PC Build 004: Powered by Seasonic

 

A power supply unit, or PSU, was the first thing I started looking into after I bought my case. But I soon realised there is a vast range of power-supplying capabilities – with the most basic question “what wattage is it?” ranging from 300W to 1200W. That’s quite a difference.

So, ignoring other fancy PSU stuff, how do you figure out what wattage to get?


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PC Build 001: bought a Thermaltake Core V21 case

 

For a couple of years I’ve had the intention of building a PC for myself – something I haven’t done in a very long time. In fact, I’ve never built a PC from scratch for myself before. Back in college, in hardware class, is the only time I’ve gone from an empty case to a working computer. Around the same time, but outside of college, I did a little bit of cobbling together the better components from old computers I could get my hands on to upgrade the computers of friends and family. But I never built my own machine.


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