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    In reality how poor is this PSU?

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/300W-...1-FSP300-60GLS

    it will be powering a Abit AN-M2HD, 2GB RAM, AM2 4200+ X2, 1 laptop HDD (or maybe a low end SATA drive), a Blue-Ray Drive and a couple of 80mm fans.
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    Re: In reality how poor is this PSU?

    User review here http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums...ic.php?t=29247 + a bit of modding.
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    Re: In reality how poor is this PSU?

    I bought one a couple of years ago (not sure if what the same model - it was uATX) and it was fine.

    I also used an FSP as a replacement for a truly horrible cheap PSU that melted the cables instead of shutting down on a connection fault. When the same fault occured with the FSP - it behaved as one would expect a good PSU to behave - shut itself down.

    FSP are OEM mfrs for some of the well known makes anyway - and they seem to have a good reputation. Based on my (limited to two units!) experience, I'd recommend it.
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    Re: In reality how poor is this PSU?

    Fortron's, on the whole are pretty good units.

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    Re: In reality how poor is this PSU?

    I'd not ask that to run an X2 unless it's ONBOARD graphics.

    As soon as you put a PCI express card into the equation, even one that uses just the PCI express power, you're running a gauntlet tbh.

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    Re: In reality how poor is this PSU?

    OTOH i've got a dead fortron on my desk which has just gone bang..
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    Re: In reality how poor is this PSU?

    Using one in the Media Centre downstairs (Core 2, 9600GT, 4gig ect...) without any issues.

    FSP units are pretty good generally speaking. They are one of the bigger OEM's.

    It's not poor by any means. EZ-Cool and Q-tec are poor. FSP are well respected.
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    Re: In reality how poor is this PSU?

    EZ-COOL ARE POOR ?

    Only joking not used that model but FSP is on my personal list of approved PSU ( for what use that is ! )
    I would happly try a FSP PSU of any size ( i think i have 3 of the 700 watt ones )

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