[mythtv-users] OT: Hardware purchase question for eventual HD Mythtv system
match at ece.utah.edu
Sun May 24 18:40:44 UTC 2009
On 22 May 2009 at 9:31, Brian Wood wrote:
> I, and others, have said it before, but:
> The PSU seems to be the first place makers and vendors skimp in order to
> reduce costs. This is in large measure because most users (present company
> excepted) don't know or care much about it.
This is SOOO true. On a recent build into an HTPC case I had occasion
to change the PS out because I needed an 8-pin CPU power connector.
Upon removing the "450 watt" PS that came in the case from the case
manufacturer I just happened to notice that it had a label pasted
over a label. After peeling off the top label, lo and behold, the
label underneath identified it as a 400 watt unit.
Wasn't neccessarily a bad PS, but definately a cheapie. I wonder what
it really is?
I replaced it with the smallest Corsair 80+ PS I could find that had
an 8-pin CPU plug. This new Corsair 400 watt unit wieghs more than
twice as much as the original "450 watt" PS and it's dead-quiet.
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