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    Anyone heard anything about these
    http://www.tekheads.co.uk/web/product?product=601977&

    Seem good value and the manu site is decent with drawings, specs and the like which is more than you usually get.
    Seems reasonable money too.

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    I use an old sparkle 300w with a self-fitted panaflo fan in my P4 box and it works a treat. Don't blame me if you try this at home and fry though kids.

    IMO unless you got loads of drives more than 300w is excessive as long as its not a really nasty oem bit of tat.

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    A thermaltake silent 420W jobbie from dabs is the way to go in terms of price/performance/reliability

    Quicklinx: 28YRWS

    £41.61 inc VAT inc P&P (at £3.50). Absolute bargain, and I'm sure there are a few other board members who'll agree with me.

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    Originally posted by robertirwin
    I use an old sparkle 300w with a self-fitted panaflo fan in my P4 box and it works a treat. Don't blame me if you try this at home and fry though kids.

    IMO unless you got loads of drives more than 300w is excessive as long as its not a really nasty oem bit of tat.
    too right

    i'd steer clear of Qtec and enermax (cheaply made + overpriced)

    hell, the aquacomputer.de psu is only about 200-250w, but because its such a solid build, it'll power any pc

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    Enermax cheaply made? i dont think so. if u still stay this could you tell me a reason why u think that this is the case.

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    i think he meant the qtec is cheaply made and the enermax is overpriced, not both

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    ah right well that makes more sense sry for the post reading it now it sounds a bit uppity

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    Originally posted by Theo
    A thermaltake silent 420W jobbie from dabs is the way to go in terms of price/performance/reliability

    Quicklinx: 28YRWS

    £41.61 inc VAT inc P&P (at £3.50). Absolute bargain, and I'm sure there are a few other board members who'll agree with me.
    Sounds pretty good but Dabs site is minimal to say the least! I was checking it out and there are 3 Thermaltake PSU's with 2 of the 360W being identically priced but with different part numbers.

    Anyone know any more info on the models in question?

    Also, will a 360W run cooler or use less power than an 420W or simply give up supplying juice earlier? For £2.50 more the 420W is tempting but I am running a very simple server with low power demands and quietness is the key. If one of those 360W is a single fan it may be quieter....

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    Doh - RTFMW (Manufacturers Website!)
    A rundown in order...
    360W single fan - passive PFC
    360W dual - active PFC
    420W dual - active PFC
    360W dual - adjustable - active PFC
    Question is which one for a quiet server...

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    For a quiet server, I'd just go with the single fan one..

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    enermax psus are rock solid buys, you cant go wrong!
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