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fry your CPU? i heard if i get a zeus 650w it could fry my setup
maybe*** fx57
80gb hd sata
2gb ocz ram
a videocard like 7800gtx or something
mainly fry my CPU ?
    
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HAHAHA> NO man...that will never happen.

That's just how much power it can give to all yoru components....everything draws just what power it uses. Don't worry about frying nothing...

No harm in asking though.
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teh more wattage you have the better your pc will run. there will be no frying in that system unless you overclock to over 4ghz
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Yeah, the only way a PSU would fry your system is by giving out bad voltage. ie, giving out 20V on the 12V would bust all your stuff on the 12v. or 6v on the 3v, etc. This wont happen (well it could just it is less likely) on higher-end PSU's that often. It rarely happens on lower-end PSU's.

The 600W, like said above, is just the max power out put. So if you have a bunch of hard drives, optical drives, fans, a high-end gpu, all your PCI slots filled, you overclock everything, etc. It is best to get a higher watt PSU. Like wise, if all you have is onboard video, and other bare minimums, a 600W PSU wont do you any better than a 300W.

So no, you dont have to worry about the Wattage frying your CPU. Just be sure to use reputable brands. Like Antec, Sunbeam, FSP, etc.

I disagree uTunes, if the computer doesn't need more watts it wont run any better.
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I think he was generalizing the more wattage equates to better stability if the PS in running on its fringe.
    
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