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So you think I know how? well I don't. What is the correct way to chose the manufacture of your PSU? We have been over and over the wattage side.I could say "just make sure the company name is Corsair or Seasonic".But how about these upstarts? how do you know if they actually may be putting out a good product?

EDIT: appears that OCN list could use an update.That is unless I am incorrectly attaching the date on the post to the list.

What i was really wondering is if there is an "upstart" that deservers to be given a chance, most on that list I have heard about but if I go to the egg or Tiger Direct there are PSU's from manufactures I have never heard anything about,either good or bad.
Edited by PCCstudent - 6/18/11 at 2:40pm
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So you think I know how? well I don't. What is the correct way to chose the manufacture of your PSU? We have been over and over the wattage side.I could say "just make sure the company name is Corsair or Seasonic".But how about these upstarts? how do you know if they actually may be putting out a good product?
Read reviews..

I recommend jonnyguru.com, kitguru.net, techpowerup.com. HardOCP.com etc..


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Follow the OCN Official Recommended PSU guide.
http://www.overclock.net/power-suppl...-supplies.html
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Follow the OCN Official Recommended PSU guide.
http://www.overclock.net/power-suppl...-supplies.html
Yes and this ^^..


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EDIT: appears that OCN list could use an update.That is unless I am incorrectly attaching the date on the post to the list.
Check when it was last edited not when it was first posted.

The list is accurate as of 6 days ago and is updated fairly frequently.
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