Why is a $100 plus power supply better than a good quality $50 one?
How long and in how many systems can you use your $100 plus power supply?
Is paying $100 for a power supply cost effective "insurance" on a $500 computer? At what point does it become cost effective insurance?
If I'm paying over $100 for a power supply where do I cut costs to pay for it? The case? The SSD or hard drive? No optical drive? The CPU cooler?
I'm looking for frugal, cost effective advice. I know that this article is about the "best" and that I can find these answers in the forums. But I still don't understand why manufacturers just don't build a "best" power supply in say 500, 750 and 1000 watts. Wouldn't economies of scale make the cost of the units affordable?
And here https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/evga-supernova-650-p2-power-supply,4364.html
I stand corrected. I have a 650 P2 and I didn't see two connectors. I must've grabbed a cable from my 850 box, thinking it was the same. So it appears to use just the single connection from CPU1 out of the PSU using a cable that has both the 4+4 and an 8-pin EPS.