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28-03-2011, 20:34   #1
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alternative PSU

Hey,

My 2 year old hardwareversand has a Corsair VX550W 550 Watt power supply and it's in a boot cycle and I'm pretty sure it's the PSU fault as I've tried everything. Problem is, I can't seem to find that exact PSU anymore.

Anyone have any ideas what I could use as a similiar replacement? If i get an Antec one with the same Wattage will it work just as good?
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28-03-2011, 21:00   #2
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The VX has a 5 year warranty.
http://www.corsair.com/vx550w.html?_..._from_store=en

HWV charge €30 for postage so if you're just getting a PSU, it might be cheaper elsewhere (unless you know someone ordering).

What kind of money do you have in mind?

Edit: In the same region...

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/550w-...nt-cooling-fan
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/500w-...-12v-120mm-fan
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/500w-...-fan-dual-rail
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/500w-...-12v-120mm-fan
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/500w-...ncy-silent-fan
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/600w-...e-18db-eps-12v
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/650w-...-low-noise-fan
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/650w-...-12v-135mm-fan
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/650w-...-12v-120mm-fan
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/650w-...-12v-135mm-fan

Last two are modular and quite good.

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spend as little as possible because i'm not even sure the PSU is definitely the problem. i'm not planning to buy with hardwareversand, just any place that has cheap PSUs. thanks for the links
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MASSIVE BUMP

Still havn't got around to this

Still not sure if it's the power supply and I can see myself buying a €150 PSU for it still not to work. So I was planning on buying this really cheap one, just to get the PC booting again:
http://www.pixmania.ie/ie/uk/8934883...r-unit-65.html

It's 650W and pretty sure it would work with my old compnents:
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Memory 4GB-Kit DDR2 Corsair Twin2X DHX CL5, PC6400/800
No.: HV30ACF7DE Arctic Freezer 7 Pro Sockel 775
Old Power Supply No.: HVR550CSDE Corsair VX550W 550 Watt
Motherboard No.: HV1126ICDE Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3 ,Intel P35, ATX, PCI-Express
CPU No.: HV20QT66DE Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Tray, 8192Kb, LGA775, 64bit, Kentsfield
No.: HV202LS5DE Logitech Cordl. Desktop S510
No.: HV203NZBDE NZXT HU001B, ATX, ohne Netzteil, schwarz
No.: HVZPCDE Rechner - Zusammenbau
No.: HV1351S2DE Samsung HD501LJ 500GB 7200,16 MB Cache
Hard Drive 1 No.: HV1351S2DE Samsung HD501LJ 500GB 7200,16 MB Cache
Hard Drive 2 No.: HV207S3SDE Samsung SH-203N schwarz bare SATA
gRAPHICS cARD No.: HV1021SWDE Sapphire Radeon HD 2600Pro 512MB GDDR2, PCI-Express
No.: HV25HX20DE Wavemaster HPX 2000M
Would really appreciate someone more knowledgeable than me having a quick glance at that cheap PSU and seeing if it will work once. I understand a cheap PSU can be disastrous but if this works and I actually boot into Windows, I'll be ordering a more expensive one straight way.
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