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PSU Cheap branded PSU advice

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by dancingbear84, 31 Oct 2012.

  1. dancingbear84

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    Hi guys
    My dad has a pc that he uses as an htpc as a pvr mainly, he has an antec psu that is now making an horrible noise, due to fan bearings.what sort of thing should I be looking at for around 30 quid?
    It is a triple core phenom and an amd entry level card so nothing too power hungry. Any ideas would be gratefully received.
     
  2. Teelzebub

    Teelzebub Up yours GOD,Whats best served cold

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  3. samkiller42

    samkiller42 For i AM Cheesecake!!

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    I think a 430w Corsair Builder PSU should be enough?

    Sam
     
  4. dancingbear84

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    Thanks teel. I wouldn't buy anything unbranded. That corsair should be ample I would think thanks guys. Sam you too.
     
  5. Teelzebub

    Teelzebub Up yours GOD,Whats best served cold

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    When I saw your post I saw it as unbranded lol I would still go for the linked one mate
     
  6. dancingbear84

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    I just saw a couple of offers on aria for an ocz 500w core xtreme and a cm elite 500.
    I'll probably try to convince him to go for the corsair to be honest.
     
  7. Teelzebub

    Teelzebub Up yours GOD,Whats best served cold

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    TBH I don't like ocz I bought one for a mate's build cos they wanted cheap pushed the on button and it tripped the main fuse in the house never bought one since.
     
  8. mm vr

    mm vr The cheesecake is a lie

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    The Corsair CX430 is a mediocre CWT built unit. The XFX Core 450W however is a Seasonic M12II, what about that one?
     
  9. MSHunter

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    would this be enough to run a 560 ti and i5 2500k?
     
  10. dancingbear84

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    It is not for my rig, it is for my Dad's htpc, atx sized phenom 3 core, running a pci e powered graphics card and tv tuner
     
  11. MSHunter

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    oh sorry its a hijack, im building a itx PC with those parts. though I might get a quick response here. Hope you do not mind. :)
     
  12. mm vr

    mm vr The cheesecake is a lie

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    450W is plenty for that system.
     
  13. Teelzebub

    Teelzebub Up yours GOD,Whats best served cold

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    Problem with XFX is they have the worst customer sevice of any off them.
     
  14. dancingbear84

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    Course not. I just have the same spec I thought you were confused as to my rig and the pc it is going in.
    Hijack away I don't care.
     
  15. hamza_tm

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    I have an Antec VP550P up in the marketplace if anyone is interested, virtually silent with my sig PC when it had a HD5870 instead of the GTX580. /shameless self promotion
     
  16. WALKYRIE

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    The PSU is responsible for the health of all other components of the PC, get the best PSU quality you can buy
     
  17. penryn 2 hertz

    penryn 2 hertz I'm not a science fiction writer...

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    Agreed with above the corsair cx series suffers from bad high pitched coil noise...
     
  18. dancingbear84

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    I know I should get as good as I can, hence the question, my dad didn't want to spend more than 30 quid really. I talked him into the corsair. I would have gone for the xfx but it was out of stock
     
  19. mm vr

    mm vr The cheesecake is a lie

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    Then he hasn't quite understood what WALKYRIE pointed out above.
     
  20. dancingbear84

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    With respect though, as I am not trying to start a massive debate here it is not always necessary to spend massive amounts on hardware to get something that is good enough for the job. He doesn't do gaming, or anything except using it to record and display recorded tv. The rest of the hardware in the machine is coming up to 5 years old I would think. If it were me I would have probably upgraded by now, but it does what it is required to do.
    I could have tried to persuade him to spend more but really an entry level branded unit is plenty good enough for him.
     

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