When I build a pc, I put extra money into cooling and other important areas. Now, why worry about spending a few extra dollars on a good power supply? The minimum that I'm using at this point is a 330w Enermax unit and I use the 365w as well. They are well worth the additional cost.
heres a scenario for you, i had been having problems with my computer lately, some times when i try to access my dvd rom my computer reboots, some times i go to turn it on and nothing happens, fans come on but nothing else, as time went on, i could no longer boot into win xp or 98, it would get so far then reboot. i replaced the generic psu with an enermax (both were 300 watt) and now all those problems are gone.
i went to the tomshardware forums and all i got was this lousy signature.
I will never understand why people put the best hardware in their systems and
skimp on the PSU.
Kind of like a Doctor saying they need a heart transplant and they ask for
the cheapest he can find. [/qoute]
Oldbear, I couldnt have put it any better myself. I hope you dont mind if I quote you on that, that enaligy is one that deserves to be re-used.
I dont know if I'd use for my Enermax whisper though. Having a good quality heart thats so quiet you cant hear it might cause some problems for the person getting it,