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Originally Posted by HunterWolf View Post
Just flat out plain and simple, could it damage my system?
The greatest problem with a cheap power supply isn't that it doesn't have its advertised capacity, it is that if you try to tax it in any way the power supply is not equipped with adequate redundancies. Cheap power supplies are haphazardly built and are more likely to fail. Sometimes the power supply just pops a capacitor or a fuse. Sometimes it actually short circuits in such a way that sends current back into the system, damaging it. If a capacitor is not discharging properly, this can even happen when the computer is not even on.

It all depends on what you feel is an acceptable risk for your investment.
    
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Originally Posted by guyladouche View Post
I could have sworn that this thread WAS in the rants section at first...
Lol, yeah, I looked first to make sure I wasn't going to look stupid .

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Originally Posted by HunterWolf View Post
Just flat out plain and simple, could it damage my system?
Technically, any PSU will damage your system depending on what happens to it. What everyone is trying to say is that it has a much higher chance of 'popping'/surging/etc. The components used in a Logysis, Apevia, or other off-branded PSU are not always top notch and therefore usually suffice to the average OCN'ers needs as a test PSU (if they even trust it for that ). If you value your PC and expect it to last for a while, I'd say yes, get a better PSU.
 
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post #213 of 286
I use a 380W on a GTS 450.

No problems so far...
post #214 of 286
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Originally Posted by HunterWolf View Post
Okay, thanks, im disassembling my rig probably tomorrow and getting that POS outta there, is this cooler master PSU any good? Amazon.com: Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus Series 500W ATX12V V2.3 Active PFC Power Supply - (RS500-PCARA3-US): TigerDirect, Inc.
Oh I have no idea, I know jack about PSUs. I only answered because you didn't want to listen to the people that explained more thoroughly that you had a bad PSU, I figured you just wanted to hear the same thing in laymens terms. If you want to get a recommendation for a good PSU why don't you listen the experienced people that were trying to give you advice before.

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Originally Posted by Majestic_Lizard View Post
The greatest problem with a cheap power supply isn't that it doesn't have its advertised capacity, it is that if you try to tax it in any way the power supply is not equipped with adequate redundancies. Cheap power supplies are haphazardly built and are more likely to fail. Sometimes the power supply just pops a capacitor or a fuse. Sometimes it actually short circuits in such a way that sends current back into the system, damaging it. If a capacitor is not discharging properly, this can even happen when the computer is not even on.

It all depends on what you feel is an acceptable risk for your investment.
This seems like sound advice, why don't you heed it HunterWolf. Maybe check out the recommended PSUs while your at it.
Edited by juano - 6/16/11 at 10:01pm
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I use a 380W on a GTS 450.

No problems so far...
The GTS 450 is a fairly new and efficient design. Roughly the performance of a 9800 GTX, but using no more juice than a stock 8800 GT. Assuming that is a decent quality power supply (and you aren't running six drives in a RAID configuration), you should be fine. However, you are cutting it very close.
    
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I see this thread being closed...

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Originally Posted by GIPrice View Post
What if they want to run their psu with their rated efficiency?

EDIT: and all of this from the guy using a 1200 watt HCP lol

Why is this guy an editor? He says single 12 volt rails are the worst ever because they "skimp on protection and call if a feature" lol last time I checked the all those boards melting 24 pin connectors used multi 12 volt rail PSUs
He's an editor because he's one of the few active people in the PSU section that has a large understanding of Powersupplies.

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Originally Posted by srsparky32 View Post
wow another guy's on his high horse. i recommend 750w power supplies a lot because this is overclock. net, the majority of people asking for recommendations are people that have at least 2 expansion slots for graphics cards and why would you ever recommend a 500-550w even if they dont have dual gpu's? you dont know what they want to do later on.

do i need my 750w? no. not even close. but i want it for when i want to put more in it instead of buying another bigger power supply. your post is stupid because recommeding a low wattage psu is going to make them waste more money in the future if they have to buy a bigger one later on.

The ignorance of this post is amazing.

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Originally Posted by codejunki View Post
Sheesh way to tell people what to do phaed...
Guys... no one is forcing you to buy a lower wattage PSU, and no one is telling you what to do or how to spend your money, either.

When you recommend an overkill Powersupply, you're making that buyer assume that's what he needs to power his rig, and this is both spreading misinformation and wasting the buyers money... If you tell the buyer the correct wattage that he needs, and then he decides he wants to go higher, then so be it.
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post #217 of 286
You may want to save the psu for a new system alltogether.
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post #218 of 286
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Okay, thanks, im disassembling my rig probably tomorrow and getting that POS outta there, is this cooler master PSU any good? Amazon.com: Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus Series 500W ATX12V V2.3 Active PFC Power Supply - (RS500-PCARA3-US): TigerDirect, Inc.
More junk.

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/artic...-Review/728/10

The recommended PSU sticky, its there for a reason. USE IT!!
http://www.overclock.net/power-suppl...-supplies.html
post #219 of 286
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Originally Posted by HunterWolf View Post
Okay, thanks, im disassembling my rig probably tomorrow and getting that POS outta there, is this cooler master PSU any good? Amazon.com: Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus Series 500W ATX12V V2.3 Active PFC Power Supply - (RS500-PCARA3-US): TigerDirect, Inc.
Nope. It's an over rated piece of crap like 90% of the CM psu's are. In all honesty, it isn't much better than that even crappier Logysis you already have.

Try the CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 V2 which puts out more actual usable power and will hold up. It's at least 10 times that junk CM you listed.
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Just get a TX650 by corsair, very very nice. I have one myself.
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