Desktop PSU Question

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  1. shay0

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    Right, I've fallen so far behind with PC hardware over the years, I find myself asking a noob type question :blush:

    My brother-in-laws PC seems to have blown the PSU. It's a cheapo 300W 24-pin ATX job and I've had a look at CCL (cos they're close) and the smallest 24-pin they have is a 550W. Would this be OK to replace the existing 300W duff one, or would it need another 300W replacement?
     
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    While I'd be tempted to seek a less powerful PSU (purely to save some ££££s), the 550W will be fine as the PC will only draw the power it needs...you could fit a 2000W PSU in there (if they made 'em)....& it'd still be fine
     
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    That'll do nicely guys and thanks for the swift replies. As the 550W is only £12.84 anyway and all he only uses it for is music, surfing and a few football management games, I'll get that for him :smashin:
     
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    The adapter is a good idea.
    You dont actually have to get a 24pin psu for a 24pin motherboard. Many people just use a 20 pin psu but at least with an adapter yuo cant plug it in wrong!

    Make sure you get a decent psu, it makes all the difference in the long run. The cheapest around is an FSP 300w. Its usually about £30 and will be a solid power supply which will last the test of time.

    In fact ccl do a hiper 350w PSU. This will be just as good as the fsp one I mentioned. The nest one up from ccl id go for would be the 330w Tagan but thats £40.

    Honestly... spend the extra £8 and get the Hiper PSU its so much better!!
     
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    I'd ecco that statement, spend £15 on a PSU and there is a good chance it won't last more than a year. Spend £30-40 on a 300-400w PSU.
     
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    Another vote for a quality power supply.

    Spend the little extra - worth it in the long run.
     
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    Cheers guys, I'll get it ordered tonight :thumbsup:
     
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    As others have said, it really doesn't pay to skimp on PSU. Would you run your HD tv with the cheapest DVD player that only gives you composite ?
     

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