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    Which Tagan psu TG480-U01 /TG-530-U15

    Look for a better psu as i'm not sure if this one is up to the job.

    Main point I want it to be quiet, running a intel 3.4ghz dual core.

    So I was looking at these Tagan TG480-U01 /TG-530-U15 / TG-500W-U25 / TG530-U22.

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    Neither.....

    Get yourself a Corsair/Enermax/Seasonic/Silverstone

    All better and similar price.

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    Why whats up witht the Tagan units i personally have the TG530-U22 its a rock solid unit

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    got a TG480-UO1 from scan absolutley fine

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    Quote Originally Posted by brucep View Post
    Look for a better psu as i'm not sure if this one is up to the job.

    Main point I want it to be quiet, running a intel 3.4ghz dual core.

    So I was looking at these Tagan TG480-U01 /TG-530-U15 / TG-500W-U25 / TG530-U22.

    Thanks
    Bruce
    If you're not going to be getting a 8800 or one of the future top-end DX10 cards and oodles of hard drives, just get the 480-U01. It'll be plenty enough. Even with a 8800 and a couple of drives, it'll still chuck along quite happily

    Personally my opinion is that the Seasonics and Corsairs are the better PSUs, but it's hard to justify the extra premium for the average enthusiast. Tagan are still one of those very good manufacturers

    Personally, I can't comment on the noise levels of the recent Tagans, but I can't imagine it's going to be much. Seasonic S12s really are the best for performance:noise in my experience.

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    Dunno about performance but i agree that Seasonics are the best for low sound levels.

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    Nothing wrong with Tagans two of my three rigs are Tagans silent and rock solid.

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    Some people, myself include, had issues with a ticking noise coming from the Tagan PSU. You would be better off with either:

    Seasonic
    Zalman
    Corsair

    All very stable and very quiet PSU's.

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    Another vote for

    Seasonic/Corsair
    FSP/Fortron
    Enermax

    Used those psus (apart from Corsair but it's a rebranded Seasonic anyway) and IMO they're good.

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    I've a Tagan 530Q EasyCon2 (think that's the name of it - modular one in black).

    Had it almost a year - it's silent and works brilliantly.

    Would recommend it to anyone.

    My System: Coolermaster Centurion 5 (black) case, Intel E6750 Core2Duo, Tagan Easy-Con 530W, Asus P5B Deluxe WIFI, OCZ 2GB Kit (2x1GB) DDR2 800MHz/PC2-6400 CL 4-4-4-15 PLATINUM XTC, Samsung SpinPoint 200Gb SATA2 / 2 x Maxtor DiamondMax 10 200Gb SATA, 256Mb Sapphire ATI PCI-E X1950PRO, Creative X-Fi Xtreme 7.1, 19" Daewoo W9ZQ Black Widescreen TFT, 4Mb Virgin Cable Broadband (formerly Blueyonder) with Linksys WRT54GL Wireless-G and DD-WRT firmware.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Koolpc View Post
    Some people, myself include, had issues with a ticking noise coming from the Tagan PSU. You would be better off with either:

    Seasonic
    Zalman
    Corsair

    All very stable and very quiet PSU's.
    The ticking is because the input voltage from your mains is too high. It should be around 230V. At around 235V mine starts ticking too, thankfully I had access to equipment at uni to have a play
    Lowering it down solved the 'issue' for me. Blame your power source, not the PSU
    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
    And by trying to force me to like small pants, they've alienated me.

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    I've got a Tagan 480w and that's very well-behaved; I'm running 2xHDs, 2x7800GTs and a DVDRW off it without issues.

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    Yeah, we go through this everytime
    Tagan's are solid PSU's in my, and a lot of other peoples experiences.
    Im not saying there isnt better out there (there is), but price: performace is one of the best
    Modular ones are ace. So nice to deal with. Always have a nice package and 'feel' quality
    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
    And by trying to force me to like small pants, they've alienated me.

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