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Old 11th April 2011, 16:05   #1
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Default A Detailed Look Into PSUs

The abbreviation PSU stands for Power Supply Unit and in the whole article we assume that it is also a Switching Mode Power Supply (SMPS) since in PCs, to the best of our knowledge, only SMPS units are used. A PSU is the heart and a vital part of a system, since it's the one that feeds power to the other components (CPU, VGA, HDD, etc.) If it stops supplying power, for any reason, then nothing else will run since there will be no power to the system. In case of damage to the PSU, there is a possibility that other components may be damaged, too. This is a fact that unfortunately many users ignore, otherwise they would first buy a decent PSU for their systems and then the rest of the components. On the contrary the opposite happens in many cases, users usually acquire all other components and they leave the PSU purchase for last, with the leftover money. If you belong in the category of users that we described above, we are pretty sure that after reading this article you will change tactics. However this article is not addressed only to users that do not know the important role that a PSU plays, but will give valuable information to experienced users, too.

http://www.techpowerup.com/articles/...king/psu/160/1
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