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Inland Silver Series 500 watt PSU experiences?

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April 3, 2011 1:40:38 AM

Hey, new guy here.

I'm looking for an inexpensive PSU to build some web browser PCs for friends and family. A PSU that might also have the ability to power a lower end graphics card. Micro Center has a house brand PSU with the brand name Inland with 28 amps on the 12v rail. They call it a 500 watt PSU, but it's really about 350. I'm aware of this, but all the other numbers look pretty good. It's not 80 plus certified, but it has all the major protections. My question is has anybody used this PSU before? Any good/bad experiences?

I'm fully aware that it's not manufactured by Seasonic, and that a little bit more money will get me a lot better PSU. I'm just looking for something inexpensive that won't blow up next week.

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April 3, 2011 11:49:36 AM

well that seems like it will blow up before next week whats your budget maybe we could find you something better
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April 4, 2011 12:42:23 AM

Not to be dickish, but have you actually used the PSU? That's the feedback I'm looking for. I do appreciate the feedback, but I'm not looking to buy a $60 Antec or Corsair.

If anybody has got something similar in the neighborhood of $30 WITHOUT a rebate I'm interested, though.
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April 4, 2011 2:05:04 AM

Perhaps I would recommend this:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1504...

This is the PSU I use. While the advertised output is lower, the actual output is probably higher.
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April 4, 2011 12:56:00 PM

Its funny to watch noobs buy these cheap no name units and then come back a month later when their system is unstable or even worse it blows up. Do not skimp on your power supply it is the most important component in your system. The power supply can be the root cause of a lot of problems from instability to early hardware failure.
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April 5, 2011 1:18:50 AM

What about the Antec Basiq 430?

Looks like a decent one for the price. I can only get the rebate once, but there's a $10 off promo. It doesn't seem to have an 8 pin CPU cable, though.
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April 5, 2011 1:40:52 AM

NewtonUsaro said:
What about the Antec Basiq 430?

Looks like a decent one for the price. I can only get the rebate once, but there's a $10 off promo. It doesn't seem to have an 8 pin CPU cable, though.


Avoid the Antec Basiq series. Unlike most Antec PSUs, the Basiq series are pretty low quality. However, perhaps you should take a look at the Antec EarthWatts 430D:
http://www.frys.com/product/6159859
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April 5, 2011 3:48:36 AM

the antec 380w earthwatts is all you need for quad core CPU and single gpu setup up to ati hd6850/gtx460
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April 5, 2011 9:38:12 PM

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August 8, 2011 7:16:20 AM

NewtonUsaro said:
Hey, new guy here.

I'm looking for an inexpensive PSU to build some web browser PCs for friends and family. A PSU that might also have the ability to power a lower end graphics card. Micro Center has a house brand PSU with the brand name Inland with 28 amps on the 12v rail. They call it a 500 watt PSU, but it's really about 350. I'm aware of this, but all the other numbers look pretty good. It's not 80 plus certified, but it has all the major protections. My question is has anybody used this PSU before? Any good/bad experiences?

I'm fully aware that it's not manufactured by Seasonic, and that a little bit more money will get me a lot better PSU. I'm just looking for something inexpensive that won't blow up next week.

Thanks


I just put the (Micro Center) Inland "500W" supply (SKU: 957415) into a system that has an Asus P8H67-M PRO mobo, Core i5 2400 CPU, 8GB DDR3-1333 Ram, a 120GB Vertex 2 SSD, 2 x 2TB 7200RPM Hitachi drives, and an LG DVD-RAM drive (running Win7Pro, BTW).

The PS is a bit on the light-weight side - I bet it puts out a lot less than 500W, but I have no proof of this - nonetheless it seems to power the machine just fine, and it's quiet enough - it has one of those 120mm fans.

I originally had an OCZ 580W supply in the box, but ran short by one SATA power connector and didn't have an adapter handy - silly me, I had boxes of them at home but wasn't at home, but I did have this other supply standing by.

I'll try and remember to come back here and let you know if it blows itself up or exhibits any other odd behavior.
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August 8, 2011 2:38:42 PM

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