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how to tell if a psu is good for overclocking or not

post #1 of 22
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^^^ that is all i want to know
post #2 of 22
You can't.

There's nothing about a PSU that makes it able to power an overclocked system or not... The PSU just has to be able to power the system, and the lower its ripple and the tighter its voltage regulation, generally the higher you'll be able to overclock (up to a point). Basically you just need a quality PSU.


As for telling whether a PSU is quality or not, that's a whole different story.
post #3 of 22
it all depends on the hardware you intend to use on it. CPU? RAM? GPU?
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ok.... how about how to tell if it is quality or not.... how do you tell?
post #5 of 22
A good quality PSU is important up to a point (Now I'm not saying a good PSU isn't important), but overall what is more important to get a good stable OC is cooling for your CPU, good ram with good timings, and a good motherboard that you can tweak the proper settings for the OC for.
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only real way to tell quality, is by looking at reviews most of the time, or consulting mr phaedrus

as far as i know, theres many dsifferent psu platforms, some of which are not good quality and some of which are.

most of the good ones have ended up in antec/corsair units, but again, read/watch reviews.
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post #7 of 22
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Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129 View Post
You can't.

There's nothing about a PSU that makes it able to power an overclocked system or not... The PSU just has to be able to power the system, and the lower its ripple and the tighter its voltage regulation, generally the higher you'll be able to overclock (up to a point). Basically you just need a quality PSU.


As for telling whether a PSU is quality or not, that's a whole different story.
ok.... mr phaedrus i am looking for a psu that is above 600w that you would recommend
post #8 of 22
Got a budget?
post #9 of 22
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for the psu..... i would be willing to spend up to 60$ maybe more if you can recommend the psu, just absolutely no more than 70$
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Originally Posted by phantasmor View Post
for the psu..... i would be willing to spend up to 60$ maybe more if you can recommend the psu
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...osewill%20630w


That's actually one of the cheapest 600-650Ws I can recommend. But it's a pretty solid unit.
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