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what about if I get insurance for my computer? (which costs nothing) unless the computer blows up. but then I can get it replaced for a small fee (about £20-£40)
I really need time, I need to save up, then shave up, then get my psu when I have the monies.

Would you say my computers hanging by a string?
i say just get a new psu and you'll be fine for a while, and get a good brand one, not ACE or some cheap crap like that.
maybe after you get a psu you should consider saving up for an entirely new rig i'm sure that thing's starting to show it's age, at least for gaming.
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post #12 of 49
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what about if I get insurance for my computer? (which costs nothing) unless the computer blows up. but then I can get it replaced for a small fee (about £20-£40)
I really need time, I need to save up, then shave up, then get my psu when I have the monies.
Well, if the insurance would cover the loss of everything in your computer case due to the failure of a PSU like this one, then I guess it would be worth it so that you have a little more peace of mind while trying to get a new PSU.

However, I'd like to say that even if you have to borrow the money from someone, then it would be worth it so that you don't suddenly find yourself without a computer some day. I mean, it could happen today, or it could happen a year from now. Generic PSUs are a bit unpredictable. :/ At least by borrowing money you get to get a new PSU sooner, and you get the chance of paying that person back bit by bit.

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Would you say my computers hanging by a string?
Unfortunately, I think I'm unable to make that call (remotely like this, at least). Plus, I don't know what that sound means that you're hearing. It could be harmless (just a shoddy fan installation), or it could be the result of too much stress on the PSU. I wouldn't know.
Edited by TwoCables - 1/9/11 at 11:49pm
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post #13 of 49
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okay, what about EZ cool?? are they any good for 400watt £30.
    
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post #14 of 49
With your limited means, this is what I would recommend:
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/185183
It's not the best PSU but it's hard to beat for the price and it will be perfectly fine for your computer.

This is the absolute cheapest unit I could find that I would also recommend, out of several websites I just checked for you (scan.co.uk, overclockers.co.uk, aria.co.uk, ebuyer.com).
post #15 of 49
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okay, what about EZ cool?? are they any good for 400watt £30.
Unfortunately, it's crap compared to this:

Corsair CX430 £36.46 Inc. Vat http://www.ebuyer.com/product/240998

Corsair CX430 again for £36.62 Inc. Vat http://www.overclock.co.uk/product/C...ail_34892.html

So for £6.46 more, you can have something that's way better and significantly more trustworthy.
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post #16 of 49
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Unfortunately, it's crap compared to this:

Corsair CX430 £36.46 Inc. Vat http://www.ebuyer.com/product/240998

Corsair CX430 again for £36.62 Inc. Vat http://www.overclock.co.uk/product/C...ail_34892.html

So for £6.46 more, you can have something that's way better and significantly more trustworthy.
You must understand mate, I cannot buy online, there are no major stock companies in my area... only EZ cool is the best I can find. its either that or replacing my ACE for another ACE ...
    
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You must understand mate, I cannot buy online, there are no major stock companies in my area... only EZ cool is the best I can find. its either that or replacing my ACE for another ACE ...
I didn't know that.
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post #18 of 49
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I didn't know that.
Thats ok,

Do you recommend the EZ-cool over my ACE ???
    
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post #19 of 49
Why can't you order online? If you do not have a debit or credit card, surely you could find a friend or parent or a professor who would do it for you if you gave them cash.. especially if you give them a bit of a tip for their trouble.

Or hook up your bank account to paypal.

Also, most of us couldn't recommend either of those companies- both are probably crap. (I would know even less than most here because I am used to brands common in the United States) - As I said in the line above, to save money in the long run, find a way to order a good power supply.
Edited by christian_piper - 1/10/11 at 1:50pm
post #20 of 49
They're probably both equally generic, I personally cannot recommend the EZcool to you.
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