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PSU: How do you know when its overloaded?

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Dimoe

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Hey, I am thinking of getting a new 400 or 450 watt PSU.
I currently have a 300watt psu with its connectors split multiple times. If you think about it, I could just continue splitting the connectors. So how do you know when to stop? What signs would you look for?

Also, I notice that some 400 and 450 PSU have dramatically different prices. Anyone know of a really good PSU with ONE exhaust fan. If there is two fans, is one intake and one exhaust?

Anyway, I think i'm gonna get the PSU off this site: (at bottom)
Canada Computers - PSUs
-direct link to PSU section, all in $CDN

Any suggestions? I'm thinking of spending around $100CDN.
 
#2
You will begin to notice software corruption and hardware problems. Never overload anything electrical. If you got a CD-RW, higher-end video card, a couple of PCI devices and say two hard drives you should have at least a 400W power supply of the Enermax or Antec brands. Never skimp on a hardware device that control so many things and above all Enermax or Antec for a few buck more.:)

Also make sure you get a PSU that is voltage regulated (i.e., Antec True Power or Enermax - again):)
 
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Dimoe

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Any suggestions? I think i'll get one from this list.

CoolMAX 400W ATX w/ 2 Fans $75 CDN
Thermaltake 420W ATX Power Supply $78 CDN
Aluminum P4 400W ATX $84 CDN
Enermax 430W EG465P-VE DuAMD $103 CDN
Enermax 430W EG465P-VE Dual Fan $104 CDN
Enermax 430W EG465P-VE (FC) $109 CDN
Kingwin KWI-450W 3-Fan, Manual Control $109 CDN

Sound is of no issue, my computer already sounds like jet engine. If there are two fans, is one usually intake and one exhaust?
 
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ZipTriX

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Originally posted by Dimoe
Any suggestions? I think i'll get one from this list.

CoolMAX 400W ATX w/ 2 Fans $75 CDN
Thermaltake 420W ATX Power Supply $78 CDN
Aluminum P4 400W ATX $84 CDN
Enermax 430W EG465P-VE DuAMD $103 CDN
Enermax 430W EG465P-VE Dual Fan $104 CDN
Enermax 430W EG465P-VE (FC) $109 CDN
Kingwin KWI-450W 3-Fan, Manual Control $109 CDN

Sound is of no issue, my computer already sounds like jet engine. If there are two fans, is one usually intake and one exhaust?
I have the Enermax 430W EG465P-VE Dual Fan. No problems with it. To answer the second question: Yes. It helps remove the heat from inside the case.
 

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