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PSU brands... which are reliable?


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#1 ZT-repairseek

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Posted 06 January 2009 - 08:55 PM

well, as the topic says, I'm looking to find out which brands are reliable before I go spending money.

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Posted 06 January 2009 - 09:54 PM

"Reliable" PSUs would probably be brand name companies such as Antec, Thermaltake, Cooler Master, Enermax, etc.

A reliable, "good" PSU would probably be around the $40 range. I use a CoolerMaster PSU in one of my systems .

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Posted 06 January 2009 - 10:20 PM

I have never had a good experience with Antec, I personally like Corsair and Silverstone.

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Posted 07 January 2009 - 09:07 PM

I swear by PC Power and Cooling - but they're expensive!
With my latest PC I'm using a Silverstone.

I've used Zalman and Thermaltake without any issues also.
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Posted 09 January 2009 - 04:26 PM

okay so... that combined with some advice gleaned elsewhere makes three votes for thermaltake, one for and against antec and a "maybe" for it too, two for silverstone, and some various other companies with one vote apiece.

I've been directed to a specific thermaltake PSU, at $60 or thereabouts. my local officemax stocks some by antec, but the outlook isn't going well for them at this point. the 500w antec that officemax has is about $50... the thermaltake is gonna require shipping charges, of course... ugh, too many needs, not enough money at once....

so yeah, any more votes on any more brands or the same ones mentioned?

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Posted 09 January 2009 - 07:44 PM

http://www.jonnyguru.com/index.php

Lots of PSU reviews. Good read if you have the time.

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