Building PC - Need advice on PSU

  Pikachu 11:52 13 Mar 2003

I want to build a PC not sure of spec at the moment. But just a minor question on PSU, theres so many different ones. i.e. 300W, 350W,400W,etc why so many? Is this determined by the m'board.
What do you look for in PSU?


  duplo 12:04 13 Mar 2003

I would get the most powerful one.

It does depend on what your system is running, I use a 300W, with an Athlon 2200, couple of HD's, GF4 Ti4200.

If I had built it myself I would have gone for a 400...

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Should run more quietly than most, cost more though!

  AndySD 12:14 13 Mar 2003
  Aspman 12:56 13 Mar 2003

Remember to go for quality not just wattage. A good quality 300w PSU will serve you better than a cheap 400w. If your PSU goes pop it can take out a lot of componants.

I was once told pick a heavy PSU. I'm not sure how accurate that is and its not useful if you're buying mail order but...

  Pikachu 13:32 13 Mar 2003

Thanks for all response its given me a better idea of what to look for

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