Never Buy An Expensive PSU (Tristan’s Terrible Tech Tips)

This video is a (totally invalid) PSA from TTTT (Tristan’s Terrible Tech Tips): where I discuss why you should never buy expensive power supply units. I argue (with totally incorrect reasoning) why “gold” and “platinum” PSUs are a waste of money.

Please don’t follow this advice at home!

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Video Transcript

Hello and welcome to Tristan’s Terrible Tech Tips. Here’s a tip for you: NEVER buy an expensive,”gold’ or “platinum” power supply unit. They are just scams, pushed by Big Power. A random PSU from AliExpress will be totally fine, and here’s why.

Power is power. There’s no such things as ‘good power’ and ‘bad power’. A PSU simply converts analog electricity from your wall into digital power that your computer can use. Once it gets inside your PC, it’s all just 0s and 1s – y’know, binary, digital power. Those 0s and 1s are just as clear and fast, whether you use a budget PSU or some fancy “80 Plus Gold” power supply.

So save yourself some money – and stand up to Big Power – and buy the cheapest PSU you can find.

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About Tristan Perry

Tristan has been interested in computer hardware and software since he was 10 years old. He has built loads of computers over the years, along with installing, modifying and writing software (he's a backend software developer 'by trade').

Tristan also has an academic background in technology (in Math and Computer Science), so he enjoys drilling into the deeper aspects of technology.

Tristan is also an avid PC gamer, with FFX and Rocket League being his favorite games.

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