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Comprehensive New Guide to Understanding PSUs

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  1. btarunr

    btarunr Editor & Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    Power supply units (PSUs) are perhaps the least understood components when buying or building a PC. Very often, buyers don't look beyond the output power rating, and connectors provided. Slightly more discerning buyers look for efficiency rating, but that's about it. TechPowerUp's new PSU reviewer crmaris wrote an expansive article about the workings of a PSU, its various components, to give you a much more informed idea about what to look for when buying a PSU.

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    READ: A Detailed Look Into PSUs
     
  2. makwy2

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    Very interesting article. I wish there was an article that was as in-depth as this one that focused on what all the specs on PSU's mean and what is good/bad. THis article was excellent at outlining all the components within a PSU.
     
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    I was reading on Hardware Secrets about how to judge a PSU well when I was researching on whether to buy a HX750, which I now intend to buy.
    Will be sure to check this article out nicely too to ground myself better.
     
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    CDdude55 Crazy 4 TPU!!!

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    I'm definitely going to give the article a read, i enjoy learning more on the subject.:)
     
  5. OneCool

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    Good read
     
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    Good read. I'm with makwy2.. Gotta get a part 2!
     
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    Can we get a little sticky with this? :eek:
     
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  9. EarthDog

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    +1... Good start to the article!
     
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    +1 to that suggestion.
     
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    wow, crmaris looks to be very knowledgeable on PSUs.. I wont forget to read his reviews everytime now.

    Was just wondering.. why havent anyone made an all solid capacitor based PSU?
     
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    Ceramic caps can show very high input oscillations which are greatly decreased by putting an electrolytic capacitor in parallel. Also electrolytic caps are cheap and if they are made by a good manufacturer (Nippon, Rubycon etc.) their reliability is very high.
     
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