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Is this PSU any good it's very cheap :)

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stool

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Dec 20, 2000
Location
Albany, NY
Never heard of the brand before. If you are going to put it into a system with good hardware, you are better off looking for a quality name brand. A good PSU sets a solid foundation for the rest of your system.
 

repo man11

Member
Joined
Dec 28, 2001
I agree with Stool. Go with a name brand, you'll be glad later on. I don't know the exchange rates, so I'm not sure how that comes out in dollars. Before I started coming here, I bought a generic 400 watt off of Ebay. It came to about $40.00 shipped. After I started coming here, I began to wonder how good of a deal it really was. Then I did some digging, and I found a site that sells the exact same one for $13.00! And I wouldn't buy it over again for that much, with a fairly mild overclock, my +5 volt is down to 4.79. It really is one of the foundations of a good system, especially for an overclocker.
 

Cooler666

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Jan 30, 2002
I buy sometimes from that site, but that looks like a generic value PSU, i wouldn't trust it.
If you want a good case for overclocking jungle.com sell the Aopen h600A for £60 and it comes with a PSU.
If you want the best case get a lian-li for £100+
 

CyberFed

Member
personally i dont agree i think a generic psu is fine, i have a cheapo 400watt psu and it runs all my equipment fine no problems, but i guess some people feel otherwise, i guess if one day i power this thing up and a chunk explodes i might change my mind, but until then cheap = good cause im broke!
 

stool

Senior Member
Joined
Dec 20, 2000
Location
Albany, NY
Most of the people who recommend good PSUs usually do so because of experiences with crappy generic stuff. If you can eliminate a potential problem before it occurs(and can afford to), its worth the effort.