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Windows 7: PSU advice

09 Jun 2011   #11

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Even the fastest HDD will not saturate a USB2 interface, so you will not get any benefits from connecting it with a USB3 cable. In addition, although the USB3 sockets will accept USB2 cables as well as USB3 ones, the same is not true of the reverse, so it is extremely unlikely that a USB3 cable will fit your external enclosure anyway.

Assuming that you do have an enclosure that accepts a USB3 cable, you still won't get an increase in speed when using a HDD due to it being an electro-mechanical device. For that, you require an SSD, and even those will not saturate a USB2 interface (although they are getting closer).

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09 Jun 2011   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 - Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Also ensure any PSU you buy has at least 2 12V rails. I had a 600w ezcool which had only 1 12v rail and it failed big time as it couldn't supply the necessary amps. I now have an OCZ which has 4 12v rails each supplying 18A giving me 72A in total whereas the excool could only manage 25A with the same wattage. Amps are far more important these days.
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09 Jun 2011   #13

Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

okey dokey cheers! SSD,s lol too much money
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09 Jun 2011   #14

Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mark39 View Post
Also ensure any PSU you buy has at least 2 12V rails. I had a 600w ezcool which had only 1 12v rail and it failed big time as it couldn't supply the necessary amps. I now have an OCZ which has 4 12v rails each supplying 18A giving me 72A in total whereas the excool could only manage 25A with the same wattage. Amps are far more important these days.
its an ezcool 800w dual 12v rails i hav at the min. but i have heard stories about them not being to good. now im paranoid of it killin my pc lol. eventhough its only 5months old. the person i had build my pc put it in. id much rather have 1 that better brand. better safe than sorry

in the specs it doesnt say that the coolermaster is dual rail. but a lot of the better 1's ive looked at today havent either
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