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Best bang for buck PSU?

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

  1. Midget^


    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?

    Asrock Dual SataII
    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


    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


    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


    Joined: 18 Aug 2005

    Posts: 5,235

    Location: Lincoln

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


    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.