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    Lightbulb PSU Recommendation

    I need to replace an aging Hiper 480W PSU with a new one, but I'd like to know if someone could recommend one?

    My spec is available under 'My System', and a PSU calculator says I only need about 370W, so power rating on the new supply doesn't need to be overly high. I want to pay as little as pos (don't we all ), but don't want to get something that's unreliable or noisy.

    I'd also like to get a modular PSU, as most seem to come with large amounts of molex plugs that I'm just not going to use, so i'll have all these cables clogging up the case and disrupting airflow.

    I was looking at these:
    Hiperpower 580W
    Zalman 500W

    The Zalman is much more expensive but modular. If there are any good modular PSUs around that are cheaper, then I'm all ears. Buying from Scan is preferred but not essential.

    Thanks.

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    Re: PSU Recommendation

    Take a look at the Corsair HX520. It has a very good reputation.

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    Re: PSU Recommendation

    Corsair, Seasonic and FSP have all had good comments on these forums (or fora - to be grammatically ciorrect)
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    Re: PSU Recommendation

    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
    Take a look at the Corsair HX520. It has a very good reputation.
    I will 2nd that I have an hx620 and it is the dogs! Had 2 coolermasters that wouldn't boot my system.
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    Re: PSU Recommendation

    520W CORSAIR I have one no issue very good as you will see from countless threads on this PSU
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    Re: PSU Recommendation

    Sounds good, thanks.

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    Re: PSU Recommendation

    I think you can add Enermax Liberty to the list as well. I do agree Seasonic, Corsair and FSP are good manufacturers.

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    Re: PSU Recommendation

    Quote Originally Posted by amjedm View Post
    I think you can add Enermax Liberty to the list as well. I do agree Seasonic, Corsair and FSP are good manufacturers.
    Computer hardware and software at amazing prices, available online from Scan Computers UK

    Enermax Liberty would be my first choice with corsair HX520 2nd ( only because i prefer the cables ) both modular and are very good IMO
    I have both in use every day

    Just noticed on Tech Spec page it has a red cross in modular !!!!
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    Re: PSU Recommendation

    Corsair HX620. Very quiet and modular (like the HX520 is). A tried and trusted PSU.

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    Re: PSU Recommendation

    Hipers tend to blow up so I wouldnt get another one (both my 580w Type Rs died )
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    Re: PSU Recommendation

    Enermax here it seems pretty good so far, got loads of spare cables and stuff and its all good and that.
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    Re: PSU Recommendation

    My Hiper blew, have a Corsair 520 and the Enermax Infiniti. Both brilliant, but the former is a lot cheaper.

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    Re: PSU Recommendation

    Thanks everyone for the advice.

    A Corsair 520W is winging its way to me now!

    Cheers.

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    Re: PSU Recommendation

    <-look in My System. PSU rocks and blows cold air all day.

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    Re: PSU Recommendation

    Corsair VX450 would have been a more appropriate choice.

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    Re: PSU Recommendation

    except fro the fact that th VX series are not modular

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