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    Default Lower watt psu reviews ?

    I feel that in the past high wattage psu have been the focus of reviews as most 'extreme' builders tended towards those units. Now that newer generation parts (gpu/cpu) use significantly less power will there be a greater focus on lower wattage units (400-550) ?

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    A paradigm shift and a perception change needs to happen in consumers first. Once people understand just how much power 450W is, perhaps then the industry and the reviews scrutinizing it will move "down" to more modest and practical output ratings.
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    Reviewers generally review what OEMs send them. There are a few reviews that cover old previously-reviewed gear, and a few where the reviewer buys stuff, but normally they get free -- what the OEMs showcase.
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    Higher wattage = Higher ASP = Higher profit dollars. So that's what they want to have reviewed.

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    ASP = Average Selling Price?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashiekh View Post
    ASP = Average Selling Price?
    Looks like it to me.
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    you need to know what your rig will draw. 200Wgpu plus a 100Wcpu and various peripherals. doesnt leave much overhead from a 450W psu??

    i can save a few bucks on a cheaper psu but whats the point?

    whats the price difference between a 5-6-700W purepower 11 from bequiet, and a 750w rmx from corsair?
    maybe it would be worth it if i can have 2 psu's with a 7 year warranty versus 1 psu with a 10 year warranty - IF both options were the same cost To Me.

    I would want the cheaper psu to be half the price of the corsair 750rmx. with at least a 5yr warranty. preferably 7 yrs. that's what i'm after.

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