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Planemech

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#1 10 years ago

Hi, Any advice on getting a power supply? I noticed some cases come with a power supply built in. Are those ok or should I stick to a seperate power supply? Planemech




Sgt. D. Pilla

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#2 10 years ago

Buy a seperate, good named brand, reliable, powerful (for what you need). Never cheap out on a powersupply, don't forget to not only check wattage, but also how many volts it has on how many rails. Example, a 550watt PSU could run an 8800GT or GTX wher say a 700Watt PSU couldn't. I suggest Antec, MSI, Corsair (I have an Antec and love it)




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#3 10 years ago

But a separate one, the only cases that comes with good PSU are Antec Sonata and Antec NSK series. I advice you to go for Seasonic, FSP Fortron, Antec, Corsair, Sivlerstone.




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#4 10 years ago

Other good brands are PC Power & Cooling, OCZ, Tagan, ABS/Tagan, Enermax, and Thermaltake. In more affodable brands, Ultra, Corsair, and Mushkin are OK.




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#5 10 years ago

SeaSonic is good, i own one and would highly recommend them.

Look for a PSU that is 80+ Certified as well, they will cost a few dollars more than a cheapo one, but your going to get a much more stable and efficient PSU.




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#6 10 years ago
Sgt. D. Pilla;4231885Buy a seperate, good named brand, reliable, powerful (for what you need). Never cheap out on a powersupply, don't forget to not only check wattage, but also how many volts it has on how many rails. Example, a 550watt PSU could run an 8800GT or GTX wher say a 700Watt PSU couldn't. I suggest Antec, MSI, Corsair (I have an Antec and love it)

What would happen if it wasnt good enough to support the components?




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#7 10 years ago

your comp would most likely reset is self or you might get a BSOD




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#8 10 years ago
Serio;4233592What would happen if it wasnt good enough to support the components?

Depends on how underpowered it is, in extreme case's, you can burn out the components to the extent of havng to buy more, you can overload all the components with to much power aswell if its a cheap and nasty supply, again meaning replacing all components I HAVE seen an underpowered 1800Pro get fryed because the powersupply wasn't powerfull enough both wattage wise, and volt wise, Pins on the connectors were burnt (actually melted) and the card died (Some capacitors blew)




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#9 10 years ago

Well I have run an 8600GTS with a 300W where like 450 is recommended, it just underperforms a bit I beleive.




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#10 10 years ago
Vinceh;4234344Well I have run an 8600GTS with a 300W where like 450 is recommended, it just underperforms a bit I beleive.

I don't think so. 300w is enough for 8600GTS. If the PSU is not powerful enough you should get crash in games, BSOD or restarting