How To Choose The Right Power Supply For Your Computer

While building computer you need to choose a power supply. This is equally important like choosing other devices such as processor, motherboard, hard drive, etc. There are renowned brands of power supply such as Compaq, Gateway, HP, Dell, etc. You can pick any of them. But do you know how much power you really need? If you don't know the real amount of power that your computer needs it is definitely a problem. In this article we will discuss more about all these and help you to pick the right power supply for your PC. You can also get in touch with a  remote computer support provider to get assistance in this regard. There are many such service providers that help the PC users to build or buy computer.

The job of a power supply is to deliver the amount of power demanded from them. So, if you buy a power
supply that is too small for your requirements, it will be truly annoying. If done so, you may experience computer rebooting problem. In most of the cases it is seen that the PC manufacturers install an undersized power supply to save money and increase profit. So, you must be aware before buying.

While choosing the power supply make sure it is an ATX form factor. Well, don't know what is this all about? ATX stands for Advanced Technology eXtended which defines a set of standards in measurements and forms. You should also consider the physical dimensions of the power supply. Ensure that the PC case is big enough to accommodate the power supply. For instance, if you are replacing the existing power supply then take measurements of the old one and buy accordingly.

Have you done with the physical dimensions of the power supply? If yes, now you need to take a look at the connectors. You may notice that Different power supplies have different connectors. Due to this reason, you should opt for one that can satisfy your requirements. Typically, a power supply should include 20 pin ATX Connector, 24 pin ATX Connector, "P4 Connector" as well as 8 Pin CPU connector, Molex Connector, Floppy Connector, AUX connector, SATA connector, and PCI Express connector, etc.

If your computer has 1.5 - 2.0 Ghz processor and one optical drive and one hard drive then it requires 400 Wattage of power. If the PC has more than 2.0 Ghz processor and two hard drive and two optical drive then it requires 430 Wattage of power while computer with the same processor but more than two hard drive and optical drive may require 530+ Wattage power supply.


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