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Discussion in 'Cases, Modding & Electronics' started by Ev1LrYu, Nov 2, 2010.

  1. Ev1LrYu

    Ev1LrYu

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    Hi All,

    New here, and just needed ideas... I built a VERY budget oriented rig about a year ago for a relative for school work:

    Generic case and PSU (500w generic, i'd guess actual rating would be ~240w?) which I figured should not be too bad considering the basic components:

    AMD Sempron
    Asrock AM2 mb (nforce 61? dun remember)
    1 GB Kingston DDR2 800
    Inno3D 7200gs
    80gb Sata Hdd
    LG dvdrw

    They live out in a remote area and I think they may have some issues with the electricity there (tv goes wonkers when you turn on a fan, etc) and they've just informed me that they've changed PSU's like 3 times in the last couple of months and its died yet again so am stepping in.

    In this case, do you think a decent PSU (I was thinking FSP BlueStorm 500) along with an avr will do the job?
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    With power issues like that, the first thing I would invest in is a backup battery. Quite a few of them have line conditioners that protect electronics from voltage wackiness like that.
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    what he said..

    the electricity going crazy is probably killing the shitty quality psus.

    invest in a good backup battery with a line conditioner to keep the psu's from dying and also to keep the files and os intact.
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    Kool, thanks for the quick replies. Any particular brand/model I should go for?
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    APC is probably the most well known brand in the field. That's all I've used, so others may share more.
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    Thank you for the replies again, I should be able to make it from my own with your recommendations :)

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