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    Talking New PSU time. Any Suggestions?

    Hey guys,
    I decided now is time to replace my rubbish 350w stock allied PSU so i need some suggestions
    Heres my PC Spec to give you an idea of how much power i need:
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    Last edited by Angry_Logan; 23-08-2007 at 11:25 AM.
    Quote Originally Posted by Blitzen View Post
    I would 'join the bandwagon' as you say but its too dangerous as you obviously fell off it at some point and banged your head



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    Re: New PSU time. Any Suggestions?

    You will be advised to get a Corsair 520W but they are around £12 more than you want to spend, and, although decent, are overkill.

    For under £50 try:

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=602557
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    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=284214
    or
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=644038

    For my money, the Fortron and Enermax in the links above are both better units than the Corsair.

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    Re: New PSU time. Any Suggestions?

    600W OCZ StealthXStream or, if you can stretch another £10-£15 then 600W OCZ GameXStream or 520W Corsair HX

    The Stealth and Game are basically the same power supply, but Game is modular and has a few other little touches (can't remember them off the top of my head)

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    Re: New PSU time. Any Suggestions?

    What about the Corsair vx450?

    Or I know where there's a 1 year old Akasa 400w unit...

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    Re: New PSU time. Any Suggestions?

    Quote Originally Posted by satchef1 View Post
    600W OCZ StealthXStream or, if you can stretch another £10-£15 then 600W OCZ GameXStream or 520W Corsair HX

    The Stealth and Game are basically the same power supply, but Game is modular and has a few other little touches (can't remember them off the top of my head)

    They most definitely arent the same.
    The StealthStream is the poor relation in OCZ range.
    The Gamestream 600 & 700 are EXACTLY the same as the Fortron Epsilon counterparts.
    All 3 of those are massive overkill for that system (and over budget).
    Did you read the OP's request?

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    Re: New PSU time. Any Suggestions?

    That'll be the same Corsair vx450 that Blitzen mentioned...

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    Re: New PSU time. Any Suggestions?

    Quote Originally Posted by Smudger View Post
    Or I know where there's a 1 year old Akasa 400w unit...
    That would be the Akasa PAX Power
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=465701

    Also to consider
    400W Silverstone SST-ST40EF+
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=483484
    (I'm not sure what it's like but it is a goodmake that often comes up on US sites)

    Antec EarthWatts 500w
    http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/120377

    Antec NeoHe 430w
    http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/99136

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    Re: New PSU time. Any Suggestions?

    Corsair V450 is at Novatech Good deal @ £40.00 12 in stock

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    Re: New PSU time. Any Suggestions?

    Quote Originally Posted by DratUK View Post
    Corsair V450 is at Novatech Good deal @ £40.00 12 in stock

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    Re: New PSU time. Any Suggestions?

    i'd go with the last 2 of blitzen's suggestions. Nothing wrong with the FSP Blue storm but it's getting a bit long in the tooth now. If pushed i'd probably go for the corsair which is relatively new & has got some decent reviews Corsair VX450W power supply review


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    Re: New PSU time. Any Suggestions?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pob255 View Post
    I got that one, powering a very similar system. Nice & quiet, but doesn't move much air around if that is important to you. But then my previous Enermax that did move plenty of air around was too noisy for me. I just wear the higher case temp.

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    Re: New PSU time. Any Suggestions?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pob255 View Post
    That would be the Akasa PAX Power
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=465701

    Also to consider
    400W Silverstone SST-ST40EF+
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=483484
    (I'm not sure what it's like but it is a goodmake that often comes up on US sites)

    Antec EarthWatts 500w
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    Antec NeoHe 430w
    http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/99136
    It's a PaxPower with blue neon, don't forget the blue neon...

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    Re: New PSU time. Any Suggestions?

    Ah, I got the one without blue neon. My feet can't see well enough to need torchlight anyway

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    Re: New PSU time. Any Suggestions?

    Cheers for the suggestions guys, Ive decided to give the corsair VX450W a go and see what happens
    Again Cheers guys
    Quote Originally Posted by Blitzen View Post
    I would 'join the bandwagon' as you say but its too dangerous as you obviously fell off it at some point and banged your head



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    Re: New PSU time. Any Suggestions?

    Good choice, although it might be worth checking out Today Only at Scan, there's a few Akasa and FSP ones on there today, plus Friday's Today Only tends to have quite a bit more on it...

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    Re: New PSU time. Any Suggestions?

    , Ive decided to give the corsair VX450W
    Sound choice i think.

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