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Old November 23, 2009, 01:51 PM
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+1 . I see too many of those cheaps build on my bench ,

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....... And if you can't understand that a 300W PSU is better than the shitty ones you've been looking at, then you aren't qualified to be building computers in the first place.

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Old November 23, 2009, 03:38 PM
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I refuse to sell junk.... It wastes my time and the clients time.

Chances are that your "450 Watt" PSU browns out and dies at around 300W, while the Seasonic will probably push out even more than 300W.

Zalman's old school 300W PSU was good reliable power at it ran solid and *CLEAN* up until it nicely shut off at 357 watts output. It didn't burn up.
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Old November 23, 2009, 05:19 PM
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Something tell me we lost our time.....
Yup. I'm not going to bother with this thread anymore. Clearly the OP doesn't want our advice.
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are you from the states?

IMO don't go anything lower then this for psu...

Newegg.com - Antec EarthWatts Green EA-380D Green 380W Continuous power ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies

With MIR this set of ram is much better then what you have.
Newegg.com - OCZ Gold 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ2G8004GK - Desktop Memory

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thanks.. memory is expensive.. but the PSU is good :-P
i was thinking about this one:
Newegg.com - Rosewill Stallion Series RD400-2-SB 400W ATX V2.2 Power Supply - Power Supplies
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Nope.
i know this is probably getting irritating to many memebers but whats wrong with this one??? the PSU im using in my gaming computer is one i got for free with a POS discount case that was damaged... it has lasted me 2 years.. its a 400 watt and quite nice.. i don't see anything wrong with this one?? im so lost.. im still kinda new to computers and budget builds..
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i know this is probably getting irritating to many memebers but whats wrong with this one??? the PSU im using in my gaming computer is one i got for free with a POS discount case that was damaged... it has lasted me 2 years.. its a 400 watt and quite nice.. i don't see anything wrong with this one?? im so lost.. im still kinda new to computers and budget builds..
Just because a shitty PSU works doesn't mean it's not a shitty PSU or that it isn't damaging your hardware in ways that you can't see. And if you should have a power surge or sag then there's a good chance the PSU will end up frying some hardware, which is unlikely to happen with a quality PSU. And there are other factors that make quality units better, like higher efficiency which means that the computer will consume less power overall which lowers your energy costs.

Three quality PSUs were already suggested to you: the Corsair CX400, Seasonic SS-300ES, and Antec Earthwatts 380W. Pick one. You can't go any cheaper.
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at least he is in the good direction...
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i know this is probably getting irritating to many memebers but whats wrong with this one??? the PSU im using in my gaming computer is one i got for free with a POS discount case that was damaged... it has lasted me 2 years.. its a 400 watt and quite nice.. i don't see anything wrong with this one?? im so lost.. im still kinda new to computers and budget builds..
You need to understand a power supply is not so simple as being 300W or a 400W, the marketing on them can be quite deceptive. For instance the rosewell PSU listed sure it says its 400W but lets do a breakdown.

20Ax3.3V = 60W
14A 5V = 70W
3.3/5V Total = 130W

12V1x14A = 168W
12V2x13A = 156W

Looks good right? Wrong. The PSU's own spec sheet indicates that it outputs 385W Peak, meaning assuming ideal conditions the PSU is only putting out at max 255W at 12V. Now temperature also plays a roll, PSU put out diffrent amounts of power at different temperature as the PSU gets hotter on a cheap unit like this the power output goes down, caps fail ect ect.

the PSU is one thing you never want to cheap on, ever. A failing PSU can take out just about every component in the system when it goes.
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