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Replacment PSU

 
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tallica



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 5:27 pm    Post subject: Replacment PSU Reply with quote

Can everyone recommending me a new PSU my Hiper 425W PSU is starting to make nosies and i don't want to mess around with it

This is the current psu im using i need the same number of connectors too.

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/141597

thank you
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JonS



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

you've got two choices with a PSU
either fit a cheap generic unit (like you've already got) or buy an overpriced premium unit
In your case, if you came to me with a dead PSU I'd just fit a generic 500W replacement. The exact model would depend on whatever I had available at the time - and that would be very much a decision based on cost, and what my wholesaler had in stock last time I bought some
There's a lot of rot spoken (and printed) about the benefits of different brands, and to be honest when you're in the business of fixing PCs you see little difference between them. Well maybe you do - the ones (such as your Hiper) often fitted as OEM equipment to the likes of Acer / Gateway /PB do tend to fail prematurely. They get replaced by whatever is available at the time
Only exception would be if the machine in question was some kind of high-performance graphics station or games machine, or a server. They'd get special treatment because of the high power demand / need for reliability.
But to replace a 425W Hiper? Any 500W will do
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tallica



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 10:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well my price range is 20 - 30 price range maybe 40 if i have too.

If there are recommendations that would be helpful.
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JonS



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 12:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

just looking again at the spec of that one you've got - I'd missed the 6-pin molex. Adding one of those makes it more expensive

strangely enough a 450-500W with the 6-pin works out around 40
Its cheaper to buy a 650W like this one
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/650w-colours-it-silent-120mm-silent-fan-dual-12v-rails-atx12v-v22

thats only got 5x 4-pin molexes though. You may not find one with six at a sensible price - no-one uses IDE drives now
Instead get yourself one of these splitters
http://cpc.farnell.com/pro-signal/psg01447/pc-internal-power-5-25-plug-to/dp/CS13705
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