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Old 22nd August, 2005, 08:46 PM
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PSU School

I was wondering if anyone knew of some good resources/websites that discuss how PSUs work, and more importantly...what to look for in determining if a certain PSU is right for the job.

I don't know much about amps and volts, don't know about the 12V. rail, much less why 2 are better than one, if indeed that is the case.

Anyone know of some good primer material? This is a BIG gray area for me

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Old 22nd August, 2005, 09:08 PM
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Hopefully this will help answer some questions

http://www.silentpcreview.com/article28-page1.html
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HowStuffWorks has a writeup here that gives you the basic idea.

If you want something more in depth, I can write something for you, but it may be a few days.

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Old 23rd August, 2005, 08:35 AM
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It would be nice of you big Giz to write something for the masses Please.. I don't know anything about PSU's...just the fact that a good one is required for a strong system.
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Old 25th August, 2005, 03:32 PM
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Thanks for the replies...I've checked both out and feel quite a bit more informed.

I second the notion for Gizmo to scribe up some thoughts on the matter (assuming there are enough hours in the day!). It may be a handy reference or sticky for future knowledge hounds like myself
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