You guys have given me so much useful information, so very quickly. Thanks Much!
I went to this site URL=http://extreme.outervision.com/
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Totally confused as to the "reliable" meaning of:
1) 80 PLUS Certified
2) 80 PLUS GOLD Certified
3) 80 PLUS PLATINUM Certified
4) 80 PLUS SILVER Certified
5) 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified
especially since I have heard that most of these PSU's are "pumped out" by less than a handful of manufacturers.
JohnnyGuru of OCN (?) goes completely nuts over the Seasonic Platinum 1000W: [URL=]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151105
as per: 1) [URL=http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=264]
But again I am clueless as to why I need to pump my hard-earned dollars into this Platinum Beast, when quite possibly one of the other "confusing certified" might do. Other less "sublime" choices:
1) Seasonic M12D-750 750W Ultimate Modular Gaming Power Supply [URL=http://www.amazon.com/Seasonic-M12D-750-Ultimate-Modular-Approved/dp/B002GU610K/ref=sr_1_25?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1321934958&sr=1-25]
2) Seasonic 850W 80 Plus Gold =http://www.amazon.com/Seasonic-ATX12V-EPS12V-Power-Supply/dp/B004ETEFTK/ref=sr_1_4?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1321933070&sr=1-4
Now, if you guys wanna laugh at me and put me out of the OCN Insiders Group, that's totally cool - BUT I buy exclusively from Amazon.com and not NewEgg. Aw ... shoot, I went and said it. Amazon (spent many thousand pesos with them) gives me top-notch service, almost always free shipping and no sales tax (NewEgg has bricks and mortar in Memphis, so get hooked for TN state sales tax.) But, NewEgg has also always treated me well, so don't kick me to the curb quite yet.
NOTE: BTW, SOMETHING IS TOTALLY SCREWED UP WITH THIS "NEW OCN"
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