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Hey i understand this is a noob question but anyway..
I know if you build a system you clearly need a certain amount of wattage especially if you are planing on overclocking which would become more power hungry, so more watt needed but anyway, what would be the difference if i put a say Hiper Type-R 580W PSU in the computer you see in my Sig?
Would it make any difference whatsoever, would it just use the little amount of watt it needs, then leave the rest of the valuable watt, wasting a good PSU?
Thanks lol
-Sin100
post #2 of 7
No a new PSU won't do much for you. You're better off saving for a whole new computer
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Yeah, with a celeron and onboard video and sound, your PSU is fine.
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I say you gotta start somewhere, but save the old PSU--you'll end up reinstalling it when you do finally build a new PC you'll still have the old PSU for the celery.
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Thanks for the feedback, but if i put like a 250W PSU in a good overclocked comp would it just...melt? lol?
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Originally Posted by Sin100
Thanks for the feedback, but if i put like a 250W PSU in a good overclocked comp would it just...melt? lol?
Hopefully you werent being serious, lol, but to answer your question: With a system that is capable of high overclocks (it would not be possible to overclock a computer, much less run one without the proper electricity) a PSU that low in power would not run a higher end computer efficiently. A PSU is the backbone to any computer system. Without a stable PSU, a great system is worthless.
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Originally Posted by TheLegend
Hopefully you werent being serious, lol, but to answer your question: With a system that is capable of high overclocks (it would not be possible to overclock a computer, much less run one without the proper electricity) a PSU that low in power would not run a higher end computer efficiently. A PSU is the backbone to any computer system. Without a stable PSU, a great system is worthless.
Thanks for your time
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