Does your power supply have enough juice?

By | Dec 28, 2008

powersupply1An often overlooked component, the power supply (PSU) happens to be critical to the operation of your PC. When building a new rig, or looking to upgrade the video card (GPU) in your current machine, it’s important to know whether or not your power supply will adequately support each individual piece of hardware. Ceewi1, Moderator and Computer Security expert at Computer Forum, has compiled several easy to use guides that will help you determine whether or not a PSU upgrade is necessary. His Good and Bad list (not all power supplies are created equal), coupled with the Rebranding Guide, will help you determine a quality unit from a poorly manufactured unit. If you want to save yourself some time, read his PSU Recommendations list.

If you’re in the market for a new video card, but unsure if your current PSU provides enough juice, refer to our Power Recommendations by Video Card thread. It’s open, so if you have any questions, feel free to submit a post.

Other useful links:

eXtreme Power Supply Calculator

PSU 101 at Computer Forum

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