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i'm due to get my system within a week, and i went to a store where I got a quote but the best wattage to price ratio was the Thermaltake Litepower 600. But I can get a Vantec ION2+ 600W at another place for only $3 extra. But my uncle (who knows about computers) says any power supply will work but I just need help convincing him that the Vantec is better, any thoughts?
post #2 of 17
Both junk.

They'll probably both run it, but be useless for overclocking, with poor quality power and limited filtering. You want to run a ferrari like that on wal-mart's discount regular or on premium?
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Both junk.

They'll probably both run it, but be useless for overclocking, with poor quality power and limited filtering. You want to run a ferrari like that on wal-mart's discount regular or on premium?
This. Get something good like a Corsair or Silverstone. I know personally how terrible cheap PSUs are, don't get a cheap one!
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post #4 of 17
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okay then i'll first need ways to convince then I can get a better PSU
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Basically, a cheap PSU could fry your rig and cause you £700+ machine to be destroyed...
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Well then, tell us your dad's favourite hobby, and we can find an analogy that he'll get.
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Well then, tell us your dad's favourite hobby, and we can find an analogy that he'll get.
Cars, and I understand Cars too
post #8 of 17
Right, well, you're getting a ferrari (insert other favoured delicate imported sports car if preferred) there, and both those power supplies are like the lowest grade gas money can (but probably shouldn't) buy.
A ferrari would run best on premium, it'll run on regular, sure, but it won't run well, and you'll eventually need to repair it.

Alternatively, consider the AC power like a road, and what comes out the wall looks like a dirt road in the spring, with potholes and all kinds of junk like that. You run a sports car of any kind at high speed down there and it'll crash. Buying a good quality power supply is like spending the money to get the county to go and turn that dirt road into blacktop.
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post #9 of 17
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okay then I don't have much to spend on a PSU ($100AUD)
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post #10 of 17
Hrm, Antec Neo Eco 450, $70AU?
Corsair CX500 $85AU?
OCZ Fatality 550w $85AU
Silverstone Strider Element ST50F-ES 500w $65AU

Not the best of choices, but your limited budget is restricting me here.
Edited by allikat - 4/30/11 at 4:59am
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