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    NorthQ Black Magic 850W Modular PSU - Any good?

    I've been offered this (used) PSU as a p/x for something I'm selling, the deal would value the PSU around £35, a quick Google shows a rave review back in 2008 but I'm not upto speed on these things & I know a lot of you are!

    so is it worth it as I'll also need to get a new case (got an mATX at the moment) so there's another £25 at least I'd have to spend

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    Re: NorthQ Black Magic 850W Modular PSU - Any good?

    Jonnyguru review is very complimentary...

    I would say that's a very good deal on that basis - £35 will get you a decent 400W brand-new so we're talking about quite a big increase in a capacity.

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    Re: NorthQ Black Magic 850W Modular PSU - Any good?

    That's the review I'd seen, much worry that it is used?

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    Re: NorthQ Black Magic 850W Modular PSU - Any good?

    Well, power output can decrease over time, but since it's so high powered in the first place that's not worth worrying about.

    So then it's a case of whether it fails or not, which is a lottery in this case anyway (it's clearly not a pile of junk).

    The question is really: are you going to use that much power? If you're only going to draw 400W at max usage with the PC you have in mind, then you might as well use the money for a brand new 400W. Wasted watts don't give you any tangible benefit, so you gain nothing by having them sitting around idle. The benefits of a newer PSU are more numerous.

    It's a good deal, I don't doubt that, but if you're never going to use it then there's not much point.

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    Re: NorthQ Black Magic 850W Modular PSU - Any good?

    For £35 I'd say it's worth it, it's not the best or quietest of psu's, but treat it as a 600w psu and you'll be fine.

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    Re: NorthQ Black Magic 850W Modular PSU - Any good?

    Cheers guys, I'm tempted (especially as it's modular)..decisions decisions!

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    Re: NorthQ Black Magic 850W Modular PSU - Any good?

    Yea, these are good. I have a mate that REALLY researches a product before he buys, and he got one of these.

    For £35, that's awesome.

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    Re: NorthQ Black Magic 850W Modular PSU - Any good?

    Got it today, it's a monster, more cables than I've ever seen before, good job it's modular!!
    Just need to wait for my case from Scan

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