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    News - Huntkey pushes new 80PLUS range of PSUs

    JUMPER series aims to deliver higher stability and efficiency.
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    Re: News - Huntkey pushes new 80PLUS range of PSUs

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    Re: News - Huntkey pushes new 80PLUS range of PSUs

    Hmm, pretty much all Huntkey PSUs I've seen proper reviews of have blown up before reaching their rated power, I wonder if these will do any better?

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    Re: News - Huntkey pushes new 80PLUS range of PSUs

    I highly doubt it.

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    Re: News - Huntkey pushes new 80PLUS range of PSUs

    The last one I read it blew up and took the fuses of the load tester with it - imagine what that would to to a PC! http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/937

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    Re: News - Huntkey pushes new 80PLUS range of PSUs

    Last cheap PSU I used also blew the 13A mains fuse when it went up. 13A at 230V is quite a lot of power, and when you consider the unit was only on for 10 seconds before I pulled the plug, it was likely to be far more than 13A to blow the fuse that quick. Casualties were one of the 4 HDDs, one of the 3 sticks of RAM (the other two have since failed but they were cheap and nasty anyway), the floppy drive and the long-term stability of the motherboard. Fortunately the two newly added HDDs that caused the PSU to fail survived (one of them is still in use right now, and this happened back in October 2005) as did the £300 X800!

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    Re: News - Huntkey pushes new 80PLUS range of PSUs

    I'm still surprised by the number of people who say they use a £10 700w PSU because all PSUs are the same, you don't get anything special for paying more and it's OK because of the high power rating, even after you explain what it could (and probably will) do...
    Oh and something that really annoys me are these so-called 'reviewers' who plug the PSU into a basic PC, run a CPU stress test and say 10/10 or 'kickass product' even if it's complete crap - it's just plain insulting to the people who do proper PSU tests and misleading to people who are looking to buy!
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    Re: News - Huntkey pushes new 80PLUS range of PSUs

    Unfortunately nobody was there to explain it to me. I learned about it before I bought the bad unit in question, but needed one in short order as the 'extra value' 600W PSU I bought from ebuyer was shutting down due to overload below 90W so couldn't idle my then system. I went into a PC shop and all they sold was Qtec. I protested, but they said that's all they stocked. It worked for a year of me not bothering to replace it, then the inevitable happened. I blamed only myself, replaced it with a Hiper 480W (which now has a dodgy fan despite the fact it didn't get used much). The 580W Hiper that went into that system's successor has since been sold on but it still works in the guy's system. I also had a 750W Toughpower which was good, but earache-inducingly loud, so I sold that too, that still works. Recently retired my 380W Earthwatts in favour of the Nexus NX-5000, so I now have a full trio of sub 20dB PSUs

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    Re: News - Huntkey pushes new 80PLUS range of PSUs

    I didn't mean that for you BTW, I meant when people ask for advice, you explain it then they say proper PSUs are too expensive and buy a cheap one anyway. It's not like you have to pay loads for a decent PSU - £30-40 will buy you a decent ~400w PSU which will easily output more power than a cheapo 700w+ one, won't have ground shaking ripple, will have decent voltage regulation and shouldn't blow your PC to bits if it fails.

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    Re: News - Huntkey pushes new 80PLUS range of PSUs

    Oh I realise that, just pointing out that I too fell foul of it in the early days

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    Re: News - Huntkey pushes new 80PLUS range of PSUs

    Quote Originally Posted by sammorris View Post
    Oh I realise that, just pointing out that I too fell foul of it in the early days
    I think if we're honest most of us probably have. Back in my youth i made the mistake of using both a Qtec & ColorsIT psu. Needless to say I learnt my leason the hard way.

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    Re: News - Huntkey pushes new 80PLUS range of PSUs

    I mean it shouldn't really surprise me but have you seen what the likes of PC World and Maplin sell?

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    Re: News - Huntkey pushes new 80PLUS range of PSUs

    I try not to think about it!

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    Re: News - Huntkey pushes new 80PLUS range of PSUs

    That 80plus should be an independent confirmation about the abilities of these PSUs.

    But yes, to echo those that have gone before, stick to well known, good quality, brands and accept the expense.

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    Re: News - Huntkey pushes new 80PLUS range of PSUs

    Quote Originally Posted by jimborae View Post
    I think if we're honest most of us probably have. Back in my youth i made the mistake of using both a Qtec & ColorsIT psu. Needless to say I learnt my leason the hard way.
    YAY Qtec fried my rig not once but twice...... GET A PROPER PSU <merntal note>

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    Re: News - Huntkey pushes new 80PLUS range of PSUs

    A review for one of these PSUs just appeared on Hardware Secrets, not what I expected! http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/989

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