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    Got Rid of my Q-Tec! (almost!) :D :D

    Was shopping in watford today for my chrimbo pressies and managed to pick up a new PSU as well as my planned PPC
    Goodbye 400W Q-TEC, Hello 450W Hiper Chrome PSU

    Any opinions on this PSU before i stick it in tomorrow?
    Im thinking it'll be a darn site better than the Q-Tec!

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    Shovelling coal into a furnace and using the resulting steam to rotate a turbine attached to a dynamo to produce electric power would probably be more reliable than using a Q-tec PSU.

    Steps to take:

    1) Remote Q-tec. Quickly.
    2) Insert Hiper. Carefully.
    3) Profit.
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    Take the Q Tech outside, hit it hard with a large object repeately and film it for our enjoyment
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    Will do shortly after xmas as I will then have a Digi cam to film it with
    Weapon of choice?! Well I'll most likely drop my old Proline DVD Player from comet thats broken if it hasn't already been taken up the dump

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    Had to be the bearer of bad new but hiper arent that much better

    reputation for dying

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    pour flammables into the Qtec and set it alight.

    Pictures and film are obligatory
    Recycling consultant

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    lol the joys of q tec, got a 550w sitting in my drawer, always worked nicely, tho it was modded by the previous owner

    couldnt resist a new enermax tho

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve threlfall
    Had to be the bearer of bad new but hiper arent that much better

    reputation for dying
    Yup, i had a few models die on me too in systems id built (VERY annoying)
    However, the new models do seem to be fine
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    And by trying to force me to like small pants, they've alienated me.

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    How To Buy A PSU In Simple Step-By-Step Format.

    1) Look on the box for 'Antec', 'Enermax' or 'PC Power & Cooling.'

    Well done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaul
    How To Buy A PSU In Simple Step-By-Step Format.

    1) Look on the box for 'Antec', 'Enermax' or 'PC Power & Cooling.'

    Well done.
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    fortron?
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    Zalman Ultra Quiets too!
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    Yup, I've had 2 HiPER's die on me too...

    I sent one back, and got a replacement, and that died too.

    it's the QTec that i've got running that's been the most stable for me!

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    AH AND SO I FINALLY RETURN WITH A WORKING PSU!!
    DAMN HIPER and their infernally crap power supplies!!!
    Shortly after writing the post "Will stick it in tomorrow" I decided to stick it in, and, guess what??
    The fan appeared to have something obstructing it internally and sounded like an old train, and caused so much vibration I thought it was going to take off!

    Anyway shortly after turning on I thought i smelt smoke/smell of burning so i hastily turned the damn thing off to find:
    It had crisped my Primary 120GB HDD!

    This past week I have been trotting to Pc World and have since:
    >Replaced the Hiper 480W Type R with a Jeantec 500W
    >Had to pay for a New 120GB HDD and am now FINALLY back in windows after a week of downtime

    Anyway just thought I'd let you all know the jeantec seems nice and sturdy, very cool but not exactly the quietest fan in the world. I despise Hiper and discourage anyone from buying them (although this may b e a bad first experience) I'm wondering what Jeantec are like and I hope I can put more faith in this 500 Watter I have spinning around right now, deffo seems much cooler than my Q-Tec or Hiper
    Any thoughts?

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    we'll see about that... alterion's Avatar
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    jeantech's are cheap at pcworld and although hyper's arn't the best you can be sure they are better than Q-tec's! i don't know what the jeantech's are like but they box seemed quite hevy for the one i looked at so i reckon the should be Ok problem is they are a bit of a low key brand

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    i am using the a thermatake psu and case and they go like a couple never has let me down the thermtake psu will be testing it to the max once i get my 6800GT! SWEEET

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