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2 years ago#21
Yeah, that's why combos with crappy units should be avoided :)
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2 years ago#22
Did flip the switch and turn it on?
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2 years ago#23
Shub posted...
Yeah, that's why combos with crappy units should be avoided :)


It's whatever, I got it for now. The best thing that I've finally realized about building your own computer, I don't need to have everything high tech at first. Just need to build it and upgrade later.
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2 years ago#24
That's debatable... a bad power supply can damage your components. As a rule of thumb, if you can't afford a good power supply, you can't afford a computer.
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2 years ago#25
_GRIM_FANDANGO_ posted...
Did flip the switch and turn it on?


Yeah, it wasn't working that way. Turns out I didn't plug the power switch in deep enough to the motherboard.
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2 years ago#26
Shub posted...
That's debatable... a bad power supply can damage your components. As a rule of thumb, if you can't afford a good power supply, you can't afford a computer.


The power supply was like $50 alone and it had really good reviews, I highly doubt it's that bad.
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2 years ago#27
O_Town_Rulez posted...
Shub posted...
That's debatable... a bad power supply can damage your components. As a rule of thumb, if you can't afford a good power supply, you can't afford a computer.


The power supply was like $50 alone and it had really good reviews, I highly doubt it's that bad.


Depending on the quality... you should spend about 80 dollars on a PSU, sticking to good brands(Corsair, seasonic, cooler master[some say it isn't, but mine has worked great].)
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2 years ago#28
Kaushad posted...
O_Town_Rulez posted...
Shub posted...
That's debatable... a bad power supply can damage your components. As a rule of thumb, if you can't afford a good power supply, you can't afford a computer.


The power supply was like $50 alone and it had really good reviews, I highly doubt it's that bad.


Depending on the quality... you should spend about 80 dollars on a PSU, sticking to good brands(Corsair, seasonic, cooler master[some say it isn't, but mine has worked great].)


80 bucks?!? I don't think so You get get nice good brand named quality ones for 30.
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2 years ago#29
O_Town_Rulez posted...
Shub posted...
That's debatable... a bad power supply can damage your components. As a rule of thumb, if you can't afford a good power supply, you can't afford a computer.


The power supply was like $50 alone and it had really good reviews, I highly doubt it's that bad.


The problem with PSU reviews is that most people don't know the first thing about PSUs, so when they post a review, it's either 5 stars because "it works" (even though it could be providing crappy power unbeknownst to the user), or 1 star because it was dead on arrival, or perhaps 4 stars because it works but makes a noise... that sort of stuff. It's still a pretty crappy unit in the grand scheme of things.

Kaushad posted...
Depending on the quality... you should spend about 80 dollars on a PSU, sticking to good brands(Corsair, seasonic, cooler master[some say it isn't, but mine has worked great].)


$80 is excessive as a "should spend" recommendation... there are plenty of great $50-60 units, and there are often rebates on good units that bring some of them down to the $20-40 price range. At $80 you'll either be paying for additional wattage, which you may or may not need, or higher quality, which often raises the TCO with no tangible benefit (past a certain point).
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