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300/350 Watt Jeantech PSU

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December 25, 2010 9:53:32 AM

I recently gave my girl a GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3R, C2D E6550 2.33 ghz (will be OC to 3.0 or 3.2 ghz) 2 gigs or ddr2 5300 ram (will by 1 more 1 gig stick), 2 sata 7200rmp hard drives, geforce 210, and will buy a standard sata dvd burner and the system will be used in a recycled ebox atx case with 1 80 mm fan and an led on the front of the case.

I was thinking about one of these psu to power the system.

This one: http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/jeantech-350w-atx-power-s...
or this one: http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/jeantech-300w-atx-power-s...

I went here: http://extreme.outervision.com/PSUEngine and listed the components in the system (including the cpu OC) and it said I need 227 watts to power the system. I know you always want headroom over the minimum so i'm thinking 300-350 watt psu.

I want to know if anybody has personal experience with this make of psu. I know as a tech community the first reflex is to recommend something expensive (corsair etc.) but she is on a small budget and she will only use it to browse the net, play 16 bit emulators and work on prsentations for chruch with ms office. I know its not the best brand of psu but will these blow up/ fail cause component failure?
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December 25, 2010 11:15:48 AM

tical2399 said:
I know as a tech community the first reflex is to recommend something expensive (corsair etc.) ...

No. The first reflex is to recommend something good. Unfortunately, something good is usually more expensive than something that is not.PSU's like Corsair and Antec get recommended a lot because they are good.
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December 25, 2010 2:58:59 PM

jeantech is not very good. stick to something better like antec, seasonic, corsair, etc
December 28, 2010 7:03:41 AM

jsc said:
No. The first reflex is to recommend something good. Unfortunately, something good is usually more expensive than something that is not.PSU's like Corsair and Antec get recommended a lot because they are good.


I'm sure there are some psu that are good AND cheap. I don't need or plan to spend money on a psu that is suited for xfire of hd5xxx level cards or something like that. I'm just askin if anybody knows a psu that can run a 3 ghz cpu and a geforece 210 without failing.

If you know of a corsair or antec in the 30 pound range then feel free to let me know. If not then please suggest another brand that is suitable at that price. I fail to beleive that the only two companies that make even a decent psu are antec and corsair and all others are cheap crap.

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