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Cheap but reliable PSU

  • 23-06-2017 9:43am
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    Registered Users Posts: 565 ✭✭✭ Aodhan5000


    Hi all,
    Looking for a fairly cheap (less then 50 quid if possible)but reliable PSU. It needs to be about 500 watts but it doesn't have to be modular. Thanks


Comments

  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 17,568 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Kimbot


    I thought you could build and price any machine cheaper than manufacturers already? So surely you already know the answer to this.


  • Registered Users Posts: 565 ✭✭✭ Aodhan5000




  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 17,568 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Kimbot


    That would be grand to use, does the power supply have to be 500W? Like could it be 450? If so then have a look at this one: https://de.pcpartpicker.com/product/k72kcf/corsair-power-supply-cp9020049ww


  • Registered Users Posts: 565 ✭✭✭ Aodhan5000


    Would I be better off with the 80+? Personally I think yes but corsair are a pretty reliable brand.


  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 17,568 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Kimbot


    Aodhan5000 wrote: »
    Would I be better off with the 80+? Personally I think yes but corsair are a pretty reliable brand.

    The corsair is a grand unit, I have one running the last 4/5 years with no problems at all.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 565 ✭✭✭ Aodhan5000


    Is it quiet though, I've read some reviews saying it's kinda loud.


  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 17,568 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Kimbot


    Aodhan5000 wrote: »
    Is it quiet though, I've read some reviews saying it's kinda loud.

    The only noise out of my machine is the extraction/cooling fans. Nothing/very little at all from the power unit :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,578 ✭✭✭ DesperateDan


    If there's one thing I wouldn't cheap out on it's a PSU. Speaking from experience unreliable PSUs are often hard to pin down - sporadic, instant shutdowns with no dump files etc., 3 channels of fluctuating voltage to test, and often require tools like a multimeter and some serious fiddling to properly test. Any problems you read up on PSUs, the first thing people ask are is it a cheapo brand or not.

    Definitely would make sure I bought a reputable brand.


  • Registered Users Posts: 18,203 ✭✭✭✭ K.O.Kiki




  • Registered Users Posts: 565 ✭✭✭ Aodhan5000


    Is it modular?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 36,082 ✭✭✭✭ ED E


    Aodhan5000 wrote: »
    Would I be better off with the 80+? Personally I think yes but corsair are a pretty reliable brand.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 18,203 ✭✭✭✭ K.O.Kiki


    Aodhan5000 wrote: »
    Is it modular?

    Sorry, no.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 29,935 ✭✭✭✭ TerrorFirmer


    There are cheap, junk PSUs that are to only be avoided regardless of what the use is - Arctic, CIT, Ace, etc.

    Then there are cheap but functional units that are fine as long as you don't expect too much of them (eg to run them on very load very frequently) - Aerocool Integrator, EVGA white, Corsair VS, etc.


  • Registered Users Posts: 130 ✭✭ Alpha8


    A Corsair CX450M is your best bet - 80+ Bronze, Japanese Caps and is semi-Modular.


  • Registered Users Posts: 546 fleet


    If there's one thing I wouldn't cheap out on it's a PSU.

    This x1000

    Power issues cause all manner of weirdness.

    Corsair is a fine brand though.


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