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innus
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PSU - Is this TOO cheap?

Wed Jan 01, 2003 4:12 pm

Hey, I know I need more power - I only have 300W of no-name power right now, and an Athlon XP etc. Should I buy this PSU? - 400W for £25 at komplett
http://www.komplett.co.uk/k/k.asp?action=info&p=24624

Should I buy this or not. Will it be very rubbishy?
384MB DDR Ram
ABIT KG7-RAID board
ATHLON XP 1500+ 1333mhz
40GB IDE h/d
Soundblaster 128 PCI
Abit Ti4200 OTES 64MB 4x (575/550)
2x CD drives
550W PSU
 
Starfalcon
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Wed Jan 01, 2003 6:24 pm

I would recommend that you only go with a good brand name psu. I would only go with antec, vantec, or enermax. Spend the money, it is worth it in the end. A good 400W psu should run about $80 or so on our side of the pond.
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Wed Jan 01, 2003 6:59 pm

The new themaltakes r good as well :lol:
 
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Wed Jan 01, 2003 9:50 pm

Definitely agree on going well-known name-brand. You get what you pay for. Cheap should never be a reason to buy a PSU (or RAM).
 
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Wed Jan 01, 2003 10:28 pm

Hey-

I found these, maybe they help.

http://www.bit-tech.net/review/123/

http://www.hardwareseeker.com/resourcel ... rlid=51866

I use an Antec TruePower 330W. It just works.

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innus
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Thu Jan 02, 2003 3:53 pm

thanx, very helpful - decided to get 550W version instead!
384MB DDR Ram

ABIT KG7-RAID board

ATHLON XP 1500+ 1333mhz

40GB IDE h/d

Soundblaster 128 PCI

Abit Ti4200 OTES 64MB 4x (575/550)

2x CD drives

550W PSU

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