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We purchase every product we review with our own funds — we never accept anything from product manufacturers.

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145 Consumers Consulted
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We purchase every product we review with our own funds — we never accept anything from product manufacturers.

Gaming rigs are expensive pieces of hardware, often built from the ground up, and are very power hungry. They need clean and consistent power to perform well, and a PSU can deliver the goods. It can also prevent a catastrophic burnout to your expensive gear. A reliable PSU will also stop system instability that causes games to crash and constant rebooting. The units should offer power at 3 volts, 5 volts, and 12 volts, referred to as rails. Plugs attach to the motherboard, CPU, GPU(s), SATA devices, and 5v Molex plugs. It’s worth paying up for a good unit that will run quietly and stay cool.

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