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PSU choice

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Baker, 29 Jan 2006.

  1. Baker

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    Joined: 27 Sep 2004

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    So i have a good rig atm. I have an old PC with no PSU atm aswell which im looking to get up and running for the sake of it being there and maybe turning it into a music dedicate PC (anyone got some tips on that while im here?).

    So i need a PSU. Shall i spend £20 getting a Q-Tech 650W PSU or £40+ on an Antec 380W PSU? I know Q-Tech have had terrible reviews but is it needed to get a good PSU for a secondary rig?

    Any advice welcome, cheers.
     
  2. WJA96

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    Joined: 13 Jul 2005

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    Location: Norfolk, South Scotland

    I always look at it like this;

    How much does it cost?
    Will I ever want to resell it?
    Will anyone ever want to buy it second hand?
    The net cost is the purchase price-money recouped when it's sold hence;

    Purchase price of Q-Tec = £20
    Will I ever want to sell it - yes
    Will anyone ever want to buy it second hand? - No
    Net cost = £20-0 = £20

    Purchase price of Akasa Paxpower 400W = £40
    Will I ever want to sell it - yes
    Will anyone ever want to buy it second hand? - yes (£25?)
    Net cost = £40-£25 = £15

    So it is cheaper to buy better and upgrade later.

    Well, it works for me.