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    afternoon peeps

    my current power supply is a generic "came with a case" 350w one which is none too quiet. i'm building a pc for someone soon so am gonna take this opportunity to swap it out & get another quieter one

    so....ur suggestions for a reasonably priced PSU would be greatly appreciated please!!

    ta

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    just spotted this one from Q-Tec at kustompcs which looks reasonable- anyone used this or have any tales about it??
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    Last edited by petrefax; 25-09-2003 at 08:44 PM.
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    ive got a q-tec 550w, excelent voltages keeps rails better than my mates enermax

    there is a review on it from bit
    http://www.bit-tech.net/review/123/

    one thing i will say is that the cables are shorter.... this is a good thing in my case as it means less tangle....make sure you measure up if your considering!



    EDIT: going cheaper at ocuk
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatal...Q_Tec_139.html

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    I am in two minds about Q-Tec, I have heard them failing and being noisy sods after a while and I don't like to chance a PSU failing in my system, my personal favourites are Enermax and Antec for PSUs, a lot of people don't like Enermax anymore but i've never had problems.

    The best PSU for the money and quality now is the Antec True Power unit (I think it's blue aswell!) and i have heard nothing but praise for it, it's about 430watts i think.


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    Originally posted by LoopyJuice
    The best PSU for the money and quality now is the Antec True Power unit (I think it's blue aswell!) and i have heard nothing but praise for it, it's about 430watts i think.

    Its quite pricey as well.... think it might be out of budget :/

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    sweet...cheers for the heads-up on the review & cheaper price acid m8
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    Mmm I suppose but I am one of those people who spare on expense on getting quality components, I sure as hell don't want to buy a cheap PSU only to have a powersurge which the PSU doesn't stop and it takes my mobo etc with it... it's really upto you, how much are you wanting to spend petre?

    With the Q-Tec supplies, some people seem to get great PSUs with no problems whereas some people have no end of problems with them, I have a feeling the PSU business is a bit hit-and-miss in general, with some people having nothing but good thigns to say about a certain manufacturer and some people having nightmares about them.


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    Originally posted by LoopyJuice
    I have a feeling the PSU business is a bit hit-and-miss in general, with some people having nothing but good thigns to say about a certain manufacturer and some people having nightmares about them.
    from previous posts i've read on this topic this does seem to be the case...shame i didn't pay more attention to theses posts before the hexus crash

    i see ur point about not sparing expense with ur power supply cos it can prove costly in the long run if it takes ur mobo out with it,

    don't really have a specific budget in mind atm, just trying to get one as cheep as poss
    Last edited by petrefax; 25-09-2003 at 08:45 PM.
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    Originally posted by LoopyJuice
    Mmm I suppose but I am one of those people who spare on expense on getting quality components, I sure as hell don't want to buy a cheap PSU only to have a powersurge which the PSU doesn't stop and it takes my mobo etc with it... it's really upto you, how much are you wanting to spend petre?
    Neither do I, simply take a look at my sig....
    I've just Ordered a CM201B (Shameless Plug ) we cant argue
    these are extraordinarily high quality cases

    I do buy quality products and will pay more when needs be.
    In this instance, I don’t feel that’s its necessary to overspend.
    Seems like too much of the old buy the more expensive one "its better"
    argument in my eyes. That’s probably why i chose the PSU...

    As for surges, I live in a small village. We get them all the time,
    almost weekly! Nothing has come along that has damaged the
    PSU in any way "touch wood" yet. Lightning in the power station
    is included in these


    One thing i will agree on is that the Antec is built to a better
    standard. Another is, a PSU is all about how well it generates
    well... Power. With my experience of this PSU my only conclusion
    could be that It simply does this, it does this well!
    Last edited by acidrainy; 26-07-2003 at 05:14 PM.

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    I really dislike Q-tec's, far too many problems with them.

    Have a look at Hiper PSU's. you can geta 350watt for <£25, and they will beat just about any PSU out (google for reviews)
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    cheers peeps, keep em coming!
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    Dont buy a budget one....just don't

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    no worries zak - i'm asking this cos i'm gettin rid of my budget one, it makes me nervous
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    Originally posted by Agent
    I really dislike Q-tec's, far too many problems with them.

    Have a look at Hiper PSU's. you can geta 350watt for <£25, and they will beat just about any PSU out (google for reviews)
    yep heres one at scan http://web6.scan.co.uk/Products/Info.asp?WPID=37215

    One fan tho, is that any good agent?

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    Ive used a few and they are brilliant
    Always use them in systems i buy.
    Scan charges quite a bit foe P&P if irc. Think ill just get the thermal take PSU from CPU city when i order another NF7-S, i cba with the extra cash for P&P.
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    And by trying to force me to like small pants, they've alienated me.

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    Originally posted by Agent
    Scan charges quite a bit foe P&P if irc.
    u ain't lying - 7 quid p&p on a PSU
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    get a thermaltake 420w for £40, very quiet and very nice rails, on parr if not better than Hyper



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    Last edited by Tom; 26-07-2003 at 07:36 PM.

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