There are many features of a PC, especially a gamer, that can be classified as important. But without a doubt the one that I think takes the most important crown is the power supply, also known as PSU (Power Supply), because we have to make sure that it is of good quality, so that the other parts work perfectly capacity. power and safety. But most of all, make sure that it is from an important brand as well as reliable. And if you want to know why, what happened to a player who discovered that his power source does not seem to have the characteristics he expected, is the best example.
So says a user on the pcmasterrace subreddit, who removed the metal casing of the Equites T500 “500W” PSU and found something mysterious inside: a large, heavy component that was not properly connected to power supply circuitry. And upon removing this mystery box, he discovered that it was held together with duct tape. A discovery that began to create complete distrust, but that did not even prepare him for what came next.
A source with questionable ingredients
When removing this adhesive tape, you discover that inside there is a box that looks like dust/filing or some other type of thing and not the type that seems to be important for the function of the power supply. This is why he took several photos of it and decided to go to Reddit to ask the community, trying to find out why they filled his PSU with this mysterious substance.
His suspicions are that it can add weight and appear more quality, which is confirmed by other players, who answer: “They try to make it feel heavy” or directly warn that “It should that’s the ‘PSU’. “Suspicious thing I’ve seen this year.” Furthermore, he was told: “That’s not a 500W PSU. In fact, I would hardly call it a PSU. It has no input protection, no output protection, and no input content limitation. “I’m pretty sure those two resistors aren’t discharge resistors.”
It is better to pay for something reliable, even if it costs a lot of money
RedditCringe said in the publication that in the beginning, it was not intended to use the PSU to build a PC or to believe it. Something that might be fatal, because the power source is not only full of low-quality components, but it also seems that it does not offer the power it promises. A trick that can eventually cause problems with other components of a PC, because the PSU can be overloaded and damage other components that are sensitive to electricity.
Something that another player remembers in the same post, indicating: “This is a good place to remind everyone that the power supply is not the right place to save a few dollars when doing a configuration. “There are many problems that can arise from a faulty power supply, from instability to damage to all other components.”