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High Power Plus 500w PSU worth keeping?

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August 9, 2010 2:14:07 PM

Hello, my uncle just came from pcworld and brought this psu for 50pound, im wondering if its worth getting back money and buying another or if its a decent one, i never heard of this brand before.
ill be using it with core2duo hd4850
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August 9, 2010 2:16:34 PM

You will probably be fine. Even if its a no name brand. it'll pull out enough power!
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August 9, 2010 2:21:20 PM

I'd say get a decent one from a recognized company, High Power seems to be quite a small-market company, and the specs for that PSU isn't one for 50 pounds.
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August 9, 2010 2:26:03 PM

never... ever... ever. use a junky power supply. It is by FAR the most important piece of equipment in your computer.
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August 9, 2010 2:29:00 PM

I would disagree with you. Dell, apple, etc. Majority of OEM's use crap psu's to save money, you don't see many of their psu's failing. Most of the time its their hardware that fails first. haha. But seriously dude, although I would have researched and picked a better psu, t he one you got should be just fine.
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August 9, 2010 2:37:45 PM

Computerrock1 said:
I would disagree with you. Dell, apple, etc. Majority of OEM's use crap psu's to save money, you don't see many of their psu's failing. Most of the time its their hardware that fails first. haha. But seriously dude, although I would have researched and picked a better psu, t he one you got should be just fine.

OEMS actually use decent PSUs that can at least (mostly) deliver its rated power. They just cheap out on the Watts and "quality"

With some generic PSU you buy (EG. Diablotek RPM) it can barely do 50% of its rated wattage.

The fact is, when you can get this for under 50 pounds, getting less for the money doesn't seem so smart.
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August 9, 2010 5:07:10 PM

PILLAGER said:
are silverstone supposed to be the best psu you can buy? i was looking at this stealthxstream 2 http://www.eclipsecomputers.com/product.aspx?code=PSO-5...
you think that silverstone is better than this? i like the ocz because it says its super silent and my psu i got now is noisy

No, it was just an example of a decent PSU.
The OCZ is decent for the price, but don't count on it being "silent".
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August 9, 2010 5:33:43 PM

silverstones tend to be very good. but not neccessarily the best...the ocz is slightly less quality and probably noisier (its still a good psu though)
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