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    Question Budget PSU

    Hi

    I'm looking to buy a new PSU since my current one causes my PC to shutdown while gaming. Unfortunatly I can't spend much on a new one, so I'm looking into the budget range ones between £30-£40. Is there such thing as a good budget PSU within my price range?

    I was looking at a Levicom 420W PSU that's on sale for £36 Inc. VAT and delivery. It's this one: http://www.aria.co.uk/ProductInfoCom...498&opener=DFT

    It would need to power the following PC though:

    Athlon XP 2700+ plus Thermaltake Volcano 12 HSF
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    Quote Originally Posted by BorisTheSpider
    Hi

    I'm looking to buy a new PSU since my current one causes my PC to shutdown while gaming. Unfortunatly I can't spend much on a new one, so I'm looking into the budget range ones between £30-£40. Is there such thing as a good budget PSU within my price range?

    I was looking at a Levicom 420W PSU that's on sale for £36 Inc. VAT and delivery. It's this one: http://www.aria.co.uk/ProductInfoCom...498&opener=DFT
    Well I haven't heard anything bad about them...(waits to be proved wrong)
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    I got the thermaltake Silent 420W ATX PSU DUAL FAN for £35.99 from dabs, cheapest good PSU I could find.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenPiggy
    Just don't be tempted by a goddam QTEC
    Was waiting for the Q-Tec Flames (Pun intended!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by VashUK
    I got the thermaltake Silent 420W ATX PSU DUAL FAN for £35.99 from dabs, cheapest good PSU I could find.

    I was looking at that one earlier, is it any good?


    Oh and don't worry, I already know bad things about Q-Tec .

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    I've found it to be very good the quality is alot better than my last PSU which was a jeantech.

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    get a q-tec

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    Yeah because Q-Tec are supposed to be flaming brilliant!

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    Boris mate..you've come to both the WRONG and the RIGHT Forum.

    We are striving to get people to cut back on ANY PART OF THEIR BUDGET simply to then get THE BEST PSU THEY CAN AFFORD.

    Its even more important than the cpu or motherboard. It can ruin EVERYTHING, not just in STABILITY but also in FIRE

    If you have to sell something to get one, do. Just get a GOOD ONE. It will be with you for YEARS.

    The vid card, the cpu, the ram, the mobo..all will be gone...only the PSU remains.

    SO....right forum but its gonna cost ya

    Good luck dude

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    having said that zak, probably wise words, but ive always had cheapo psus ( cos i dont like spending cash on them, they all do the same imo )

    and theyve all been fine, not one has blew on me

    mind you, not had a q-tec yet..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zak33
    Boris mate..you've come to both the WRONG and the RIGHT Forum.

    We are striving to get people to cut back on ANY PART OF THEIR BUDGET simply to then get THE BEST PSU THEY CAN AFFORD.

    Its even more important than the cpu or motherboard. It can ruin EVERYTHING, not just in STABILITY but also in FIRE

    If you have to sell something to get one, do. Just get a GOOD ONE. It will be with you for YEARS.

    The vid card, the cpu, the ram, the mobo..all will be gone...only the PSU remains.

    SO....right forum but its gonna cost ya

    Good luck dude
    Hmm, I could maybe put my budget up to £50 and get a Thermaltake Silent 480W PSU, the Levicom looks tempting though since there's £11 off it.

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    I think the hiper power ones are a bargain.

    Picked mine up for £19 from planet micro.

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    Scan's 3XS is defo one to look at, it's really a CWT 550w which are rebranded Antec psu's?

    £56 inc vat

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    Quote Originally Posted by BorisTheSpider
    Hmm, I could maybe put my budget up to £50 and get a Thermaltake Silent 480W PSU
    Cracking little number

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    Antec Truepower 330 £42
    http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=35881

    or better still
    Antec TruePower 430 £69
    http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=35882

    I know how hard it is to justify something that doesn't seem to do anything, but to have an unstable PC is hell. You can spend weeks or months with instability, and never know its the PSU.

    When Antec say Truepower, they mean Truepower...ultra stable voltages, monster quality components and real heatsinks. Plus they are very quiet AND do a superb job of pulling air out of your PC. You will probably be able to get rid of a case fan or two, just cos it does such a good job of pulling air through

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