I always just buy a psu that is in the middle zone of good enough and overkill. Just because I want the peace of mind for when my system is older, to take account for capacitor aging, as well other unexpected upgrades or something.
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Posted 07 May 2013 - 10:09 PM
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Posted 18 July 2013 - 03:19 PM
hope you can help me out abit, im quite new to this Building thing and the PSU i have is just ok, my question is, is there a way for me to use my other PSU
its a sim and right now i aint clocking crasy but i need to know what i want of power do to be sure i dont get a shortege
atm im just running standard cooling and 3 x case fans
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Posted 18 July 2013 - 04:23 PM
Welcome to OCC! though you may want to start a new thread about your PSU question. I;m also not following the question you are asking .
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Posted 19 July 2013 - 05:49 AM
I have always found - many will disagree - that a higher rated PSU will run cooler.
IE 850W supplying power for a 650W need.
With no overloads - much less power drain - PSU runs cooler.
Posted 19 July 2013 - 08:35 AM
Sometimes cooler = quieter too depending on the unit
And I agree with you, I'd much rather overkill and have my power supply only expecting to deliver 50-60% or it's rated capacity instead of 80-90% of it's rated capacity. Plus there is the whole "future" proofing argument. Honestly if you pick the right power supply now and get a great unit, it really can follow you through 2 or 3 new builds moving forward.