Will you believe the PSU is important now?
Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 18, 2006 - 12:01 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
A True Review points out all the ways that a strong PSU is the heart of any system. Now that every component in your PC is thirsting for more power ... a high end graphics card will drain as much power as an entire system would have 5 years ago, you need to put a lot more thought into the PSU you use.
"Back in the old days, for most people the power supply was an after thought when building a computer.
Though having a good PSU has always been important, you really never had to worry about compatibility
when it comes to power supplies. Power rating aside; as long as it was ATX and had plenty of Molex
connections, you were good to go. Fast forward to today where RAID SATA drive setups and dual graphic
cards are the staple of a premium computer system, choosing a PSU that supplies enough juice and is
equipped with the latest standards is undeniably important to insure the compatibility and potential
growth of your system. Of course, when I say the latest standards I am referring to the ATX 2.0
compliancy as well as being SLi/Crossfire ready."
Here are some more Cases & Cooling reviews from around the web:
- Thermaltake PurePower 600w @ A1 Electronics
Master iGreen Power RS-500ASAA PSU Review @ Technic3D
- SpirePower Rocketeer V 500W Modular Power Supply @ PC Apex
- AcBel LCD Power
Supply 550W @ HardwareZone