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Non brand name Power Supply?

Discussion in 'Building a new PC' started by Thrakk, Jun 17, 2011.

  1. Thrakk

    Thrakk Member

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    So are non brand name PSUs a bad idea? Like this 600W one for instance.

    I'm considering buying a graphics card that requires either 400W or 450W and would need a new power supply.
     
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  2. aldan

    aldan Active member

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    well i for one wouldnt risk frying my computer with an unknown psu.you know the old addage,you get what you pay for.
     
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    xboxdvl2 Regular member

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    im using a ritmo power supply in my computer.ritmo is a rather cheap brand but seems to work fine.
     
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    sammorris Senior member

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    They seem like a good idea at the time. Then when you have to replace every component in your system as well as the power supply when it all goes up in smoke, they seem like less of a good idea. $20 PSUs can easily cause $500+ worth of damage.
     

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