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Old December 9, 2011, 10:15 AM
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you're in the new builds section. The gallery is just a bit further down! :)
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Old December 9, 2011, 10:16 AM
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hadn't thought of that yet. haven't had it that long to call it a "Work in Progress".

she khacked out, only minutes after installing the H100.....

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Old December 9, 2011, 10:19 AM
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all this computer junk will break it's only a matter of time, it's just like anything else, my car was new it broke, my MTB was new it broke, my TV was new, it broke, i built this new Computer now i'm broke.

is there really a better PSU then another??

what would you guys recommend ??

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Everything does break over time. I know it, you know it, we all know it. It really is down to luck for the most part. The Key difference is with some research we can help minimize our exposure to it :)

There are better PSU's out there even if the wattage rating is the same. The key things to research on PSU's is Voltage Regulation, Ripple or Noise as its called and Efficency.
Your Coolermaster unit might do pretty good at room temperatures but the SevenTeam units (coolermaster doesn't actually make the PSU you have, its OEM is usually Seventeam but I could be wrong about your particular model) usually don't do well once they start heating up.

A bad and low quality PSU can and Will kill components over time espically if there is a lot of ripple and bad regulation in the lines (as well as hinder your OC). Also, if a bad or low quality PSU dies it usually likes to take a couple of your components with it.
Its the cornerstone of your system and should be one of the parts you should always spend your money on.

If I had to recommend something, it would be say a Silverstone Strider Plus, a Corsair HX/TX/AX unit, anything from Seasonic or XFX as well as most of Antecs Linup.

Good place to start.

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Old December 9, 2011, 10:22 AM
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Oh, THAT. I thought that was just for case mods. Would explain why there are some unmodded computers in there.
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If I had to recommend something, it would be say a Silverstone Strider Plus, a Corsair HX/TX/AX unit, anything from Seasonic or XFX as well as most of Antecs Linup.

Good place to start.

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ok thx ST, learning something new hear everyday!!

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^^^ Yep particularly when purchasing something as monstrous as a 1kW PSU, DONT look for what is the cheapest...spending an extra $50 now can save you a ton of grief later.
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You might wanna put a fan gaurd on that bottom fan mate. Wouldn't be a good thing to have wires rattlling around in the blades ;)
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