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Recommendations for a new beefy PSU

Discussion in 'Computer Components' started by owain_thomas, May 20, 2004.

  1. owain_thomas

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    I think I need a new PSU, my current PC doesn't seem too happy about starting up atm. It might have something to do with the 6 HDs, overclocked athlon 2500+, 1 dvd writer, 1 cd writer and zalman fan controller its trying to power :zonked:

    Can anyone recommend a reasonably priced but not to loud PSU which can cope with this. If its a compromise between quality and noise I'd go with the noisier but better PSU (I can always mod it) as I don't think the Q-Tec one I have now is quite the 550w it's rated at ;)

    Thanks
    Owain
     
  2. Chris Muriel

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    Your're right about the Q-TEC. Their 550W is based on peak ratings (which are only valid for a few milliseconds). The max ratings make it more like a 350W PSU.
    Enermax have a good name, also some of the Antec ones.

    Chris Muriel, Manchester.
     
  3. RobsterD

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    I've been using a Zalman ZM400A-APF @ 400w which replaced a Q-tec 550w.
    Rob
     
  4. Kramer

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    I agree with Chris. You can't really go wrong with anything from Antec or Enermax but there are plenty of choices available now.

    I'd definitely recommend dumping the QTec :zonked:
     
  5. Big Jim

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    I would recommend the the Tagan TG480, it is very well built and comes out well in the comparative review below against a Zalman:
    http://www.bit-tech.net/review/299/

    Quiet, powerful, well built, and much cheaper than a lot of better known brands...
     
  6. james.miller

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    agreed. cant beat the tagan's right now
     

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