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    Question PSU for 24/7 Server

    Can anyone recommend a PSU for a pc/server that will be on 24/7?

    It will be in the same office as the people working, so quietness is the most important factor.

    It will need to power a 775 3Ghz, 1GB, two 160GB Raid 1, two DVD-RWs

    Max spend ideally £40-£50 ex vat

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    Seasonic are awesome. Very quiet and solid. 500w should be ample.

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    Thanks, just ordered the 430w version.

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    They are superb PSU's mate. You won't regret buying one.

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    as its for a server I'd possibly have erred towards one of the redundant PSU's ie two of them that fit in the same sized enclosure as a single psu )

    if 24/7 uptime is important , then you'll have to budget for psus that can be hotswapped.
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    • madman045's system
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      • 850w Corsair
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      • Corsair Carbide 300R
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moby-Dick
    as its for a server I'd possibly have erred towards one of the redundant PSU's ie two of them that fit in the same sized enclosure as a single psu )

    if 24/7 uptime is important , then you'll have to budget for psus that can be hotswapped.
    unfortunately there isnt a budget for a redundant psu, but the server is plugged into a UPS which is better then nothing. But I do agree wth what you are saying.

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    Seasonic are very stable / reliable. Great choice

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