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will a generic psu last me a couple of months?

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October 17, 2013 8:10:26 AM

just as the title says. i will only be relying on the integrated gpu on my cpu for the meantime until i get a discrete gpu in a couple of weeks and by then i will also be getting a decent psu. so, will a generic psu last me a couple of months? just in case. also, my specs are as follows:

i3 3210
asrock b75m itx
1x4gb 1333mhz ddr3 ram
64gb ssd
bitfenix prodigy
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October 17, 2013 8:13:29 AM

Most likely it will since not getting overloaded.
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October 17, 2013 8:15:29 AM

It should personally I would not trust one with my hardware but I understand budgets sometimes do not let one get what they need now. As long as you do not push the system I feel you will be OK.
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October 17, 2013 8:16:12 AM

It either will or it won't. Use it until it fails.
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October 17, 2013 10:37:35 AM

ram1009 said:
It either will or it won't. Use it until it fails.


This. You buy a generic PSU and you're putting your entire rig on the line. Generic PSUs have a much higher fail rate than anything else on the market. You can buy a much higher quality PSU for less than $50 than you would think. Here's a couple of choices:

- Antec Earthwatts E380: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- Seasonic S12 II 430W: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Buy a good one now and your system will last. Buy a cheap one and it blows up or shorts out on you and takes your system with it.
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October 17, 2013 10:43:51 AM

thanks i think i'll just go with a cheap branded psu then for the meantime
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October 17, 2013 10:45:25 AM

alexiusyap said:
thanks i think i'll just go with a cheap branded psu then for the meantime


You can't go wrong with either one I linked to. The Antec Earthwatts is one of the best sub $50 units you can buy.
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October 17, 2013 1:53:00 PM

Maybe I mis-read something. My answer was based on the assumption that the OP was already in possession of a "cheap" PSU. If that's not true and the actual question was/is should I buy a "cheap" PSU my answer is HELL NO!!!
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