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then maybe I should be looking in the 600-700w range instead of the 500's.
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so having a psu with more watts than you need won't hurt anything?
It only uses what it needs
Fine if you have an 800w psu and you only need like 400w
    
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then maybe I should be looking in the 600-700w range instead of the 500's.
Take a look at this
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/650w-...an-single-rail
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then maybe I should be looking in the 600-700w range instead of the 500's.
Keep in mind that going too far over whats needed can reduce the efficiency of a PSU and you end up paying more in the long run. Try to aim a little above what you need to get the best efficiency. If you pull 500 Watts on an 80+ Certified PSU go for a 600 watt to make up for the loss of power and to keep the efficiency in check. If you pull 500 and buy a 700 watt you are wasting money when you buy it and you are no longer within the optimal efficiency area of the PSU.

PM Phaedrus 2129 or start a thread about the specifics of your PSU selection and how it affects efficiency. Preferably start a thread so others can learn as well. Just remember to take PSU information from most people with a grain of salt because PSUs arent very well understood by many (myself inclided).
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I like the Corsair you posted Sir Amik.
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I like the Corsair you posted Sir Amik.
It's a bit dated and the price is just ok.


Although getting a "name brand" power supply will usually protect you from bottom of the barrel junk (Linkworld, Leadman, SunPro, Keerda, Deer, RandomChineseFactory #507) you can't rely on brand name to be good, or judge between units based solely on brand name.

Rosewill's name was tarnished by their earlier units based on units from Deer and other low end companies, but their current line-up is very solid. Corsair has a huge cult, or even an aura of "fanboyism" surrounding its power supplies. But I would pick a Rosewill RG-630 over a Corsair CX600 any day of the week.
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