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About LostElement

Hello, I am LostElement, but you can just refer to me as LE. I will be adding a lot of imformative stuff for you guys so you can better make a decision on building your PC. It's not done (Yet!) but I intend on working on it and updating it!

Power Supply Terms that you'll see me use:

Ripple Suppression

Voltage Regulation

Capacitors

List of some of the best PSUs available:

  • SeaSonic Prime Series
  • EVGA G2 SuperNOVA
  • EVGA G3 SuperNOVA
  • BitFenix Whisper
  • Corsair RMx

List of good PSUs:

  • Corsair CXM series (Grey Label, not green one)
  • SeaSonic S12II
  • EVGA GQ
  • Cooler Master G series (lower end of good)
  • Cooler Master V series (lower end of good)
  • Fractal Design FD-PSU Edison Series
  • Fractal Design Integra Series
  • NZXT Hale82 (Lower end of good)

List of meh/okay PSUs:

  • EVGA B1 series
  • Corsair CSM
  • Rosewill Glacier
  • Antec Basiq
  • Antec Earthwatts
  • Be Quiet! L9-CM

PSUs to Avoid:

  • Everything from Logisys
  • Everything from Diablotek
  • Rosewill Quark series
  • EVGA SuperNOVA NEX series
  • Corsair VS series
  • RaidMax
  • Antec HCG

What might happen if you cheap out on a PSU: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=jrWDKYNu72Q

This is a worst case scenario. Most modern PSUs may just pop and die.

What are CUDA cores?

What is Bottlenecking?

A bottleneck is a phenomenon where the performance or capacity of an entire system is limited by a single or limited number of components or resources. The term bottleneck is taken from the 'assets are water' metaphor. As water is poured out of a bottle, the rate of outflow is limited by the width of the conduit of exit - that is, bottleneck. By increasing the width of the bottleneck one can increase the rate at which the water flows out. Such limiting components of a system are sometimes referred to as bottleneck points. - Wikipedia

Everyone is affected by bottleneck one way or the other. The question is: How much is it affecting you? Well, it completely depends. What's your resolution, your graphical settings, what game you're playing, how much load is on the component(s), etc etc. It's not a yes or no thing.