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Hm ya I was wondering if the high wattage could actually hurt me besides the higher cost (although it was only around 60 bucks). So is anything going to happen to it over the long term by virtue of it being less efficient?

No. A low load is just less stress than it's capable of handling.

And just to make sure we're clear, by "efficiency" I mean electrical conversion efficiency, the ratio of electric power output / electric power input. It'll just take a little extra power to get the same job done, because switched-mode power supplies designed around a certain load level are less efficient at significantly lower output levels. It's not an issue in terms of reliability or power output quality. It's not like power supplies deliver power to a computer based on whatever number is on a label.

At around $60 generally you don't find anything of better quality unless you hop online and find a Rosewill Capstone at newegg.
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At around $60 generally you don't find anything of better quality unless you hop online and find a Rosewill Capstone at newegg.

Well as i said before, I'm not too hung up on the price of a good power supply. I would be willing to spend 90-100+ dollars if it meant better stability and reliability, but from the comments in this thread I gather that the Antec will last for a long while hopefully. Really I just don't want it to fail and take the rest of the computer down with it.
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