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    Low-end PSU advice please!

    I'm looking for a quieter psu for my server coz i'm planning to put it in the living room as a htpc. Scan have a few very reasonably priced ones, could anyone recommend any of them? Its only an athlonxp system with 1 cd drive and a couple of hard disks, so I'm thinking around the 300w mark would be sufficient?
    300W FSP http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=271187
    330W Tagan http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=138556
    350W Hiper http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=265396

    Cheers

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    • aidanjt's system
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    The Tagen, no doubt about it.. yea, 330W is more than enough for an Athlon XP box with a few HDs
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    i second that
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    I vouch third for Tagan.. best mid-low tiered PSU available... in case anyone wants to bug in with Seasonic..
    Me want Ultrabook


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    Just don't get the Hiper. One potential fire hazard is enough.

    Fortron are a good make and slightly cheaper than the Tagan. You can find the Hexus review of it's predecessor, which they gave 9/10. But the Tagan looks cooler.

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    ok cool, that sounds good. I'm currently bidding for a second hand antec on ebay, but if that goes over £20 i'll get the tagan

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