For today's holiday buyer's guide we're taking a look at power supplies. I want to kick off this year's guide by once again discussing and clarifying a common misconception among users: that a higher wattage PSU will be better.
Perhaps the most important thing to keep in mind is that because all switching PSUs have been designed so as to deliver their maximum efficiency at about half-load - about 50% of their rated maximum capacity - that the efficiency of a PSU at any given moment is strongly tied to the load on that PSU. A PSU's performance will drop not only at higher loads but at lower loads as well, and this is especially the case at the low-end of the curve - usually...
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Mike Andrawes on 9/27/2000
Looking to build the system that will give you the most bang for the buck? The AnandTech Buyer's Guide for Value Systems is exactly what you need to...
Mike Andrawes on 9/16/2000
Ever feel lost in the world of audio? Are you finding it difficult to understand the language of your resident audiophiles? Let AnandTech arm you with the...
Jim Warren on 9/11/2000
Looking to build a new powerful new system but can't quite figure out what to put in it? Let AnandTech guide you through those though decisions with the...
Mike Andrawes on 8/24/2000
If you're looking to build the system that will give you the most bang for your buck, the AnandTech Buyer's Guide for Value Systems is exactly what you're looking for.
Mike Andrawes on 8/18/2000
It's that time of the month again, which means AnandTech is back with updated system recommendations. Today it's the high-end systems, including our dream system.
Mike Andrawes on 7/20/2000
Just one week ago we brought up the possibility that all Socket-A CPUs could actually be multiplier locked. Today we're bringing you proof of the exact opposite, read...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 7/19/2000
Time and time again we have shown that a 440BX system running at 133 MHz is the fastest possible motherboard solution around. People have shied away from this form...
Matthew Witheiler on 7/5/2000
If you're looking for the system that gives you the most bang for your buck the AnandTech Buyer's Guide: Value Edition is what you're looking for.
Anand Lal Shimpi on 7/4/2000
We were immediately impressed when we realized that the GeForce2 MX was going to be retailing for $119, but we were even more impressed when we discovered exactly how...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 7/3/2000
The second half of the AnandTech Buyer's Guide is here, this time covering High-End Systems. Also included is our "cost is no object" Dream System.
Mike Andrawes on 6/13/2000
For June, we've decided to split the Buyer's Guide up into two parts - one for value systems and the other for the high-end systems. Today we bring...
Mike Andrawes on 5/29/2000
Wondering the best way to get the most out of your GeForce 2 GTS based card? Want
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Matthew Witheiler on 5/23/2000
Building a new system? Confused about exactly what to get? Well the May edition of AnandTech's Buyer's Guide is ready to help you make those tough decisions.
Mike Andrawes on 4/27/2000
Armed with a handful of 0.18-micron Celeron CPUs, we investigate the performance discrepancies that exist between the Pentium III and the Celeron as well as take these babies to...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/17/2000
Building a new system? Confused about exactly what to get? Let the first edition of the AnandTech Buyer's Guide help you with your purchase.
Mike Andrawes on 3/28/2000