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    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel
    Well there's one cheapish one I'd recommend, the XClio hi-end 480W (or 550W) super-silent.

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=156689

    It's actually an Antec unit (just the 480/550W ones) so pretty good. Wait for it to come on today only as there are big discounts to be had.
    Do you have any links to the Antec claim? I've heard it before but not seen any proof.

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leeglf
    i use one of these to power my system never ever had a problem with it and i would consider my system to be almost high spec!
    and for £24.55 you cant go wrong.

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=256346
    I bought the 350Watt from Scan for £15. The only difference looking at the manual (if I remember correctly) between it and the 400Watt was the 5v line was a bit higher.

    The 400Watt got a good writeup in CustomPC labs a few months ago.

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    hey guys, how do you find them on the volume side of things?

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    Quote Originally Posted by amjedm
    I bought the 350Watt from Scan for £15. The only difference looking at the manual (if I remember correctly) between it and the 400Watt was the 5v line was a bit higher.

    The 400Watt got a good writeup in CustomPC labs a few months ago.
    i find that this one is very quiet having temp controlled fans but i guess that it all depends on how hot it gets in your case to how fast the fans go on the psu, my case is always pretty cool so i guess the temp controlled fans on the psu dont get up to there max speed!

    the review in custompc of this psu said that this psu is 100% stable they also said "Proof that you can buy a quality PSU for under £30" and that "even at maximum load the silverpower is acceptably quiet"
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    Quote Originally Posted by amjedm
    Do you have any links to the Antec claim? I've heard it before but not seen any proof.
    both are made by CWT.
    Antec's HE series are made by Seasonic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BUFF
    both are made by CWT.
    Antec's HE series are made by Seasonic.
    Do you mean both XClio models are made by CWT?

    I recently blew a CWT 450 - it was a good psu. Managed to connect the crocodile clip from an antistatic wrist strap to the case of the psu and the heatsink.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amjedm
    Do you have any links to the Antec claim? I've heard it before but not seen any proof.

    Thanks.
    http://www.extremeoverclocking.com/r...o_550BL_5.html

    Both Antec True Power series and the 480W/550W XClio are made by CWT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel
    http://www.extremeoverclocking.com/r...o_550BL_5.html

    Both Antec True Power series and the 480W/550W XClio are made by CWT.
    Thank you.

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