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New PSU

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by P373, 24 Mar 2012.

  1. P373

    Gangster

    Joined: 14 Apr 2007

    Posts: 165

    So the fan on my psu has started getting really loud. After cleaning it out and it still being loud I decided I'm due a new one as its 5 years old anyway. Anyway my question is if you had the choice which one of the following would you go for:

    1 x Sharkoon WPM 500W Modular '80 Plus' Power Supply £46.99
    1 x OCZ ZS Series 550W '80 Plus Bronze' Power Supply £46.98
    1 x Corsair Builder Series CX 500W V2 '80 Plus' Power Supply (CMPSU-500CXUKV2) £44.99

    Any input/experiences would be great, especially when it comes to the Sharkoon as I haven't heard anything about them good or bad.
     
  2. Incapable

    Gangster

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    Location: Surrey

  3. Nigel014

    Gangster

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    Location: Cornish dairy land

    Although I would also recommend corsair, the CX series is poor in terms of corsairs standards. I had a CX 600 a while back and it blew up within a month, maybe I was just unlucky but I have heard bad things about the CX series. Therefore I would recommend the OCZ out of those 3.

    The OCZ also has a 3 year warranty compared to the Corsairs 2 year warranty.
     
  4. 95thrifles

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    OCZ
     
  5. stulid

    Capo Crimine

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    Neither, the XFX as mentioned is far better.
     
  6. i5aces

    Hitman

    Joined: 29 Jan 2012

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    Location: Andover

    Besides cost is there any disadvantage to getting a psu with more than you need.
    i.e if I need 500w is there any reason not to get 1000w
    So long as there both good brands
     
  7. Lemin

    Mobster

    Joined: 8 Jul 2009

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    Location: Folkestone

    It will live longer.....
     
  8. P373

    Gangster

    Joined: 14 Apr 2007

    Posts: 165

    Cheers for the input guys, ordered the XFX PSU, the 5-year warrenty is almost definately worth the extra £5 and the quality seems really good.
     
  9. philds

    Gangster

    Joined: 5 Nov 2005

    Posts: 230

    The XFX PSUs are pretty darn good, I've got the 1000W one and the fan is usually off as it doesn't turn on until round the 250-300W mark!