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Old March 29, 2011, 07:10 AM
trayton trayton is offline
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I always find your PSU you should not be taxing itself. It's best not to run it at over 80% if possible. Also make sure to stick with good well known brands (I'm a corsair fan myself).

Tons of sites that do reviews including this site (LOVE HWC) check and see what the max watt is at load and in most cases I havn't met to many people that run their comp at max for more then 6 hours (while sitting infront of it (folding is another thing though if your doing that)).

Most people can still run their rigs off of a good 650W PSU, but for people with high end parts and wanting to have some room for upgrades I personally would recommend 850W or better (good name PSU ofcourse).

Also check to make sure the PSU you get is good at holding. I did some reviews after my brother bought an ULTRA PSU and while the price was great and so is the warranty it's not a stable PSU and the volts drop all over the place so kind of risky for high end parts!

PSU's are like wifes they don't like to be miserable alone so if they go they normally take something with them :(

Best of luck!
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Comp1 (Mine) : ASUS P9X79 LE, 3960X, 16GB Corsair Vengence 1333, PNY 770 4GB, OCZ Vertex3 240GB, OCZ Vertex3 480GB, 600GB VelociRaptor, Corsair 1000HX, Cool Master Cosmos 2

Comp2 (Wife's) : ASUS Sabertooth P67, i7 2700K, 8GB Corsair Vengeance 1866, 1TB HD, 2TB HD, EVGA 660, Corsair 1000HX, HAF 922

Comp3 (Kids) : ASUS P8P67 Pro, i7 2700K, 8GB 1866 GSkill, Gigabyte 770, Crucial M4 120GB, OCZ Vertex3 240GB,1TB WD Black, Antec 850W, Antec 120
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