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    Thumbs down My PSU Blew Up

    This morning my PSU blew up. When I tried to power it up, it wouldn't turn on. After holding down the power button it made a loud pop then a puff of smoke appeared from the PSU at the bottom of the case. I was like wtf. Model is in the side bar.

    Now I need a replacement while this goes off for RMA. Any ideas? Needs to be around +650W, modular and Very quiet. Preferably no more than 80-100 quid.

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    Re: My PSU Blew Up

    I recently bought an Enermax Modu82+ 625W from Scan for £88 and it's brilliant. It's totally silent even under full load and the modular system is good (1 connection on the PSU splits into two PCI-E power supplies. 4 PCI-Es altogether.)

    I'd recommend it for silence. And it gets some bloody good reviews too

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    Re: My PSU Blew Up

    I'D agree re the Enermax. Excellent PSU _ I have the 525W version.

    Reveiwed by http://www.silentpcreview.com/article806-page1.html

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    Re: My PSU Blew Up

    Another good one is the Seasonic X-650 - can be had for around £104 if you shop around. £117 on scan though

    http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php...Story&reid=169

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    Re: My PSU Blew Up

    With your system I don't see why you need such a powerful PSU. 650W+ and modular is overkill for a PSU just to use as a temporary replacement isn't it?

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    Re: My PSU Blew Up

    Surely with your spec the max you would need is a 400W?
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    Re: My PSU Blew Up

    Yes I'd say around 400-450w

    Corsair HX450w £58
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/450W-...-year-Warranty

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    Re: My PSU Blew Up

    I would probably look at the Corsair HX450W or the Silverstone Strider ST50F-230:

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/450W-...-year-Warranty

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/500W-...lar-cable-V-10


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    Re: My PSU Blew Up

    always annoying when the magic smoke escapes from electronics.

    second the HX450W Corsair, very impressed with mine.
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    Re: My PSU Blew Up

    Thanks for everyones contribution. I'm going to be doing a complete rebuild in the next few days so I wasn't expecting my PSU to blew up. But I guess you could call it lucky at the same time since it didn't blow up after I did all the cable management and water cooling

    Anyway, the PSU I'm getting now is going to be the permanent one. Frankly I can't wait for the current one to be RMA'd.

    I know some of you have said that 650W is too much upgrade is in progress:
    i5 750 OC 4GHz???, 2x 4850 OC, and around 5-6 hard drives with dual loops cooling it all. I think 650W is about right for that, right?

    Still undecided between the Enermax or Corsair HX650W. About the same price as well. Although the black cables seem pretty slick on the Corsair, but the acoustics seem better on the Enermax from reviews.

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    Re: My PSU Blew Up

    Having owned the HX620W and the Enermax Modu82+ 625W I can honestly say I prefer the Enermax, it just seems better in so many ways.
    The extra cables are good.
    The way they group 2x PCI-E powers into one cable then split right at the end is another handy feature (saves 1 cable)
    The way that all 6 (I think there's 6) Molex/SATA cables are different lengths and have different connectors on is another good thing too, cos then you can get the cable you want instead of the cable you need.
    It has 4x PCI-E 8Pins instead of 2x 6Pin and 2x 8Pin (iirc)
    And it's future proofed with 12 pin PCI-E slots (10Pin has been suggested soon )
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    Re: My PSU Blew Up

    Dunno Matty - I've got an HX620 and an Enermax Modu82+ 525W and I would say they both have their strengths. The quality of the Enermax cables seems better though.

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    Re: My PSU Blew Up

    Another vote for the Corsair 450W - recently used one in a machine and it is very quiet - bearly audible and the machine has not crashed once (Windows 7 64bit)
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