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    Need a new PSU.

    I bought the 700w FSP700-80GLN as a result to this thread: http://forums.hexus.net/hexus-hardwa...-required.html, at the start of 2009.

    Well to cut a long story short, it's dead now and cuts out after being on for about 1 minute.

    I don't know what's killed it, but I need a new unit now. I've used a calculator and it's advised a "536w" unit, so let's say I need a unit that runs at 600w at it's max efficency, to be safe.

    Budget: £100.
    Needs to be able to be shipped to the UK, in that price.

    Thanks in advance.
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    Re: Need a new PSU.

    I've been assured by a few people here that the NZXT Hale is a very nice PSU (Gold efficiency and quiet).

    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/650w-...-12v-140mm-fan

    Take a look at the thread I've posted 'New build advice', it has more information from other people.

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    Re: Need a new PSU.

    I seem to post this every two days at the moment:

    NZXT Hale 90 650w or 750w - watch the Scan Today Only offers and they'll drop to approx £100 for the 750w model and sub £100 for the 650w model at least once a week.

    See some of my other posts for efficiency and noise charts. Got the 750w one, it's great. It is white though.

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    Re: Need a new PSU.

    Thanks for the replies.

    Having previously bought one of the "superb Today only offers", and the unit not even lasting two years, I'm a bit skeptical to go there again.
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    Re: Need a new PSU.

    I understand your skepticism. FSP are a budget manufacturer and as such their components will be of lesser quality than the branded PSUs such as NZXT or Corsair etc. Having said that, there are plenty of people who do use them and are happy, so it seems you've been unlucky.

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    Re: Need a new PSU.

    and with the number of posts you've got you can register for free shipping with Scan.

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    Re: Need a new PSU.

    Quote Originally Posted by radar View Post
    Thanks for the replies.

    Having previously bought one of the "superb Today only offers", and the unit not even lasting two years, I'm a bit skeptical to go there again.
    sure but there's a difference between getting an item for a offer price, and getting a dud unit. I got half my system as individual components on Today Only listings - and they're brand new, sealed items just the same as on the main pages, only cheaper cos at an offer price. This included the PSU.

    full price however the 650w is still below £100 and you'll still get your free shipping if you register for it.

    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/650w-...oogle+shopping

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    Re: Need a new PSU.

    I wonder if you can still push for a free replacement because even if the FSP PSU shipped with a 12 month warranty there is legislation protecting consumers in the UK from defects for a 'reasonable' period of time, and to me 2 years is a reasonable amount of time to expect your PSU to remain functional. I would kick up a stink with FSP and see if you can persuade them to replace it for you.
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    Re: Need a new PSU.

    Corsair are excellent for PSUs, though I'd avoid their new CX models since I've read they're not quite up to spec. That TXv2 should be good. But I thought you only needed 600w? XFX I've heard mixed things about, apparently their customer service is a nightmare, but I can't say for sure since I've never dealt with them myself.

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    Re: Need a new PSU.

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyMnemonic View Post
    Corsair are excellent for PSUs, though I'd avoid their new CX models since I've read they're not quite up to spec. That TXv2 should be good. But I thought you only needed 600w? XFX I've heard mixed things about, apparently their customer service is a nightmare, but I can't say for sure since I've never dealt with them myself.
    Thanks for the advice.

    Well I figured 85% of 750w = 637.5w, so it would be suitable. As 80% of 600w = 480w, I'm having to look in the 700w bracket.
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    Re: Need a new PSU.

    Ah I see the confusion. The rated efficiency for PSUs is already factored in when they state the wattage, so you don't need to do any further calculations regarding bronze/silver/gold efficiency. If you buy a 650w PSU you will get 650w. Probably even more as they tend to build in margins. Hope this helps

    Edit: I think this is right, I have been known to be wrong though

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    Re: Need a new PSU.

    Just read: http://compreviews.about.com/od/case...Efficiency.htm

    The efficeny is how well it converts the wall outlet to it's stated wattage.

    Edit: With this is mind, I'll probably purchase this: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/650w-...an-single-rail, unless someone reccomends something better or tells me it's not good.
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    Re: Need a new PSU.

    I would get this one on today only at £60 it is a seasonic afaik.

    You can look into PSUs at this website for reviews and specs. Thanks CtV via OCUK.

    Whats your full specs OP?

    I have a Corsair with 5 yr warranty and dread the prospect of having to RMA it to the Netherlands.

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    Re: Need a new PSU.

    Quote Originally Posted by Domestic_Ginger View Post
    I would get this one on today only at £60 it is a seasonic afaik.

    You can look into PSUs at this website for reviews and specs. Thanks CtV via OCUK.

    Whats your full specs OP?

    I have a Corsair with 5 yr warranty and dread the prospect of having to RMA it to the Netherlands.
    The full specs is in the "Radar's System" drop down. The GPU and CPU are running back to near stock due to stability / heat issues though.

    Is Seasonic one of the respectable/trustworthy manufacturers?
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    Re: Need a new PSU.

    They are one of the best; definate top tier.

    Have a nosey through the link and the reviews; you'll quickly see which manufacturers win awards.

    Apologies I thought you would be lazy like me and not update your specs.

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