Solved What do you look for in a power supply

October 11, 2011 at 19:06:10
Specs: Windows 7
someone told me that i would want an 80% effiency aleast and 1 +12V Rails but i notice more expensive power supplys have more then 1

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October 12, 2011 at 01:10:16
From what i have read on this forum and on others, what you should go for is a PSU with

1 x +12v rail
at least 28amps on that 12v rail (higher amps the better)
a good brand such as OCZ or thermaltake

i tend to go for 750 watts plus.

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October 12, 2011 at 09:53:53
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- single 120mm cooling fan
- 80% plus efficiency rating
- active PFC (Power Factor Correction)
- single +12v rail with at least 30A
- all the necessary connectors (SATA, PCIe, etc)
- reputable name brand (Antec, Corsair, OCZ, Rosewill, Seasonic, Thermaltake)
- 3 yr warranty or better
- at least 400W**

You can get a decent, high quality PSU for under $50 (after rebate) if you know what to look for & where to look for it. Example:

** there is no "one size fits all" when it comes to wattage. Better too high than too low. If you have a 750W PSU but your system only needs 300W, the PSU will NOT sit there churning out 750W needlessly. It will only supply as much wattage as the system requires.

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October 12, 2011 at 14:17:58
thanks man
i appreicate it

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October 12, 2011 at 14:19:42
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