Which PSU should I buy?

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Mat1250

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What is the most money I should spend to buy a spare PSU for troubleshooting?
 

dai

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it depends on how high end a system you wish to troubleshoot
 
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No. It's junk. Look at brands such as Corsair, OCZ, Thermaltake, Seasonic etc.
 
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This Corsair is currently on sale and is well worth the twenty five you will actually spend after the mail in rebate :)!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139026

Many manufactures of PSUs are rather shady in their practices. They promote their product as glorious when in all actuality it is not. I would stick with top brands like the previous poster gave. You can not go wrong with Corsair ;)! With it on sale it is well worth your buck. What type of PSU you need is all dependent on your needs. PSUs have different levels of power, you want a balanced one that is not overly powerful (for you are wasting energy) or one that is underwhelming. I would also look for seals like the 80 plus bronze certified for that means even more energy saved. The one I gave you a link for is an ideal middle of the road PSU that should serve well for the price.
 
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You want a power supply that is going to meet the needs of the computer(s) you are going to be testing. With the newer systems being more power hungry (especially in Gaming PCs, going with an under powered Power Supply when testing can lead to problems. I have a Seasonic 750W power supply as my bench test power supply.
 

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current day systems min is 80+ 550w quality

i agree with dustyjay 750w or better
 
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