400-500W PSU shootout

Posted on Saturday, Aug 19 2006 @ 09:34 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Hexus takes a look at a bunch of 400 to 500W power supplies:
We soon all learned that one PSU's 500W is another PSU's 300W and so quality became an issue. Just once we'd got in our heads who makes good PSUs and who makes bad ones, the power wars kicked off again, and now we're seeing PSUs in the range of 1kW. Where will it end?

Of course, with graphics card and other component manufacturers cramming ever more current-sucking components onto their cards, it might not end any time soon, despite efforts to reduce device power consumption. A super-high-end system really does need a super-high-end PSU to power it. Luckily for most, however, something a little more modest will probably suffice.
Check it out over here.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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