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Q-Tec 450W Dual Fan Gold PSU any good?

Discussion in 'Computer Components' started by rigman, Jun 10, 2004.

  1. rigman

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    Hi does anyone own one of these?
    are these any good?
    Seem to be pretty powerful at a reasonable price.

    thanks
    Darren
     
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    I've got a couple of the similar 550w, they tend to get pretty slated around most places as being underpowered but one runs 8 harddrives and 2 raid controllers, 4 sticks of ram, 2 draphics cards and 2 souncards in my server, not dead quiet but not awful either.
     
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    My 5w one gave up on 5 HDs, 2 DVDs and 2 RAM with an overclocked athlon 2500+. they are cheap but not the best quality. they are pretty loud to be honest. just replaced it with a tagan 480w PSU from www.scan.co.uk, cost about £55-60, but streets ahead in terms of quality.

    HTH
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    Q-Tec are a bit nasty in my personal experience.. very noisy. lots of people seem to think they are buying a Q-Technology PSU, which are very good indeed..

    If you want quality, quiet PSU at decentish price Tagan and Antec are the 2 brands I'd go for..
     
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    If you want a cheap power supply with more power on tap than anything else in the price range then the qtec is fine as long as you dont over stress it ,its important to remember its not a high quality psu. If your after something high quality, reasonably priced, powerfull and very quiet go for a tagan
     
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    Thanks guys. I had ordered a Qtech with a load of other gear which arrived this afternoon. I am going to return it to overclockers unopened and get a better one. Wish I had done my homework before I ordered.

    Problem is I need one tomorrow and if I ordered one on the net I would be lucky to see it by Tuesday. I live near Aberdeen. Are any of the PSU from the likes of Maplins, PCworld, The computer shop any good? Maplins do not give you the make on their website and PCworld ones I have never heard of.

    My new PC is based on a XP3000, SATA 160 gig HD, 3Dconnect 9800pro graphics card. Obviously a big power draw there then.

    thanks
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    you DEFINITELY want a decent PSU on that rig..

    I've had next day deliveries from overclockers before.. you might get lucky if you get an order in now..

    if you're REALLY desperate you could always pay the premium for saturday delivery ?
     

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