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    Help, I need some power supply recommendations

    I never thought I'd ever buy a seperate psu but my asus a7 has already killed 2 (so called...) 400W supplies.

    I've been looking at different ones tonight. There's no way I'm going to buy one of these enermax ones for about £100, it seems too extravagant. I've seen 2 that I think will be ok, [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] (yes it's from ebuyer & I hate them too) and [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] (there's a review of the hiper one on the site in the second link).

    Has anyone ever had to buy another psu, or got any experience of these 2? I am definately going to buy some psu or other by monday evening cos I need one - my daddy pc is brown-bread at the minute. This is not a cock-measuring exercise, just pointing that out because my experience of hardware advice posts is that people are just telling others what goodies they are buying

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    One thing that people often try and save money on is their PSU. I can never quite understand why, it's such a vital part of the system.

    Bear in mind here that a higher W rating doesn't necessarily mean better. A good quality 350W PSU will often outperform a poorer quality 400W.

    I use the [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]. Not cheap, but absolutely solid. The 5v rail sits at 4.99 (this is with overclocking enabled) and the 12v sits around 11.98. Stability on these rails is crucial to having a stable machine.

    And you really don't need a 550W supply unless your PC is out the door with devices, and even then I'd doubt it. What you need to look for the the output on the 3 main rails, 5v, 12v & 3.3 (2.5 if using DDR).

    Spending a few extra £ now will probably save you heaps of hassle later on, especially if you are or ever intend overclocking the PC at all.

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    Thanks geez I took that advice in and ordered a decent power supply. I suppose in the long run I can keep using it even when I change my tower in the future
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