What do you guys think of getting coolermaster PSU?

Hey i want to get a 500 watt psu for buying an intel i5 2400 or 2300 (depends on what is cheper) and a gts450 or a 5770 or something like that.

http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Power+Supplies/650W+or+less/650W+Arianet+Black+Series+Silent+ATX2.2+Power+Supply+?productId=39798

that product is a CIT product ^

http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Power+Supplies/650W+or+less/500W+Coolermaster+Elite+Power+ATX2.3+Power+Supply+-+OEM+?productId=44244

thats a coolermaster ^


what do you think, psus are overpriced imo. I mean seriously, 50 quid for a 500 watt psu is LOADS. But what do you guys think?
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  1. Stay away from the cool master..
  2. Generally stay away from Cooler Master since their PSUs are crappy. But they have a couple of expensive ones (over $100 USD) that are actually pretty decent based on indepth technical reviews.
  3. why?

    what do you reccomend appart from corsair? i want something good but cheap.

    what about cit? my friend has cit and said it was really good.
  4. budget and wattage requirements?
  5. How about this -

    www.scan.co.uk/products/550w-xfx-p1-550s-xxb9-80plus-bronze-certified-core-edition-wired-single-easyrail-power-supply
  6. Yes EMperus the XFX is the one to get on that kind of budget, XFX make decent quality PSUs.
  7. corsair-xfx-seasonic-pc power and cooling-antec certain models-thermaltake certain models.
  8. Yep! the XFX Emperus linked is an excellent unit.
    http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=225
    XFX PRO550W- £44.64 Inc VAT
    http://www.micomonline.co.uk/products.asp?partno=P1%2D550S%2DXXB9&go
    Kind of hard to recommend anything else since other good 500W units costs £40-50.
  9. hmm ok thanks i guess ill spend that much.

    What about CIT though?

    BTW do you know any other good website to buy parts online with good reputattion like ebuyer etc...
  10. I've never read a review of a CIT unit, maybe that's because I've only looked once or twice. The main reason is that no one reviews them properly. So as far as I'm concerned if you go with a CIT unit then you are taking a chance, which can't be recommended, obviously if you are happy to take the chance and fully realise what could happen then fair enough.

    I've bought from CCLonline a few times, I would trust them. Overclockers.co.uk can be decent but atm their £50 PSUs aren't worth bothering with. Usually I think their deals are worth checking out, but you can probably only really take advantage of them when you have free delivery after having 250 posts on their forums.

    Microdirect are especially good for RAM prices and selection.

    Quiet PC have a UK store.

    There are a lot of fans of the Be Quiet Pure Power L7 530W, altho again I haven't seen a really good review of it.

    I think the Silverstone Strider Essential 500W unit is decent (£46):
    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/500w-silverstone-sst-st50f-es-strider-80-plus-80-eff-sli-crossfire-34db-eps-12v-120mm-fan

    SilverPower Green Power 500W 80Plus £49
    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/500w-silverpower-sp-ss-500-green-power-80-plus-120mm-fan-atx12v

    People say that you should never cheap out on PSU and I'd much prefer to have this even tho you have to pay more:
    Antec High Current Gamer HCG-520 80Plus Bronze £56
    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/520w-antec-high-current-gamer-80plus-bronze-135mm-quiet-fan-atx12v-23-eps12v-v291-psu
  11. is silverstone good?

    its 46 quid so looks good :/

    can someone list all the good makes of psus cus its really confusing, coolermaster sounds like a goodmake but it isnt.

    thanks
  12. Coolermaster is decent.. They just do not have a good lineup as opposed to the likes of Corsair, Seasonic, Antec and XFX.. So its these manufacturers whose products you need to sought out first.. Keep Coolermaster in your second list..
  13. A review of the Silverstone:
    http://www.sweclockers.com/recension/12226-nataggregat-i-budgetklassen-2010/7
    translated: http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=es&rurl=translate.google.es&sl=auto&tl=en&u=http://www.sweclockers.com/recension/12226-nataggregat-i-budgetklassen-2010/7

    Which doesn't look that bad to me, the only slight 'problem' is ripple and noise on the 3.3 and 5V rail are quite close to the spec, where people usually like these to be less than half the spec, but the 3.3 and 5V rail aren't that important these days, so it's better to have 'mediocrity' on the 3.3/5V rail rather than the 12V rail.

    The Cooler Master Silent Pro line is something that I would consider for one of my own builds.

    Other good brands include: Enermax, SilverPower and Tagan (the newer ones that use Seasonic as OEM), Silverstone. There are a lot of other brands which sell good units, but you have to check to make sure you are actually buying one of those.
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