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    Question Qtec 550W

    i was thinking of getting one of these power supplys as i dont want to spend alot on a power supply and i wondered what are these power supplys like?
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    This is what I've gathered from these forums: Q-Tec - Bad. Very very bad. Choose a nice CWT from scan.co.uk instead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mike_w
    This is what I've gathered from these forums: Q-Tec - Bad. Very very bad. Choose a nice CWT from scan.co.uk instead.
    Not necessarily, just variable.
    Mine for example has been powering an nForce2 system for over a year & has better rails than either my Antec or CWT.

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    Do a search on the forums, alot of ppl don't like them, and quite a few do, personally mine has been faultless for over 6 months running 24/7, just upgrading now as its under powered, and I need ALOT of powah

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    You must need alot of power if you need a power supply more than 550W
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    I suppose there's a lot of luck in it as to whether your Q-Tec PSU works alright. Some people use one for months without a problem, but it's just best not to take any risks.
    "Well, there was your Uncle Tiberius who died wrapped in cabbage leaves but we assumed that was a freak accident."

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    Ive been using one for about 9 months now with no problems. "touch wood"

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    The q-tec 550w isn't a "true" 550w, its 550w peak output, ask someone else if you want a more techy reply

    oh and I run 6 hdd's, 8x case fans + lotsa other stuff, so I need a real (read expensive) 550w psu

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    Yeah i heard that the 450W ones make nearly as much power as the 550W one
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    I've got one and it has never caused me any problems. Apart from the fact that it is a replacement, as the original one I had blew up in my face! But that was just a one off I'm sure!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BUFF
    Not necessarily, just variable.
    Mine for example has been powering an nForce2 system for over a year & has better rails than either my Antec or CWT.
    Then either your Antec and CWT are faulty, Or your taking readings off the motherboard, which have a 99% chance of being wrong if your Q-tec is reading better rails. Read them with a multimeter/Iscope and compare them.
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    Avoid q-tec like the plague...

    Go for a cwt from scan. In the extremely unlikely event that it blows up your system you can come back and flame us

    Power supplies are really worth the cash- dont scimp as you will regret it in the long run.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent
    Then either your Antec and CWT are faulty, Or your taking readings off the motherboard, which have a 99% chance of being wrong if your Q-tec is reading better rails. Read them with a multimeter/Iscope and compare them.
    Or I happen to have a particularly good example of the breed.
    Fair comment about reading off the mobo except that if it is the same mobo it is the same sensors & same error - the Qtec has stronger rails

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    as everyone says....QTEC = rubish, get a CWT
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    mind you I am mightly impressed by the ThermalTake 480W Silent I fitted yesterday, would HIGHLY recommend those too..

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