Originally Posted by lainx
Ah, yes, thank you for that information!
I'll prolly opt for something like a 500w+ anyhow because of potentially upgrading the gpu and i also seem to recall that psu's deteriorate after a couple of years? Or maybe this isn't true anymore.
Since i always have my computer on i'd like something that would last.
I was checking this out just now:
And he seems to do just fine with a RM450. I like the idea of a PSU that throttles/completely shuts off the fan in idle, but i read that the Corsair RM's aren't that great?
Are the other series from Be-Quiet considered good and silent?
How about the Cooler Master V-series (550S for example?)
Is there maybe a link where i can read up on PSU's with fans that turn off @ idle?
Thanks for all the help!
Capacitor aging is only an issue with low quality PSUs. I will never recommend those. So, it's still true and it always will be, but not with good quality-made PSUs that have good Japanese capacitors.
When using a Kill A Watt, you have to multiply your readings by your estimated efficiency. So, .80 for 80%, .85 for 85%, .90 for 90%, etc.
I don't know BeQuiet!'s lineup.
The V Series is good. Just ask shilka!
I don't know if there's an article like that. There might be, but I have no idea.
Why do you have your computer on 24/7?