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Cheap (but not too nasty) PSU for older PC

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Confused, 30 May 2006.

  1. Confused


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 8,019

    Hi all,

    Got an old PC (K7S5A, Athlon 1.4GHz, hdd, cdrom) which has a dead PSU, just stopped running one day. Checked it all out with PSU from my machine, which works fine.

    Am looking for a PSU that's nice and cheap, say up to ~£20, cheaper the better (less money spent on this means they can get a new PC sooner, but they need this one up and running ASAP)

    Thanks in advance for the help :)
  2. VaderDSL


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 15,307

    Location: Manchester

    You could browse the For Sale forums for old 400W Sparkle, 375W? Enermax's etc. :)
  3. semi-pro waster

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 27 Sep 2004

    Posts: 25,829

    Location: Glasgow

    I think VaderDSL is right your best option for a quality PSU that cheap is to go second-hand. However almost any PSU will run a PC of that specification, I was running one with a similar specification although 2x Optical and 3x hard drives for about 3-4 years on a generic 300w right up until I sold it. So basically anything should do, even dare I say it Q-Tec :)