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Building a Gaming PC: 10 Things You Must Know
It looks simple yet it harbors beastly components. Vybe - the classic gaming pc as defined by MAINGEAR.

7. Power Supply Unit (PSU)

Its capacity can rival Thor’s hammer. The Corsair AX1500i delivers up to 1500 watts of power.

Don’t go cheap on this one. Better invest in a quality power supply unit than risk destroying the whole PC. Yes! There have been reports where PCs got toasted because of a faulty power supply. I had a similar experience where it killed my graphics card and toasted a hard drive. 

Look for a PSU with the 80 Plus logo. They're classified as Basic, Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, and Titanium, each describing the efficiency of the power supply under certain loads. Also, look for a PSU with PCI Express connectors for graphics cards. It should have at least two 6- or 8- pin connectors.

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Favorite Genre: RPG
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