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    Hard drive and PSU sugggestions.

    Hello guys.

    My harddrive has recently set on fire, becuase the PSU shorted out. I had a 60gb maxtor, and a 420watt Levicom PSU.

    I am on somewhat of a budget, but i would like a 60gb, or 80gb. And a 400+ watt PSU.

    So what suggestions can you give me?

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    For a hard drive, I'd recommend a Seagate. I've never had one fail, and they now come with a five year warranty.
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    Personally I've had 3 WDs for 4+ years now and they've never failed me. I've heard they arent as quiet as the new generation of Hitachi/Samsung drives though which also come recommended by others in general for silence of operation and performance.

    For a cheap reliable PSU in the 400w ranges, names I hear suggested include Thermaltake, CWT and Vantec.

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    Seagate or samsung



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    Thanks guys, are the CWT's from scan still highly recommended?

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    Seagte all the way, and I currently have a 450 CWT, its awesome, cant fualt it.

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    Where can you get those CWTs? Scan seem to be sold out .

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    Quote Originally Posted by BorisTheSpider
    Where can you get those CWTs? Scan seem to be sold out .
    I don't think that there are any other places you can get them.

    Right now, I'm considering a Thermaltake 480W since the CWTs are out of stock.
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    What's the cheapest price you can get those Thermaltakes for? Cheapest I've seen one for was around £53 which is a bit over my budget .

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    The cheapest I could find was CPUCity at around £49: http://www.cpucitystore.co.uk/catalo...roducts_id=364
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    I looked at getting one of those thermaltakes a while back..... the cheapest places then were dabs and microdirect

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    I found an eBay shop selling the 450W CWT PSU for £46 Inc. Delivery. Would you recommend buying a PSU from eBay? Here's the link if your interested:

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...sPageName=WD1V

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    It's out of stock .

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