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    Question Ebuyer or Q-tec?

    Out of these two PSU's ONLY, which is best and why?

    * QTEC 550 Watt PSU P4 ready Twin Fan Retail Boxed (£20.07)
    * Ebuyer 400 Watt PSU P4 Ready (£10.57)

    I know people say the Q-tec is suppose to be really unreliable , but since the ebuyer one is cheap - is there anything wrong with it ?

    If you think neither of these are any good , say which is the better out of the two, but also give a suggestion for another hign wattage, cheap price PSU that you think is OK.

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    I think they're both pretty poor (heard very bad things about Q-Tec and £10 for a PSU is too cheap in my opinion), and I'd recommend a 450W CWT from http://www.scan.co.uk.
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    Seconded on the 450W CWT. You really shouldn't try and run you rig on a tenners worth of PSU.
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    ok, I'll probably get that then - thanks for the help

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    Ill first the cwt 550w then

    the ebuyer £10 one is likely to be a qtec thats rebranded/labled as generic/ownbrand on there site...

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    I've had both the 400 generic and the 550 QTec ... BOTH blew up on me, although the generic one didn't blow up anything else. The QTec one destroyed half my system.

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    £10's worth of PSU is more likely to destroy hundreds of pounds worth of system.

    It's wise to get something decent.
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    the superflower on Ebuyer is quite good @ 420w for £35

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    The el-cheapo 300W supply (and it really is a cheap piece of crud, short cables, very flimsy casing) that came in one of ebuyer's rubbish cases has powered my brother's computer 24/7 for the past 3 or 4 months. It's a Tbred A @1.83GHZ, 1.79V, doing Find-A-Drug so it's sucking some power. No probs yet. I'm a chronic tightwad though, I'll probably regret it at some point.

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    I've had a relitively cheapo PSU for about a year now and it's fine, i've just never got round to re-fitting my Hiper Power beasty... I really should.

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    Please dont get a qtec, do a search on it- loads of bad expericences

    Thet are well know for blowing up peoples sytems- extremly bad powersupplys- though it has to be said some usres have no problesm with them, maybe they are just lucky.

    There is no such thing as a free lunch, you DO get what you pay ofr etc. Steer well clear of cheap psu's. If your power supply pops it could take a numbe or all of your components with it.

    It really does pay to get something decent. The psu is one of the most crucial bits you will buy. A good psu doest have to be mega expensive. Most of us here are on some sort of budget. I went for the 450w CWT that mike and rythic have reccomended- its a very good choice. Cost me £44 iirc

    Quote Originally Posted by unrealrocks
    I've had both the 400 generic and the 550 QTec ... BOTH blew up on me, although the generic one didn't blow up anything else. The QTec one destroyed half my system.
    very unlucky. A good psu is a worthwhile investment.

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    Hmm... no one want to buy mine then?

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    Hiper power are great just seems that the 450 cwt is a very good buy. If the cash is available then silent deaths suggestion of the 550w cwt is worth considering- might be a nit more futureproof

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    I was thinking about getting the Tagan, only thing that concerns me is that it doesn't have a fan on the underside which usually comes in handy for removing hot air from around the CPU heatsink.

    Anyone have any opinions on this:

    http://www.cpucitystore.co.uk/catalo...roducts_id=365

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