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    650w EZCool PSU vs 520VX Corsair

    But heres the catch -

    If the EZCool only cost £5 and the Corsair was £55...

    Which would you buy?
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    Re: 650w EZCool PSU vs 520VX Corsair

    corsair.........

    i'd rather have a PSU that lasted >5 years + won't take out my whole system rather than one that lasts <5days and does take out my whole system...
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    Re: 650w EZCool PSU vs 520VX Corsair

    That really doesnt need asking does it?

    &#163;5 on a PSU that may or may not kill every component in your PC or &#163;55 on peace of mind.

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    Re: 650w EZCool PSU vs 520VX Corsair

    Corsair because i'd get a 5 year warranty to start with plus peace of mind knowing the quality is excellent

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    Re: 650w EZCool PSU vs 520VX Corsair

    Damn, its worth &#163;25 quid but is in offer with my case on SCAN thats all
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    Re: 650w EZCool PSU vs 520VX Corsair

    thats the main area of PC building that you don't want to skimp on... skimp on that and you could end up being 100's of &#163;'s out of pocket down the line.....
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    Re: 650w EZCool PSU vs 520VX Corsair

    What about a temporary part for say, 3 months?
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    Re: 650w EZCool PSU vs 520VX Corsair

    I wouldn't use the EZCool if you gave me &#163;5.
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    And by trying to force me to like small pants, they've alienated me.

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    Re: 650w EZCool PSU vs 520VX Corsair

    Quote Originally Posted by richieuk View Post
    What about a temporary part for say, 3 months?
    No - I'd be worrying that the parts wouldn't be left in 3 months.
    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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    I wouldn't use the EZCool if you gave me £5.
    Ok, if you put it like that hehe
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    Re: 650w EZCool PSU vs 520VX Corsair

    i wouldn't even put one in an old rig (mind you... my old rig has a bestec in it )

    they are prolly worse than q-tec... atleast q-tec is practically dead now... although.. i still think powmax is worse...
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    Re: 650w EZCool PSU vs 520VX Corsair

    Quote Originally Posted by richieuk View Post
    What about a temporary part for say, 3 months?
    thats like saying... "water's getting a bit expensive... i might drink this really cheap poison as a temporary measure for a few months.. it might not kill me..."
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    Re: 650w EZCool PSU vs 520VX Corsair

    Quote Originally Posted by TAKTAK View Post
    thats like saying... "water's getting a bit expensive... i might drink this really cheap poison as a temporary measure for a few months.. it might not kill me..."
    Well maybe if you weren't human...
    Anyway yeah they are things I don't like to get cheap I remember having a Hiper Type-R 580W in the past and it wasnt very good though it wasn't cheap either if i remember rightly... oh well maybe its just to know the good brands, I'm not very good with that
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    Re: 650w EZCool PSU vs 520VX Corsair

    I'd never ever trust a cheap PSU

    It's 4.98*

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    Re: 650w EZCool PSU vs 520VX Corsair

    Due to being
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    Re: 650w EZCool PSU vs 520VX Corsair

    Quote Originally Posted by TAKTAK View Post
    High (reccomened in most cases): Enermax, Seasonic, Corsair

    Mid (will power the systems effectivly): FSP, Antec, Tagan, Coolermaster, OCZ, Silverstone, Thermaltake, Zalman, Akasa, PC Power & Cooling, Zippy, NZXT, Scythe, NorthQ.

    Low (only to be used on very low budget systems):A-TOP, Aerocool, APEX, Aspire, Asus, ATADC, Athena Power, ATRIX, BFG, Broadway, Coolmax, Deer, Delta, Mushkin, Diablotek, Dynapower, EagleTech, Enhance, Acbel, AMS, Channel, Etasis, Enlight, E-Power, Foxconn, Futurepower, I-Star, InWin, JPAC, Just PC, Kingwin, Linkworld, Lite-On, Logisys, Masscool, MGE, MSI, Nmediapc, Norwood Micro, Raidmax, Rosewill, SFC, Sintek, Shuttle, Skyhawk, Spire, Star Micro, Startech, Sunbeam, TOPOWER, TTGI, Wintech, XClio, XION, YoungYear, Zebronics.

    Base (spawn of satan... avoid at all costs): Hiper, Q-Tec, PowMax

    if anyone thinks it is categorised wrong or something has been missed... give me a bell

    (NB High, Mid and Base are categorised in "the best appears first" order)
    (NB in High, seasonic is placed before corsair as they make most of the good corsair units... NOT because they are better)
    Well it is most likely I am going for the Enermax MODU82+ 525w from what people have said, but sorry to say you did miss one brand Be Quiet!

    Also I have no idea how you managed to know/remember all those manufacturers :O
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