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The Official PSU Buyers Guide

Postby dicecca112 » Sat Nov 25, 2006 2:17 pm

I've noticed lately that there are a lot of people asking what PSUs they should buy. I've also noticed people skimping on the PSU with rigs that really need the power.

Now this is a pet peeve of mine. If your spending 100s of dollars on good computer parts why skimp on the PSU? That is the only component that has the ability to destroy all your other components.

This is a work in progress. Look back later for my recommendations on units and what to look for.

These PSU are going to be available at the following etailers

- http://www.Zipzoomfly.com
- http://www.Newegg.com
- http://www.pcpowercooling.com
- http://store.myaopen.com/

Sources used
- http://www.jonnyguru.com/
- http://www.Ocforums.com
- http://www.Hardforums.com
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How Much Power Do I Need?

Postby dicecca112 » Sat Nov 25, 2006 5:13 pm

How Much Power do I need?

http://www.extreme.outervision.com/psucalculator.jsp

Although it may over-estimate how much power you need, its the most up-to-date and its in my opinion gives the best estimate.
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PSUs to Avoid

Postby dicecca112 » Sat Nov 25, 2006 5:14 pm

PSUs to Avoid

Achieve
Aerocool
Allied
Apex
Arrow,
Aspire (Avoid at all costs!)
Austin
Codegen
Coolmax
Demon
Deer
Duro
Dynapower
Eagle
EagleTech
Foxlink
Hercules
InWin (except FSP models)
JustPC
Key Mouse
Kingwin
L&C
Logic
Linkworld
Macron Power
MGE
Mustang
Okia
Power-Man (except FSP models)
Powmax
Power-Up
Powerstar
QMax
Qtec
q-tec
Raidmax (except Topower/Tagan models, not sold with cases)
Real PC Power
Rhycon
Robanton
Rosewill
Skyhawk
Thermaltake (except the Thermaltake W0057 PurePower 500W)
TMP-ANS
Tsunami
Turbo
Turbolink
Ultra (except X2 & X-Finity)
US-Can
Viomax
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Postby dicecca112 » Sat Nov 25, 2006 5:43 pm

Brands to Look at When Money is Tight

These are PSUs that can be found for 50-100$ from 300W to 500W.

Antec
Fortron
Sparkle
Enermax
Corsair (VX Series)
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