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PSU Need a new PSU!

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by pyro1son, 7 Jun 2011.

  1. pyro1son

    pyro1son Linux User!

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    Well i saw it coming really. I've been using an old Tagan PSU which finally died last week. Which leaves me without a PSU, at this moment in time I have borrowed my brothers but he'll be needing it back soon. So I'm looking for a new PSU i have about £50 to spend and would like it to last and be as powerful as possible for that price. Does anyone have any suggestions?
     
  2. LennyRhys

    LennyRhys Oink!

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    Silverpower 500W - I always recommend it as I have used it in a number of builds and it is an extremely good PSU for the money, and it is made by Seasonic. Some places sell it for a shade under £45.

    It has very high efficiency and will likely be much better quality than anything else you could get for a similar price. I once got a 900W modular PSU for £60 and it just didn't last... never again will I buy unbranded PSUs.
     
  3. T2I3M

    T2I3M Minimodder

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    Fingers66 Kiwi in London

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  5. trig

    trig god's little mistake

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    why buy just a psu for that when you could get a brand new case with a bundled 750 watt or more psu?

    i kid, i kid...

    all good advice so far...
     
  6. thetrashcanman

    thetrashcanman Angel headed hipsters

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    double post (dammit!) - delete please
     
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  7. thetrashcanman

    thetrashcanman Angel headed hipsters

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    i thought i was going to have a heart attack for a moment with someone on this forum telling someone else to buy a case with a generic piece CR*P psu inside it, but thank god your where joking trig ;D

    agree with trig all good advice so far, and as for choice i would agree with fingers the antec 620W you can't really go wrong, in budget, solid build and good power with bronze efficiency :)
     
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  8. trig

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    lol...oh, you know me...love a good psu...just thought i would have some fun...
     
  9. Fishlock

    Fishlock .o0o.

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    I strongly recommend Corsair PSU's, I've had two over the years and they've been brilliant. My latest is a BeQuiet 650w Dark Power Pro and that's also excellent, if not a bit better than Corsair so far.
     
  10. LennyRhys

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    One thing to remember is that many of the top PSUs are in fact made by the same company (Channel Well Technology) so there isn't an awful lot of difference on the inside.

    If I remember correctly, my Toughpower 775W has the same internals as a Corsair TX850.
     
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  12. trig

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    not sure if that corsair was a cwt or seasonic, but i don't think tt has ever used seasonic.

    but ur right, most are just the face of the unit, not the manufacturer.

    however, qc is more about what the face wants and is willing to pay for, and corsair is superb in that regard...
     
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  13. pyro1son

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  14. LennyRhys

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    CWT, using the same platform as they did with the XFX PRO 850W and the Toughpower 775W.

    This explains why the Toughpower 775W can be overloaded to 920W (1140W drawn at the wall LOL).
     
  15. trig

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    figured as much, but wasn't sure on the corsair...
     
  16. crosshair

    crosshair It's life Jim but not as we know it

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    ...and a +1 here too, just bought the 520 for another rig; very quiet...
     

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