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Note that the '680W' PSU will most likely not be able to output anywhere near that much. Since it's a budget PSU that's probably a peak rating rather than sustained. Also a lot of the power is probably on the 3.3/5v rails leaving not a lot for the 12v rail(s). My guess is that the 680W PSU will perform about as well as a good quality 350-450W PSU.

If you can afford it at all, I would definitely suggest you look elsewhere.

I suggest you head to www.jonnyguru.com and read up on the FAQs there. Really good information about PSUs on that site and they do recommend good quality PSUs that won't cost the earth.

Ok thanks for that , Also i was wondering very Confused , Would a Lower Watts PSU affect your Computer performance? im 16 and still learning about these things. Thanks
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Your rig could be run off a quality 300w PSU, 600+ is massivly overkill.
So which would be better for my Rig , High Watts Or lower? Sorry lol and thanks
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So which would be better for my Rig , High Watts Or lower? Sorry lol and thanks
Your rig can't use more power than it needs, ie. if your PC needs 300W peak it'll run the same whether on a 300W, 400W, 500W or 1000W. People buy higher capacity power supplies for headroom in case they want to overclock or hardware upgrades.

Another rule of power supplies is to stay with a reputable brand, some of these are Enermax, OCZ, Corsair, Antec, Seasonic. That ultra mega giga EXTREME power supply may say 680W, but crap components and cost cutting means it won't last as long, voltage + ripple regulation will be bad and if it does blow there will be no customer support.

All the terms and more are explained on the JonnyGuru site, definitely recommend you check that site out first to get a better understanding about PSUs.
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