power suply unit question

Are power units all essentially off the same quality, or is it worth spending a little extra? If so, could someone recommend a decent one for an Athlon 1.4? Cheers....
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  1. No, they are not all the same quality. I recommend a 430 Watt Enermax power supply for a 1.4GHz Athlon

    AMD technology + Intel technology = Intel/AMD Pentathlon IV; the <b>ULTIMATE</b> PC processor
  2. Power supplies can vary as much as 50 watts from their "rated" output, depending on how they were rated and how honest the manufacturer is. In addition, many cheap power suplies do not include thermal or electrical overload protection, and use smaller or fewer capacitors, resulting in increase power spikes. They can also be improperly shielded, causing weird crashes from RFI.
    The worst major brand that I have dealt with is Antec. Most other major brands are good. The quality of lesser known brands varies widely from excellent to extrememly poor. You can actually feel a weight difference between most good power supplies and most cheap ones, with the cheap ones weighing up to 1/2 as much!

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  3. You can say that again. Oh, you did :smile: . (Deja vu)
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