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Okay been offered a Vantec ION2+ 550W second-hand with a year warranty left for a very good price - bascially just less than half the price of a new Seasonic 520 unit.

Battling to find a review on the unit, does anyone have any experience with it?
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No these aren't too great PSU's. I am also from Cape Town, what are you paying?
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Ah okay. R300 or nearest offer. If it isn't great then I'll wait for a better offer.
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You should look around these sites for some good prices:

www.rebeltech.co.za
www.wootware.co.za
www.landmarkpc.co.za

Good luck. People have been saying some bad things about Coolermaster GX-Series PSU's, but I havn't had any bad experiences with it and for the price you cannot find a better one in SA. Try out the Coolermaster GX550.
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Shot for that Don't quite have enough for anything new yet.
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Originally Posted by frannyvox View Post
You should look around these sites for some good prices:

www.rebeltech.co.za
www.wootware.co.za
www.landmarkpc.co.za

Good luck. People have been saying some bad things about Coolermaster GX-Series PSU's, but I havn't had any bad experiences with it and for the price you cannot find a better one in SA. Try out the Coolermaster GX550.
That's because you haven't put enough load on it. They're not safe to use past 450WDC. Under that they're "meh" units all around.
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