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    500-600w PSU

    Can anyone recommend a particularly good 500-600w PSU (preferably modular) and somewhere I can get it at very short notice? Mine just stopped working and now only whistles for the few seconds I dare to turn it on.
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    Re: 500-600w PSU

    Corsair hx520 or 620, 5 year warranty and modular, can't go wrong.
    520w http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=446788
    620w http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=446787

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    Re: 500-600w PSU

    I was looking at the Corsairs actually... I just hope scan can ship speedily.
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    Re: 500-600w PSU

    Quote Originally Posted by Aez View Post
    Corsair hx520 or 620, 5 year warranty and modular, can't go wrong.
    520w http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=446788
    620w http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=446787
    Suprise suprise.

    You give this as a suggestion when you have absolutely NO IDEA what the OP will be using it to power.
    Typical!

    On another note....the 5 year warranty is nothing special.
    If you are using this PSU as an enthuiast then the PSU will be redundant before it gives up

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    Re: 500-600w PSU

    Quote Originally Posted by Aez View Post
    Corsair hx520 or 620, 5 year warranty and modular, can't go wrong.
    520w http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=446788
    620w http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=446787
    2nded, although for non-modular the Corsair VX550 is a slightly cheaper alternative with similar specs

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    Re: 500-600w PSU

    I use a 550W Xclio Greatpower Modular SLi U-Quiet 14cm Fan 87%+ Efficiency.

    Very quiet, solid 5v and 12v lines and keeps cool too.
    The situation's looking...

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    Re: 500-600w PSU

    Quote Originally Posted by Blitzen View Post
    Suprise suprise.

    You give this as a suggestion when you have absolutely NO IDEA what the OP will be using it to power.
    Typical!

    On another note....the 5 year warranty is nothing special.
    If you are using this PSU as an enthuiast then the PSU will be redundant before it gives up
    sorry if i misread, but i could of sworn the op wanted a psu recommended in the 500w to 600w range, he didn't ask for suggestions based on his specs.

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    Re: 500-600w PSU

    Quote Originally Posted by Aez View Post
    sorry if i misread, but i could of sworn the op wanted a psu recommended in the 500w to 600w range, he didn't ask for suggestions based on his specs.

    Which proves my first comment.

    You just plucked the first model you think of out the sky!

    It couldve been to power an Athlon 1800XP for all you knew. Would you still suggest the same then??? (Most probably)

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    Re: 500-600w PSU

    Quote Originally Posted by Blitzen View Post
    Which proves my first comment.

    You just plucked the first model you think of out the sky!

    It couldve been to power an Athlon 1800XP for all you knew. Would you still suggest the same then??? (Most probably)
    Frankly, you're being argumentative for no good reason and making yourself look an idiot.

    He asked for a particularly good 500-600 Watt PSU, and Aez recommended the Corsair which is EXACTLY THAT! It's a way better PSU than the existing Hiper Type-R 580 Watt the original poster is currently using. What's your beef?

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    Re: 500-600w PSU

    Quote Originally Posted by Fraz View Post
    Frankly, you're being argumentative for no good reason and making yourself look an idiot.

    He asked for a particularly good 500-600 Watt PSU, and Aez recommended the Corsair which is EXACTLY THAT! It's a way better PSU than the existing Hiper Type-R 580 Watt the original poster is currently using. What's your beef?

    I DO Agree that the Corsair unit is probably the best for the OP in this case. I didnt say once that it wasnt. Unfortunately though that PSU is always the first to be mentioned REGARDLESS of the requirements of whoever is asking and that is just WRONG! Can you not see that either?

    As for making myself look an idiot. Its a forum and opinions are allowed believe it or not. What are you? His mum or girlfriend or something else ?

    Note: Excuse my last comment........I have looked into your sig and seen you are another HX520 'follower' and this is what raised your blood pressure. Just try looking beyond your own rig once in a while and you may see that other things, not just the ones you buy, are as good if not better.
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    Re: 500-600w PSU

    Everyone seems to run down Hiper.........what's wrong with them? Are they overpriced? Poor quality control?.....and what I don't understand is that PSUs aren't actually rocket science, so I would assume the guys at Hiper would buy say e.g. a Corsair PSU etc stripped it down and see if it's better than their own product, and implement the changes.
    Everyone copies just look at the car industry, so PSUs should be all roughly the same.
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    Re: 500-600w PSU

    Quote Originally Posted by Blitzen View Post
    That PSU is always the first to be mentioned REGARDLESS of the requirements of the OP. Can you not see that either?

    So what? Until they start going pop or some serious build quality problems arise, they will continue to be suggested.

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    Re: 500-600w PSU

    Quote Originally Posted by excalibur2 View Post
    Everyone seems to run down Hiper.........what's wrong with them? Are they overpriced? Poor quality control?.
    I recall when the hiper 580 type r came out, every spec had them in it, THEN they started to go POP, maybe this is what blitzen is getting at, I don't know, but there was problems with them

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    Re: 500-600w PSU

    Quote Originally Posted by Blitzen View Post
    Note: Excuse my last comment........I have looked into your sig and seen you are another HX520 'follower' and this is what raised your blood pressure. Just try looking beyond your own rig once in a while and you may see that other things, not just the ones you buy, are as good if not better.
    I've had many many PSUs over the last few years, and the one I have now is easily the best. Sorry if that makes me a "follower" *belm*. People do have these opinions for a reason you know. Have you ever even used one?

    As to the Hiper type-R 580 Watt... I did think it was good when I first bought one. Nice and silent. Really well put together. Looked good. Etc. Then, I upgraded my system to use about 100 Watts more power, and it was a complete letdown. The fan speed ramped up dramatically so that it was the noisiest component by a long way, and it also started squealing like a angry pig was trapped inside. It still worked fine, but I bought it mainly for its quiet properties... and on that front it was a complete letdown.

    The Corsair 520W is a far superior PSU in my mind. The only thing I'll say was better on the Hiper was the modular system - the screw-fittings are much better than the equivalent on the corsair; oh, and that nice tool box the Hiper comes in.

    I'm more than capable of looking past my rig... not that I have to justify it to you. Ultimately though, I bought everything in my rig because it was what I thought to be the best component for price/performance. The only thing I think I went wrong on was my chassis - I just wish it wasn't made from aluminium.

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    Re: 500-600w PSU

    I've had many many PSUs over the last few years, and the one I have now is easily the best
    Well tell us why its the best. (not interested in the 5year warranty either as thats gimmicky. If you are the type to spend good money on a PSU the its use will expire for your needs long before the warranty does).
    Tell us why its the best you have used.
    Its easy to say good or bad without reason.

    In your own words please and not copy and pasted from somewhere else.
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    Please no Tomshardware reviews or such like.
    It's a way better PSU than the existing Hiper Type-R 580 Watt the original poster is currently using
    Obviously....its common knowledge. Can you tell everyone why though.?

    I have a Corsair 520W aswell, infact i have had it for about 14 months and the connectors on it are useless. Very weak and cheap feeling. Also, it costs an arm and a leg to get replacements. Thats why i went back to my Liberty! I got them replaced then took the Corsair out.
    The Hiper however has THE BEST modular connectors in the PSU world (as far as i have seen).
    Last edited by Blitzen; 19-10-2007 at 12:41 PM.

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    Re: 500-600w PSU

    so blitzen, lets get back on topic, which 500-600w PSU would you suggest?

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