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Floruro
06-29-03, 05:39 PM
I was just thinking. With my old Case, i had a 250 watt PSU. I was getting hardware failures on the disks all the time, and alot of other mishaps. I was overclocking as much as i could there as well. For the last 18 months i have had a new case with 360 watt antec powersupply. Different hardware has been in and out, and there has never been a problem. I am wondering if bad quality powersupplys, or not enough wattage in the PSU`s in some systems make hardware fail because they dont get enough power or dirty electricity. I just havent seen many places discussing this issue really, so just wondering again. (Stoney)

The Baron
06-29-03, 05:53 PM
To put it simply: Yes. Oh yes. NEVER EVER skimp on a PSU. It's just a bad idea.

Floruro
06-29-03, 06:00 PM
Originally posted by The Baron
To put it simply: Yes. Oh yes. NEVER EVER skimp on a PSU. It's just a bad idea.
If you add up the wattage from components: From a test many of you might have seen, a geforce can take up to 120 watts. + Processor (60-100 watts?). Thats already 200 watts.
I not sure, but with harddisks, cdroms, soundcards, network cards etc. Nowadays we should be using around 400 watt psu`s. I dont think that is what the average case buyer gets with his/her case?
Edit: Any software monitor than can measure this in some way?