The Big Power Supply Guide - Introduction

If you've ever bought a computer power supply, you've probably realized something. Like buying most computer parts, it can be quite a complicated decision.

The thing is, most people see that complexity and give up. They buy the shiniest thing available, or the most expensive, or the one with the highest total power, or the one the salesman recommends. Sometimes that works out. Sometimes it doesn't.

The goal of this guide is to provide you with a brief and to-the-point education on the most under-appreciated component of a computer: the power supply.

This guide is not meant to be an in-depth reference to everything about power supplies (though it's a good start, and there are some helpful links in the Notes section). That is simply beyond its scope.

So let the bar of links above be your guide, and hopefully you'll find what you're looking for.