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post #51 of 75
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Originally Posted by Shub View Post
Rule of thumb, if you can't afford a good PSU, you can't afford the computer either
That's a bad rule of thumb. You can often run a computer on a $20 PSU for ages. Sure, you're taking a higher risk than buying a better PSU, but if you can only afford $20, there are PSU's to be had that can do the job.
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That's a bad rule of thumb. You can often run a computer on a $20 PSU for ages. Sure, you're taking a higher risk than buying a better PSU, but if you can only afford $20, there are PSU's to be had that can do the job.
With the current market, you should at least put forth $40-50 for a PSU.
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post #53 of 75
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Originally Posted by Tator Tot View Post
I think the rankings for PSU OEM's (in terms of units shipped) goes a bit like this:

FSPs really the only one forgotten. Though I don't know who they do PSU's for (prebuilt wise)
I've seen them in Dell.


Also, where's the ranking?
post #54 of 75
I'll take a cheap PSU any day of the week. There is a difference between a cheap power supply and the pure JUNK that Tom's tested.
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I've seen them in Dell.


Also, where's the ranking?
I apparently forgot to add it in for some reason....

Delta, Hipro, LiteOn, Bestec, Sirfa, ATNG, FSP, the rest.

That'd be just for the normal ATX 12v v2.x units.

In the Server market with redundant PSU's it's a different story.
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post #56 of 75
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Originally Posted by chemicalfan View Post
It's a hard argument to support to non-enthusiasts though - spending more money on reliability rather than performance is a tough position to defend (even though when people buy cars, it's often a cited argument)
well for the most part aside form efficiency reliability is performance with power supplies, don't think a dead PSU is gonna perform to well. At work i see A LOT of dead best techs, OEM machines only though.
Edited by cdoublejj - 5/6/11 at 12:41pm
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post #57 of 75
This is definitely wrong saying that cheap psu are no good.... My trupower Quattro was only $65 brand new... Now what they tested were ABSOLUTE junk psu's.
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post #58 of 75
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Originally Posted by Tator Tot View Post
I apparently forgot to add it in for some reason....

Delta, Hipro, LiteOn, Bestec, Sirfa, ATNG, FSP, the rest.

That'd be just for the normal ATX 12v v2.x units.

In the Server market with redundant PSU's it's a different story.
Get some sleep.
post #59 of 75
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Originally Posted by Tator Tot View Post
With the current market, you should at least put forth $40-50 for a PSU.
I'm not going to spend $40-$50 on a $200 build. Sorry, a $20 PSU is going in that thing!
post #60 of 75
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Originally Posted by SgtSpike View Post
I'm not going to spend $40-$50 on a $200 build. Sorry, a $20 PSU is going in that thing!
You should most likely be looking to into deals then. Cases that come with PSU's and what not.

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