- 27 months ago
I know it can be tempting especially on lower budget builds to squeeze out a few extra $$ by getting a cheaper power supply.
Don't do it, this is the part that is powering everything else in the system (obviously). If you are spending $400 on a GPU or $200 on a CPU then spend a little extra and get a good unit with a 10 year warranty.
Think of it this way you will be able to use the PSU for your next build as well so it's really only half the price.
Also stop eyeing that 850watt unit when you really only need 500watts.