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what exactly makes a psu good for overclocking? is it how much it can output on the 12v rail? the efficiency? the total wattage? ive never really understood this, and i'm looking to upgrade my rig and will be doing some overclocking so if you guys could give me some good power supply options that'd be awsum
and i'm trying not to spend more than 150 on it
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A good overclocking powersupply would be one thats powerful,stable and reliable with plenty of amperage on the 12v rails. When overclocking your pulling alot more power than stock, so you need the extra jusic to be there when needed. And reliability is just a given, you dont want it to just fry or die on you in the middle of a game Then stability, a strong set of rails is good, you dont want majorly fluctuating rails for this will cause instability in the overclock.

Some good PSU's, all <$150


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817151025
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817163109
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817128002
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817104025
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817811003
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341002
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ok, thanks for clearing that up for me, could anyone possibly give me some psu suggestions? remember, <=150
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oh ha, sorry bout that, thanks though
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