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I have had my PSU for about 3 years now and not a single problem, but everyone keeps telling me it sucks. I currently have this PSU:

JeanTech Storm 700W Modular PSU
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It has never let me down. It only has 2 x 6 pin connectors so I can't use it for crossfire.

If I was to upgrade, what should I be looking at? Ideally I want something crossfire compatible as I will be crossfiring / SLI in the future. I would like modular cabling and something no dearer than £80. The rest of my rig is in my signature, I don't run multiple HDD's, I will use 2 at most.
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post #2 of 28
Yea sadly jeantec really isnt a good brand,

this psu will do the job that you want without any hassle.

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/650w-corsair-enthusiast-series-tx650m-modular-80-plus-bronze-85-eff-sli-crossfire-eps-12v
post #3 of 28
if the unit is ok - why replace it? save your money for a bulldozer upgrade.

print some silverstone label to cover jean.
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From what I have seen, a PSU starts to show its bad face when you put it under load, so for an enthusiast, a quality PSU is a must. However, if you are a normal PC user, doing things like browsing, movie/music and moderate gaming, you should be ok, but if you are doing things like benching, stressing, you will be better off with a better PSU(Assuming your PSU is known to be a bad brand as I have never heard of it before)

If you want to upgrade, refer to
http://www.overclock.net/power-supplies/183810-faq-recommended-power-supplies.html

Look for 700-799w PSUs.

XFX ones are said to very good for the price.
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/750w-psu-xfx-p1-750s-nlb9-85-eff-80-plus-bronze-sli-crossfire-eps-12v-quiet-fan-atx
    
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thank-you. I am overclocking my whole system and its been 100% stable for the past 6 months. My system does randomly ramp up sometimes and there is a whining / whering noise when it does ramp up but apart from that its been ok.

Many PSU's don't seem to be modular anymore, why is that?
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Do not care what people say man... If you are running everything stable and for a long time it shows your psu is fine smile.gif
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post #8 of 28
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Guys, sorry to dig up a slightly older thread of mine....Will I see any advantages of upgrading my PSU? I keep thinking of buying a 850w PSU so I don't have any problem with dual cards in the future....the PSU I have now is noisy under load and makes a whining / whistling sound

I do keep looking at these, I know they are Novatechs own brand but I bought my cousin the 500W version and i'm sooooo impressed with the quality of the unit and its soooo silent. £74 for a 850w or £64 for a 750w

http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/prods/components/powersupplies/novatech/nov-psb850.html
Edited by Darylrese - 9/1/11 at 7:50am
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post #9 of 28
The novatech own brand is supposedly the same platform as the OCZ Mod-x-stream with all japanese caps. It's not quite a Corsair/SeaSonic or a SilverStone, but it's a country mile ahead of that junktech.

Edit: If you do get one, and don't mind trashing the warranty, we could do with some internal pics to confirm that it is the OCZ by another name.
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I heard they were made by OCZ too and just rebadged. I'm very impressed with my cousins 500w unit.
I'm just unsure if I NEED a new PSU. A lot of people tell me how rubbish my PSU is but they don't give me a reason why apart from being a cheap brand. It works, it just makes a strange noise when it ramps up. My cousins doesn't get any louder even when under load!! The loudest thing in his PC is his DVD-RW drive!

Can anyone give me some reasons to upgrade? My rig as it is in my signature at the moment.

I'd like to keep the warranty and I don't fancy electricuting myself anytime soon haha

Would I need a 850w or is a 750w sufficiant? The only upgrades I can see me making is a second graphics card and maybe a SSD in the next year.
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