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  • 9 Essential Steps to Disaster-Proof Your PC

    This article was just posted by MaximumPC, and should be considered a MUST READ. :icon_eek:

    9 Essential Steps to Disaster-Proof Your PC

    It has some great tips, including one of my favs, a section titled:

    Your Power Supply Matters:
    Trying to save a few pennies on a PSU could cost you dearly

    Another great part is about setting up a virtual machine so you can screw around all you want and not worry about messing up your main setup.

    Which remined me I have had this link sitting on my desktop for a long time meaning to post it here:

    The Beginner's Guide to Creating Virtual Machines with VirtualBox

    Hopefully some of you out there will use some of the stuff talked about in the article, and it will save you from having to make a desperate post here in the help forum because everything has gone fubar. :row__642::row__631:

    LINKS

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    Stoop and you'll be stepped on; stand tall and you'll be shot at.

    -Carlos A. Urbizo-


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    Re: 9 Essential Steps to Disaster-Proof Your PC

    I like that eXtreme Power Supply Calculator that they recommended. It actually recommended a 322W PSU for my rig and I'm running a 750W Corsair so I should be good for a while. :D


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    • #3
      Re: 9 Essential Steps to Disaster-Proof Your PC

      Originally posted by kevlarorc View Post
      I like that eXtreme Power Supply Calculator that they recommended. It actually recommended a 322W PSU for my rig and I'm running a 750W Corsair so I should be good for a while. :D
      i got 349W, and i'm also rockin' the Corsair for 750W
      *high five*:row__577:

      Life's too short to live it fast.




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      • #4
        Re: 9 Essential Steps to Disaster-Proof Your PC

        I wonder if 750W is the peak or continuous rating. I take it the values the calculator gives you are the continuous power requirements.

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          Re: 9 Essential Steps to Disaster-Proof Your PC

          Originally posted by Bamboo View Post
          It has some great tips, including one of my favs, a section titled:

          Your Power Supply Matters:
          Trying to save a few pennies on a PSU could cost you dearly
          You don't want to be screwing around with cheap PSUs. I had this old eMachines computer once (long before I got into building computers for myself/family), and what I figure happened is the PSU finally gave way, and took out everything it possibly could along with it. I knew it was the PSU from the distinct "faulty-electronics" stench that came from it, and when I took apart the computer to try to salvage what I could, the CPU's casing had a melt mark on it, along with the northbridge.

          Also, never buy Intel's Celeron series of CPU. Crap.
          Waldo II

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