Building A PC

This Xmas I will be building a budget gaming computer for under $1,000. Over the next couple of weeks, I will be covering each part in its own blog. The first item I will be covering is the power supply. I chose the EVGA 600 B1, 80+ Bronze 600W, 3 year warranty. The power supply also includes a free Power on Self Tester tool. A Power On Self Tester Tool is used to see if there is an electric current running through the Power supply. I chose this power supply instead of the one Kalen got the EVGA 500 w1 80+ white 500W, 3 year warranty because of multiple reasons. One stand out feature for me is that mine is an 80+bronze while Kalen’s is 80+white. This means mine is more energy efficient while Kalen’s is not. For example, if a computer was running at 50%, mines would be 5% more efficient. The Bronze also has 2 more AC (alternate current), 100 more W, again 5% more efficient most of the time, and a 3 year warranty. The cost of these new features is a $40 difference. Some the higher price of the Bronzes might turn people away but I got mines on sale so it was only a few more $. Overall I’m happy with my purchase and I look forward to using it.

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