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How to choose a PSU: Go to newegg, sort products by best rating, read the reviews from the first 10 or so to see what other people have to say, done.
I think that's the worst advice yet . Most consumers of any good are idiots and have no idea what they are talking about. It's particularly evident when PSUs are the focus since you can't really see a PSU working (other than on/off/exploding). Very few people have access to PSU testing equipment. If someone says it's runs their system just fine, they have no data, no proof to back that up. That's where PSU reviews come into play. Again most professional reviewers have no idea how to test a PSU. There are a select few reviewers that you can trust. Paul from [H]ardOCP, Oklahoma Wolf/jonnyGURU from jonnyguru.com and Gabe from hardwaresecrets.com make up my shortlist. There are others but they are the most knowledgeable and have the best test setups.
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found it!!!


EDIT: Fixed the wattages to his...

BTW, he does reviews and stuff for computer stuff as his job, so it is a reliable source...
Edited by xxicrimsonixx - 2/19/09 at 4:20pm
     
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alrite, well this was a good use for an hour .... need to find a job soon or else i will get even more bored... I cannot play video games all day like I used to...
     
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Originally Posted by xxicrimsonixx View Post
found it!!!

EDIT: Fixed the wattages to his...

BTW, he does reviews and stuff for computer stuff as his job, so it is a reliable source...
There's your problem... 3Dgameman is not a reliable source...
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There's your problem... 3Dgameman is not a reliable source...
how not?
     
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how not?
Well, compare this review: to this one: http://hardocp.com/article.html?art=...50aHVzaWFzdA==. 3dgameman basically reads the bullet points on the box the PSU comes in and calls it a review, where Paul actually tests to see if the PSU can do what it says it can. Biiiiiiiiiiiiiiiig difference. Any jackass with eyeballs and a video camera can do what 3dgameman does.
Edited by shinji2k - 2/19/09 at 4:49pm
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post #27 of 35
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found it!!!

YouTube - #36 - Question/Answer: Computer Component Wattages

EDIT: Fixed the wattages to his...

BTW, he does reviews and stuff for computer stuff as his job, so it is a reliable source...

There are plenty of people who work with computers for a living who haven't the slightest clue on how computers even work. Where is the break down on parts used? Where is the stress testing?
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You can mention the single rail or multi rails but that should be the last thing that poeple need to worry about especially with latest PSU. Some PSU that we called as a multi rails psu don’t really have multi rails, they are 'split' from one rail.
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idk, it was a waste of an hour... what can i say... i have nothing better to do with my time without a job... cause i have no money...
     
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idk, it was a waste of an hour... what can i say... i have nothing better to do with my time without a job... cause i have no money...
You are doing fine. Got some inputs from members and modify the contents.
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