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Hey, Guys I'm not good with titles lol, but here goes.

I've currently using a SHAW PSU(Yes i know there bad, and i want to get rid of it ASAP, to me its like a bomb with a timer, could go off any second unexpectedly lol) and would like to get rid of it ASAP, I've had it currently for 6 months so I'm amazed it hasn't exploded yet, but here goes

I'm getting $50 dollars for Christmas however I'm wondering if the PSU, I plan to get is good, and will last at least 2-3 years.

The PSU is a Cooler Master OEM S Series RS400-ASABS1 400Watt 80Plus Silver Power Supply Unit.

1. Is this PSU any good, or should i go for a dearer one
2. If this PSU dies, will it take my entire computer down with it?
3. Is it good quality?
4. On a scale from 1-10 how bad are SHAW PSU? I think there bad, but would like your say on them.

Just to put it out there, I only need 400 watts since this is only a programming computer, and i like to do retro gaming xD, anything higher then 400 watts would be over kill for what i need.

Also, sorry about my bad grammar and spelling, half the reason why i have spelling problems is due to my hearing issues, and i wasn't really taught grammar well at school.

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Yes, that PSU would perfectly suit your needs, but I would definitely recommend Corsair power supplies, like the Corsair VS450. Corsair are well-known for their high-quality parts that last for a long period of time. Currently, I am using this bad boy.
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Why not get a Corsair CX430 instead its not great but its fine for what you are going to use your system for.
 

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@shilka Seems like a Good PSU, but my computer shop doesn't sell them :/ they only sell the VS Series
The VS series is trash so dont get one of those.
i dont know that Cooler Master you like cany chance you can give me the name and not the model code?

Or better yet you can give me a link to that shop if they have a site and i can take a look what they have at what price.
 

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Its rubbish ripple is 120mv which is right on the limit of ATX specifications.
No you should not buy that PSU and its not even a 400 watt unit more like 350 watt in the real world.
 

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Ah, i see, I'm guessing that would be a bad thing then, because my computer would push that to the limit?

What about the Thermal Take Litepower 500W OEM?
 

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Ah, i see, I'm guessing that would be a bad thing then, because my computer would push that to the limit?

What about the Thermal Take Litepower 500W OEM?
Even worse.
 

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What about the EVGA 430W Power Supply?
If that bad, then what ones do you recommend that are in my price range, I might have to by them online.
 

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Nah, the local computer shop doesn't, I just want a better PSU then i currently have, you know those generic cheep PSUs the no names and stuff like that, I just don't want one that will destroy my computer if it fails.
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Nah, the local computer shop doesn't, I just want a better PSU then i currently have, you know those generic cheep PSUs the no names and stuff like that, I just don't want one that will destroy my computer if it fails.
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Cant you get them to order something because what they is all rubbish
 

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I'm not entirely sure, I don't think so though, should the EVGA be okay to use in the mean time until i can afford something much better?
 

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for an inexpensive power supply, evga would be fine.

There are online stores that constantly have rebate deals on the corsair 430. I picked up one for 14.99 after rebate (20 dollar), no fuss, no muss with Corsair.

That said, i do have a EVGA 500 watt power supply in about 30+ computers at my work, and have not had an issue with anyof them. These are your standard dell 960's and 990's.. nothing to fancy mind you...
 
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