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    Ezcool Psu's

    hi

    are the 550wt ezcool psu's from scan any good?

    is says its silent and its only £19.

    is the corsair whisper quiet HX series 520 wt better and worth the extra £40?

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    Re: Ezcool Psu's

    No, they're terrible. That's not from personal experience, just the reputation from people who've used them.

    Saying that, I've got one in one of my backup rigs (didn't have any choice in the matter, needed it back up and running and this was all I could lay my hands on), but every time I turn it on I'm bricking it as it could destroy the entire machine. I can't remember if it's quiet or not, as I've typically got my hands over my ears in anticipation of a enormous 'BANG'.

    For peace of mind, splash out on something decent.
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    Re: Ezcool Psu's

    the Corsair is far better.
    There's also the Corsair VX550 slightly cheaper than the HX but it isn't modular.

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    Re: Ezcool Psu's

    I would say dont risk buying an Ezcool psu. I know its tempting to buy one especially when you see corsair psu's (or other makes) £30 to £40 more, but theres much more chance that the ezcool may blow up and take out your pc components.

    Of course there is always the chance that it may work like a peach, but you really dont want to take risk and the hassle that may come along with buying an Ezcool psu. Its not worth the £30 saving. Trust me

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    Re: Ezcool Psu's

    No, killed my last PC

    I now have an Antec Neo HE 550

    You can doa search on the forum, I made an annoyed post.

    Graphics card, motherboard, memory, hard drives - all got replaced

    All for the sake of the £20 difference between the ezcool and better brands (I got my neo he 550 on a special offer quite cheap though - £45 - normally retails about £65 I think)

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    Re: Ezcool Psu's

    glad i asked now

    So the corsairs are good, any other good brand slightly cheaper or is the waranty of 5 yrs worth getting?

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    Re: Ezcool Psu's

    Antec psus are pretty good, and they normally give either 3 or 4 year warranty.

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    Re: Ezcool Psu's

    No. They are utter rubbish
    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
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    Re: Ezcool Psu's

    you'll already be getting free shipping from SCAN so that's a few £ saved (good PSUs are heavy).
    If you can afford to wait then watch SCAN's Today Only page (or request something be put on it) e.g. the FSP Blue Storm 2 500W was about £10 cheaper on that the other day.

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    Re: Ezcool Psu's

    Quote Originally Posted by BUFF View Post
    (or request something be put on it) .
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    Re: Ezcool Psu's

    Quote Originally Posted by shadowmaster View Post
    Antec psus are pretty good, and they normally give either 3 or 4 year warranty.
    Someone told me, that Antec PSUs aren't antec PSUs, which is why they're good. (If that makes sense)

    I like the neo he because it's literally silent and because it's efficient = less heat (in my mind, anyway). Much better solution than having a '1000000kw MAXPOWEEERRrrrrr' PSU that is 10% efficient and needs 2 120mm fans at 2000rpm to keep it cooled

    The neo he needs just two 80mm rotating quite slowly (so slowly it's inaudible) to keep a supply of fresh air - the only downside to this is it can't really be used as an exhaust as some people use their PSUs.

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    Re: Ezcool Psu's

    Quote Originally Posted by Dreaming View Post
    Someone told me, that Antec PSUs aren't antec PSUs, which is why they're good. (If that makes sense)
    Antec are a marketing company.
    They & others source product , badge it & resell.
    There are only so many PSU manufacturers & many brands come out of the same factories albeit there may be variations in exact spec.
    Antecs tend to be either Seasonic or CWT oemed (as do Corsair).

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    Re: Ezcool Psu's

    Quote Originally Posted by silent View Post
    hi

    are the 550wt ezcool psu's from scan any good?

    is says its silent and its only £19.

    is the corsair whisper quiet HX series 520 wt better and worth the extra £40?


    The Ezcool PSU's are dog <oi!> and are to be avoided at all costs
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    Re: Ezcool Psu's

    On a slightly related note, everyone knows that these cheap psu`s are utter crap, especially those in the know and those who sell them. So why do scan even stock them? the reputation alone of these sub £20 "powerful" power supplies is not good and surely scan would be better off stocking only high quality units that are less likely to blow up and piss off their customers.

    Just curious.

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    Re: Ezcool Psu's

    cheers guys. i will keep a check on scans today only (which i do everyday) and purchase in the next 7 days. i'll avoid an ezcool.

    a note on cheap psu's, i have a cheap &#163;16 from neoghbour) 650 wt one and its ok. not quiet, but ok. it's going with my case hopefully hence need a good psu.

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    Re: Ezcool Psu's

    You can't physically buy the parts needed for a 650watt PSU for &#163;16. Never mind build it, ship it, and the retailer to make a nice profit on. Its not 650watt, its nothing more than a lie

    Oh, and its only "ok" until it pop's, taking god knows what else out with it. Thats where the main issue likes with PSUs. People can deal with crashes and instability, but chucking your new 8800GT away is a bit more painful
    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
    And by trying to force me to like small pants, they've alienated me.

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