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450W Power supply for £30

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by RichardH, Jan 18, 2003.

  1. RichardH

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    Looks pretty similar to the Enermax, and has a temperature controlled fan - anyone spot what it is?
    On offer at http://www.maplin.co.uk - prod code A01AR
     
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    The temprature contorlled fan is not the only factor in an Eneremax supply, if you use video capture in your PC it also does a good job at removing video noise, theres no telling if a "copy" will do the same. The other thing I notices after moving from an OEM supply is lower tempratures and increased stability.:)
     
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    Oh, I realise that - I just wondered if it actually WAS an Enermax, but they'd not said so on the site. Mind, looking at pics of an Enermax the layout of power socket is slightly different.
     
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    What is generally considered the best PSU for a HCPC.

    I would think a clean supply is really important for good video.

    I have little experience so will have to go on recommendations. Can you give for example.

    1. Low cost solution
    2. Mid price Solution
    3. High end solution

    And then the best value for money?
     
  5. RichardH

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    The Enermax are very well regarded - there are lower powered/priced ones than the 450W beast. I think http://www.aria.co.uk stock them. I have an Antec in my PC, which isn't bad at all, and fairly quiet.

    I have just bought a couple of cheap cases for some (non HCPC) machines, and the PSU is pretty quiet in them - not sure how it would be from a video noise perspective - these were Tsunami cases from ebuyer - £23 or so for the case and supply - it's a 350W one, too. Shame the case is a bit ugly - curvy edges and all that nonsense.
     
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    Richard,
    Thanks for the advice. If your still logged in can I tap your brain for a reply to my 225w PSU thread. I'm desperate to install this 9500 PRo but I don't want to reck my P.C.
     
  7. RichardH

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    I doubt it will wreck your PC - the worst that will happen (I would think) is that it might get a bit unstable as the CPU gets less clean power to it. Does it have a pass through cable to a monitor? If so, don't use it - power the monitor seperately.

    What's your current VGA card?
     
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    The power supply is from Q-Tec, just got my self one

    dimentions are 85x150x140

    noise level is 32.0 dB

    here is the link

    for the rest of the specs

    steve
     

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