Does high power psu damage mobo?

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does high psu can damage mobo component?

does this psu (cooler master extreme 460W) a good quality psu?
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  1. No a high powered PSU does not hurt the mobo.

    The Coolermaster Extreme 460W is neither extreme nor an actual 460W PSU as it's power is over-rated. See the test review at the link below. This is a budget PSU that outputs ~ 420W, not 460W. It should only be used for a light duty PC application. A true high-power PSU is going to be 650W and higher.

    http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/550


    Seasonic and PC Power and Cooling would be my first choices in quality PSUs.
  2. how about gigabyte brand? is it a good brand?
  3. No.

    A psu will only consume the wattage that is needed at the time, regardless of it's top power capability.

    A cheap psu can damage a motherboard if it has a bad design and/or becomes defective. A quality psu will never damage components.

    A psu is the last place you should economize on a build.
    My short list of quality psu's would include Corsair, PC P&C, Seasonic, XFX, and Antec. There are other good ones, but you can't go wrong with any of those 5.

    Here is one list of psu's ordered by quality tiers. It is a work in progress, but it will give you some idea of where other psu's stand.
    I don't see gigabyte on it.
    http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?108088-Official-XS-Power-Supply-Ranking-Phase-I
  4. jerry_96 said:
    how about gigabyte brand? is it a good brand?


    Hardware Secrets does not believe the Gigabyte PSUs are very good. See the review at the link below for specifics.

    http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/968
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