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Best bang for buck PSU?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Midget^, 2 May 2006.

  1. Midget^

    Gangster

    Joined: 9 Jul 2004

    Posts: 251

    Location: Edinburgh, Scotland

    So my computer went bust :(.

    I'd been using a 430w Truepower (version 1 i think, came with the Antec 1080AMG case), but woke up yesterday to the computer turning on (all fans spinning, dvd drives ect lighting up), but just got a blank screen.

    At first I thought it was the motherboard (Asrock Dual SataII), but upon testing the PSU on another motherboard / cpu / graphics card / ram (old parts), done the same thing :(.

    I would much rather have upgraded my motherboard than the PSU but that's life for you. So people, what is probably the best bang for buck for my setup?

    3700+
    Asrock Dual SataII
    x1800XT
    1 SATA HDD
    1 DVD-RW Drive
    1 Floppy Drive
    3 fans.

    That's about it.

    Don't overclock ect really, so I am looking for the best reliability / price ratio being a student has its set backs on funds.

    Thanks for any advice.
     
  2. BigDom

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 30 Nov 2002

    Posts: 1,852

    Location: Birmingham

    Tagan 430W silent Modular will do you fine and is good value for money :)
     
  3. MeddlE

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 27 Aug 2005

    Posts: 1,360

    Location: Kent, England

    Aerocool 450w, 19dba, plenty of connectors, £31 (not from OcUK unfortunately).


    Actually, OcUK, start stocking these Aerocool PSU's please, they are awesome.
     
  4. kayone

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 5 Nov 2003

    Posts: 1,811

    Location: Chesterfield

    Go for the Enermax Liberty (Modular) - Just ordered one myself for a new build, main fact being they're on offer this week, and praised in every review i've read so far. Might be worth a look.
     
  5. El_Watcher

    Mobster

    Joined: 1 Apr 2004

    Posts: 2,966

    Location: Herts, UK

    If you want best BANG for buck then get a QTec, guaranteed to go BANG in a big way sometime in the future :D
     
  6. squiffy

    Banned

    Joined: 17 Mar 2006

    Posts: 9,155


    The Enermax Liberties are terrible, I went through 24 to get a good one, terrible terrible. Reallly noisy.







    Bet you're ******* yourself now eh? :D
     
  7. KizZ

    Soldato

    Joined: 18 Aug 2005

    Posts: 5,235

    Location: Lincoln

    Rofl. On the serious note the FSP are great value for money.
     
  8. Doohickey

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 8 Aug 2004

    Posts: 9,341

    Location: Shropshire

    I think the Akasa Paxpowers and X-Pro PSUs are incredibly good value for money.
     
  9. BillytheImpaler

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 2 Aug 2005

    Posts: 8,741

    Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA

    Quoted for truth.