I read an article on this site saying that they're power supplies are and I quote; "el cheapo"

Reason I'm asking is, my mom wants to get an E Machine for gaming (namely WoW) Yeah, I'm only fifteen but I love tinkering with computers... But anyway, are they cheap?

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October 12, 2012 at 08:05:02
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Yes, that would be the general consensus. I believe they used to use Bestec or some other cheap brand. When selecting a good power supply, always look for one that has a single 12 volt rail like the Corsair brand for example. The psu is only one factor in playing games. You'll also need a good video card. Always check the requirements of the game before you purchase any components. I wouldn't recommend buying an e machine.

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October 12, 2012 at 09:11:23
Read what jonnyguru has to say. Apparently this is the Bestec PSU that "has single handedly flushed their reputation down the commode":

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October 12, 2012 at 09:58:15
I agree with the above.

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October 12, 2012 at 21:59:44
"always look for one that has a single 12 volt rail like the Corsair brand for example."

They may be advertised as single-rail units, but Corsair's very popular TX line of power supplies are actually multi-rail units internally.

I wouldn't be surprised if some of the midrange "single rail" offerings from other manufacturers also share current between two or more rails.

I wouldn't worry too much about the number of +12v rails a power supply has. Good multi-rail units can share current between rails, making them just as reliable as single-rail designs. As long as it's from a reputable company and has a high enough combined amperage rating, it'll do just fine. My previous computer was powered by a Cosair HX with three 18A rails (50A combined). That PSU powered an overclocked 110w Opteron and two overclocked GeForce 8800GTS video cards for years.

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