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post #11 of 44
Luck of the draw, I bought a Corsair TX950 for £120 last August and it blew lastnight

I have a cheapo Trust 570w PSU which is now powering the same rig
post #12 of 44
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by lostintyme;12544153 
i know a 12 year old who builds rigs that buys quality power supplies. Why can't you?

Because I have no MONEY!!!!

This is the PSU I'm going to get
Edited by overclocker23578 - 2/27/11 at 11:03am
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post #13 of 44
Quote:
Originally Posted by overclocker23578;12544193 
because i have no money!!!!

I don't mean to sound like I'm out to get you, but use common sense. If you build a computer you'd know that buying a cheap PSU instead of waiting for the money for a good PSU, is bad.
post #14 of 44
expensive doesn always mean good and cheap doesn always mean bad
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Originally Posted by overclocker23578;12544193 
Because I have no MONEY!!!!

This is the PSU I'm going to get
You have no money but you want to buy one of the most expensive PSU, when your rig only needs half of it?
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post #16 of 44
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Well I learned from my mistakes.
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post #17 of 44
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Originally Posted by andypc;12544246 
You have no money but you want to buy one of the most expensive PSU, when your rig only needs half of it?

The most expensive PSU's are £200+, and it's called future proofing.
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post #18 of 44
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Originally Posted by overclocker23578;12543996 
So I has a 450W PSU then I went and bought a Powercool 850W 80+ PSU. It was only £50 but I assumed It would be highish quality as it's 80+, big mistake. Less than 1 year down the line and here is the list of faults/problems I have with it:

Makes a high pitched whining noise even when idle

If I have to reset the CMOS it takes like 5 mins of tapping the power and playing around to get it too boot again

Is by far the noisiest thing in my rig

My bday upgrade (may) will be a HAF912+ and a CollerMaster Silent Pro Gold 800W

Super Massive overkill FTW.
     
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post #19 of 44
Quote:
Originally Posted by overclocker23578;12544077 
Well I'm 14

Yeah I am too, yet I have a TX 850.

Ask yourself, would you want to use a cheap power supply with expensive parts?

Here is an analogy from someone else on OCN.
"Buying a cheap PSU is like using a used condom. Sure it will work, but is it really a great idea?"
Edited by Citra - 2/27/11 at 11:10am
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Im 15 and worry about cheap PSUs. My HTPC is powered by a Casecom and I don't want it. But it was free and has worked for a while.
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