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OK, let's clear up a misunderstanding... Cheap PSU's work just as good as expensive ones, at stock. I've seen a lot of "don't use that cheap PSU, bad ideas, it'll blow up" and I know I've said it too. Well, I am changing my opinion. Cheap PSU's, such as these:
Simple SLI or Crossfire (7600GT's, X1800GTO's, or lower) - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817182031
Basic Gaming (X1800GTO or 7600GT or lower) - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817170014
Basic Anything - Same as above, or even cheaper....

At stock, you shouldn't have any problems.... if you know of anyone who had PSU problems at stock, After having the stable PSU for a while (Some PSU's are faulty, even OCZ ones...), please give
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post #2 of 7
I'm going to have to disagree with you. I've used Cheap PSUs in builds before I knew any better guess what happened? They died. They are cheap for a reason.
    
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I have to say that the Rosewill 550 watt PSU I have been using for two years now has not let me down. It has 35 amps on the +12. Very stable rails too. I overclocked an XP Mobile 2600 with it, a 3700 SD and now my X2 4200. And still using it.
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I have no clue what you mean by "at stock". You overclock your PSU?

But there is absolutely no way to know whether a cheap PSU is going to be good or bad. It is always a gamble. Most expensive PSUs just have more certifications and possibly longer warranties. That is usually the major factor in price..

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post #5 of 7
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My first ever PSU was a no-namer 300watt... Powered my second rig. (first being a P133.... well.... first I played games on.... In my room..... Whatever)....
http://www.overclock.net/amd-cpus/86...xp-2000-a.html
Look at post 3. (BTW, my first Post ever, and my first thread ever. )

Cheap, I mean, by not PC Power and Cooling, and Not Generic. Mine is just an example, btw, though generic.

At stock Settings, no overclocking whatsoever.
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Originally Posted by KSIMP88 View Post
OK, let's clear up a misunderstanding... Cheap PSU's work just as good as expensive ones, at stock. I've seen a lot of "don't use that cheap PSU, bad ideas, it'll blow up" and I know I've said it too. Well, I am changing my opinion. Cheap PSU's, such as these:
Simple SLI or Crossfire (7600GT's, X1800GTO's, or lower) - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817182031
Basic Gaming (X1800GTO or 7600GT or lower) - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817170014
Basic Anything - Same as above, or even cheaper....

At stock, you shouldn't have any problems.... if you know of anyone who had PSU problems at stock, After having the stable PSU for a while (Some PSU's are faulty, even OCZ ones...), please give

Finally someone has seen the rosewill light...I have used somehwere's around 26 or more of rosewill PSU's and never ever had a failure
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My Rosewill brought down my Abit KN8 motherboard....

My dad's Powmax PSU just stopped working

I've had two bad experiences. And I still stand by the "don't cheap out on your PSU" phrase.
    
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