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April 20, 2010 8:22:17 AM

http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?Product...

I am bout to buy it..but i dont know if the quality is good. the price is amazing.

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April 20, 2010 9:20:37 AM

I recommend you DO NOT buy that PSU, the reason it is cheap is because it is crap. You get 100% what you pay for with PSU. Getting a bad no name PSU is not cool, it can not only wreck itself it can wreck all your components.

Is the $50 worth your hundreds of dollars worth of hardware?

Get a real brand such as Corsair or Antec.
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April 20, 2010 9:36:15 AM

No, that is not a good PSU.
Look into a quality PCP&C, Seasonic, Corsair, Enermax or Antec PSU.
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April 20, 2010 11:14:09 AM

No it's junk but you could look at the EA650.
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April 20, 2010 11:20:17 AM

What system do you have, probably you don't need a 650W PSU.
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April 20, 2010 11:23:19 AM

mosox said:
What system do you have, probably you don't need a 650W PSU.

That's true.
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April 20, 2010 6:40:22 PM

A good 650 watt PSU should be able to supply about 50 amps at 12 volts. How much does this supply?

You don't know.

Junk - and no published specs.
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April 20, 2010 8:00:39 PM

Mention your system specs and get a good recommendation on Power Supply!!!
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April 20, 2010 8:08:52 PM

Interesting posts. I see we have a unanimous verdict that the Bgears BG01190 b-Tarantula 650 watt power supply is not a high quality psu. Ubnfortunately, nobody bothered to explain to nielnield why. Luckily DellUser1 provided a link to a technical review.

The power supply is supposed to be a 650 watt psu. However, the total current on the +12 rail(s) is only 37 amps. That's the equivalent of an average 500 watt power supply. A high quality 650 watt psu will have a +12 volt rail(s) rated at 50 amps.

Unfortunately, the rest of the review is incomplete. There was no examination of the internal components. Testing was woefully incomplete. Energy efficiency was not verified. Overall, it was a very poor review that could mislead readers.

The bottom line is we can clearly see the data label in a photograph which tells us that the +12 volt rail which supplies power to the cpu, video card, and several other comoponents is weak. That is a definite red flag.

Corsair and Seasonic are two brands that have a reputation for high quality power supplies that consistently earn high marks in technical reviews. They are reliable, stable, and come with a 5 year warranty. Some of the newer models come with a 7 year warranty.
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April 21, 2010 4:28:49 AM

Better, but for a max of $70 an antec ea650 is the best deal although it is $5 over your budget on newegg at the moment.
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April 21, 2010 4:37:04 AM

I would recommend Ultra X4 PSU ! You can find them at Tigerdirect.com
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April 21, 2010 5:40:55 AM

The EA650 is easily the best deal I was just trying to keep it at 70.
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April 21, 2010 6:35:12 AM

Best answer selected by nielnield.
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April 21, 2010 6:37:19 AM

This is all we need to know about that PSU:

http://i.imgur.com/PbscJ.jpg

- It has the Underwriters Laboratories logo but not the code.

- Made in China.
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April 21, 2010 11:07:59 AM

foxmulder13 said:
I would recommend Ultra X4 PSU ! You can find them at Tigerdirect.com

Ultra is crap.
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