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when, my friend, was the last time you put some serious thought into that most neglected of components - your power supply:

"It's now time to turn our attention to one of the most neglected components in a computer system: the power supply. Think very hard and see if you can name the manufacturer and model number of your motherboard, video card, or even your NIC. Easy? Now name the manufacturer and the model number of the component that all of your other pricey components rely on for a clean, constant source of power. Stumped, huh? Well you're not alone. Most people couldn't care less about what 200W-300W power supply that either came with their $50 case or that they spent $25 on at the corner PC shop. Why the neglect on a component that could possibly make a killer system unstable or even destroy all of your components in one pop of a capacitor? Peaked your interest? Let's take a look now at what the numbers on the spec sheet mean, how much power you really need, and what a bit more money will buy you when it comes to top-notch power."
this caught my eye because i just had an rather detailed conversation with an engineer at work regarding power supplies and was feeling very humbled by my complete and utter lack of knowledge of the minutia of this apparently hot topic.

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11/08/2001 08:30:00 PM 0 comments


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