Originally Posted by codename47
I am not sure what brand is that PSU , I'd always recommend the coolermaster ones
coolermaster ones especially the extreme ones are not good than the generic ones.
google up the reviews for coolermaster extreme series , they cannot even handle the 50 % of load mentioned. also these are of poor efficiency.
the trusted companies as of effiicency
the other manufacturers like FSP,Gigabyte etc are OEM
suppliers to many manufacturers , they are vfm
purchases but the advantage with companies like corsair are better warranty, sometimes people have witnessed over the counter replacements of their PSU .
seasonic is again an OEM
supplier to corsair.
a better PSU, will avoid damage to the components . in the event of failure only the PSU will suffer damage, the lower efficiency PSU are known to cause lot of harm to PC components along with them.
put it like this, PC components need pure DC current to operate.
the wall unit provides us AC power,
so better efficiency PSU provides pure DC current to the components.
the generic ones lose the efficiency when put under load,
Eg: a generic PSU on 50% load of its capacity can provide as high a 40 % ac current to the pc components, this ac current will increase with the increasing load.
but these genric PSU areok to be used on low power systems with the net loss would be only with regards to power loss during conversion from AC to DC.
the AMD FX series are known to consume more power as compared to a normal dual core processor.
hence the suggestion.
also typically a BSOD occurs because the pc components do not get the required amount of power when required.
the coolermaster silent series are good PSUs. but one has to be sure what model he is buying, the vendors sometimes try to confuse the buyers with the nomenclature.