PSU Decisions

psu440.jpgAnyone who buys computers tries to allocate their budget towards the latest, fastest and most feature packed parts that their budget would allow them to. This means getting current generation processors, feature packed motherboards, midlevel to top level video cards, as much memory that they can buy, storage that will enable them to install many resource hungry applications and still leave enough room for gigabytes of files and downloaded goodies on the internet and of course, a case that would fit all of these while also maintaining good looks.Of course, if they can scrimp on a little they would so if they think that a passable product or part would be good enough for their needs then they will go for that and usually this distinction falls on the PSU. Most novice and mid-skill level PC owners usually scrimp on the PSU when assembling a computer. If they can get a generic PSU then so be it. They will even settle for the bundled PSU’s on certain PC cases because it will save them a lot of money.

But this is actually not a good idea and this is best illustrated in this particular thread that I reading today. It is true that you should not get a budget PSU especially if it is going to bring power to such high cost parts. One forum member even said that it should be the most expensive computer part you should buy. The reason here is that good, clean power that is accurately rated will ensure that your PC parts work properly.