This Green Computing article will explain the history and benefits of 80 Plus, a standard that has been developed over the last six years. If you have read any of our other articles on the concept of Green Computing, then you are already familiar with 80 Plus.

This article is meant for those who are new to the standard and are wondering if they should make it a requirement the next time they buy. An 80 Plus introduction.

In our last Green Computing Review, we looked the 80 Plus Bronze PSU from Antec, the EA-430D Green. We built that power supply into our home theater PC. This time around, we need something with a little more kick to power our gaming machine.

In addition to our Core i7 860, 4GB of G.Skill ECO RAM, X-Fi, Blu-ray, and hard disks, we needed to make sure we had enough power for our GTX 470. See how the OCZ handles it.