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    Good to know - thanks! Sounds like I'm stuck in...

    Good to know - thanks!
    Sounds like I'm stuck in the past :P

    I'm sure other people will be scared/tripped up by this so hopefully this can serve as a reference.
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    So you're saying they are assuming a...

    So you're saying they are assuming a worst-case-scenario of a power hungry CPU, multiple hard drives and a crappy PSU to get that figure?

    I get that a 50W difference isn't in the realms of...
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    Radeon RX 5700 "PSU Recommendation 600 W"

    Looking to upgrade my graphics card to the winner of RX 5700 vs RX 5700 GT vs RTX 2600 Super in terms of bang-for-buck

    I was disappointed to see that both the 5700 XT and the base 5700 list a "PSU...
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    By 'not useful' you seem to mean they are...

    By 'not useful' you seem to mean they are superfluous and I shouldn't favour boards with them.
    But that doesn't really answer my question which put another way is:
    Do boards with the extra sockets...
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    Extra ATX12V Sockets Optional?

    I found this great spreadsheet of AM4 motherboards and I'm using it to find those that best suit my PM02 case (2 USB3 headers and 4+ system fan headers).

    I've noticed many list having a socket for...
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    So you think i should be aiming for about 550W? ...

    So you think i should be aiming for about 550W?

    I've just read the JonnyGuru thread and the very positive Tom's Hardware review of the 650W version. Seems spot-on for my needs. Nothing flashy but...
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    The logic is that the plug adds resistance. The...

    The logic is that the plug adds resistance. The socket and connector can't be copper as it would corrode so they have to be gold plated or some kind of alloy which have a higher electrical resistance...
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    Not bothered by fan noise at all. I wear...

    Not bothered by fan noise at all. I wear headphones whenever I sit at my computer.
    As I understand it, modular PSUs tend to me a little less efficient so would probably prefer non-modular. As long...
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    Oh no. The case is awkward as hell and very much...

    Oh no. The case is awkward as hell and very much designed for the motherboard it has got. The fans use special non-standard connections and mountings. I know it would be foolhardy to try and fit a...
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    PSU Advice Request

    Hi peeps!
    So my rig at it's core is a circa 2007 Dell XPS 420.
    It's okay and gets me by but obviously is going to need replacing in the short-medium term.
    I intend to build my next computer from...
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