I can't make any suggestions as I just don't know enough, but if you want to learn more about PSUs, then check this out. I found it on NewEgg back in late February when I was putting together my sig rig:
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The PSU (a.k.a. power supply unit) is virtually the heart of the computer. It is a vitally important part that delivers power to components that comprise the computer system. A high-quality power supply can make the difference between a perfect machine and an unreliable one. Getting to know the importance of the power supply is just the first step, and getting the right PSU for your system means looking beyond just enormous power output.
I found this at the bottom of the Power Supplies page on NewEgg
. Once you're done, you can start asking some really good questions about PSUs here on OCN.
Read everything carefully. If you still don't get it after reading it, then take a break and read it again later. Try to read it with the attitude of that you know absolutely nothing, and that this thing will fill you with the knowledge that you want. I only say that because when I first had the problem of "I'm not getting it", I noticed that I was reading it and kinda not letting myself absorb it. I was letting my pride get in the way, which is very easy for me to do.
As far as suggestions go, I just remembered that I can suggest the major brand names to lean toward. These are the ones that were suggested to me over the past month or so. I'm going to list them in basically the same order as I see them on NewEgg.com (which, by the way, seems to be our favorite place to shop, here on OCN)
- Antec (Earthwatts only)
- PC Power & Cooling (many people told me that this is the ONLY company I should look at)
- SeaSonic (they make the Earthwatts for Antec)
The ones I've seen suggested the most on here are Silverstone, Corsair, PC Power & Cooling, and SeaSonic.
As far as my PSU goes, I personally love it because it has modular cabling. I thought that was the coolest thing ever. Not only that, but it was highly recommended by many people.
I think that's all I got.
I hope this helps somehow.