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    Best PSU in terms of performance and money..

    Hello I have what appears to be a defective Xclio 600w PSU and I'm not happy with its performance either. Could you recommend a good PSU that will not put a hole in my wallet. Something below £80 preferably lower and which will not make me deaf. Thanks for the help
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    FSP Epsilon 600W or the Seasonic 600W when Scan have it on offer (often comes down to~£82 from £100).

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    Seasonic 430w is good value for money.

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    Tagan TG530-U15 (530W) - £65.67 @ Scan or Enermax Liberty ELT500AWT (500W) - £68.14 @ Scan, if you want to go the way of Modular PSU's.

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    I'm thinking of getting this one to replace my Antec.
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=308044
    Some Seasonic models seem to have problems so I'm going to avoid it personally.
    http://forums.hexus.net/showthread.php?t=84637
    Also check those links Tak posted in above thread, there's some usuful informations there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by notsobig View Post
    I'm thinking of getting this one to replace my Antec.
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=308044
    Some Seasonic models seem to have problems so I'm going to avoid it personally.
    http://forums.hexus.net/showthread.php?t=84637
    Also check those links Tak posted in above thread, there's some usuful informations there.
    Problems may be sorted in the new revision - not sure if Scan have these yet.

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    Hiper 580w Modular for ~£50 at Scan.

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    agreed with dark horse the hiper is great value and a good unit

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    Coolermaster igreen 500w for £70. 85>% efficient so you get your money back after a few years use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amjedm View Post
    Problems may be sorted in the new revision - not sure if Scan have these yet.
    According to Scan's website the Seasonic 430w is listed as:

    430w Seasonic S12-430 aPFC PSU Silent ATX2.0 *New Version RoHS

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=256335


    I like the sound of "*New Version" although I have no idea what RoHS means. I do hope this is a good PSU as I have my eye on one for my next system build.

    Any idea anyone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Isy View Post
    Coolermaster igreen 500w for £70. 85>% efficient so you get your money back after a few years use.
    Is that a manufacturer's claim? These are usually higher than the actual tested efficiency IIRC.


    Quote Originally Posted by cotswoldcs View Post
    I like the sound of "*New Version" although I have no idea what RoHS means. I do hope this is a good PSU as I have my eye on one for my next system build.

    Any idea anyone?
    I think the ROHS means it's environment friendly (greener). Seasonic have high efficiency anyway.

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    Which of those above mentioned PSU are British make? I'm saying this because I have just sent out my faulty Antec to Holland and it cost me 26quid for the postage! So I want to avoid foreign make for my next purchase personally. Support people were really helpful though.

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    I dont think any of those PSU's are a british make, but seasonic maybe.

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    Ok, so my next PSU will be Seasonic. lol

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    notice that i said maybe, although looking at theyre site i would say i was incorrect I think pretty much all PSU's are made in Japan, China

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