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    need a new psu, what's the best??

    i have a 350 watt one, but i have more drives and bigger cpu now so need more power. i have 3 hdd's, 2 cd rom, 1 floppy drive and 4 case fans.

    my nf7s v2 mobo only has to fan plugs.

    whats the best and hopefully quietest??

    and not to much cash either!

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    Antec are widely regarded as the best. CWT are also suspected of being rebranded antecs, they are cheaper.

    Else you are looking at enermax (NOT emermax!)

    They are really the best two.

    It recommended that 400watt+ is sufficient, 500watt+ is a bit OTT.
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    i've got 2 of these and have used them in other systems faultlessly.look here its the WinPower - 550W Silent/FMA with single 120mm fan,i sold both my antec 380w and 430w for these as they are much better imho,almost totally silent,very stable rails and cheap,both are powering heavily overclocked nf7-s' with all the extra gubbins

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    the best PSU's are PC Power and Cooling, followed by enermax/vantec etc. however they are about twice the price of any PSU you have ever seen before... (roughly £200!!) so it kind of takes your 'and not too expensive' out of the equation.

    Enermax/vantec are probably the best without going into crazy money and are plenty good enough, and still 100 times better than non branded CWT from scan are meant to be good value rebadged (enermax?) PSU's though i have not seen them personally.

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    antec psu's are rebranded cwt's

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    I have a 450watt CWT its great, much better than the generic 350watt pice o' crap i had before.
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    are hyper 520's good as someone on another forum is selling for 35. it has 3 fans and a 'silent' button thing.

    cheers so far everyone!!

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    Hypers are very good PSUs. Coolermaster recomend them for uses with their cases.
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    Originally posted by schrickvr6
    antec psu's are rebranded cwt's
    yeah, but they're rebadged "A" units, whereas the CWT units you get here seem to be "B" units, from what I read in some review somewhere...

    ...still good PSUs though.

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    Originally posted by Agent
    Hypers are very good PSUs. Coolermaster recomend them for uses with their cases.
    cool. may try and get a cheap 520 then. as it's well within my budget. if i can't get that, will decide fromm above comments.

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    Thermaltakes are very good also. Very stable psu, and quite a bargain. I bought a 420W jobbie from dabs for less than £50.

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    Yup. Thermaltake's are the PSU's i Primarily use in my systems. Very very quiet, its hard to tell if they are on somtimes !
    Solid rails, and a very good price to
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    I have the Thermaltake Silent Purepower 420w and it works a treat!!

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    damn, now i'm confused! hyper or thermaltake??????

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    ive got the globalwin silent 520 psu, have been very please with it so far. it was a littel expensive but is very quiet when put on the low setting

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    The 350watt enermax dual fan with speed controller built in for 40£ i thought was a good deal. Works like a charm , looks the part to with its gold fan grills
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