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Is This Power Supply Any Good?

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November 26, 2012 2:29:40 PM

I want to buy this case, but i'm worried if it blows will it take my system with it?
http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/powersupp...


Is it safe to use?

Thanks, Adamyjake

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a b ) Power supply
November 26, 2012 3:08:39 PM

its only got a 2 year warranty

spend a little more on a well known brand and look for a 5 year warranty
a b ) Power supply
November 26, 2012 3:34:00 PM

Agreed, PSu is the baseline of a good system.

Look at the Antec NEO ECO 520w. Cheap but very reliable.
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November 26, 2012 3:44:52 PM

mcnumpty23 said:
its only got a 2 year warranty

spend a little more on a well known brand and look for a 5 year warranty

hey, thanks but i was'nt looking at the warranty, because thats not covered for my other parts of my system only the psu.
November 26, 2012 3:45:50 PM

Novuake said:
Agreed, PSu is the baseline of a good system.

Look at the Antec NEO ECO 520w. Cheap but very reliable.



okay thanks, does UVP/OVP/OPP/SCP/OCP/OTP mean its protected? UnderVoltage Protection?? does that portect it?
a b ) Power supply
November 26, 2012 3:47:59 PM

adamyjake said:
hey, thanks but i was'nt looking at the warranty, because thats not covered for my other parts of my system only the psu.



yes i know that

but any decent psu maker has the confidence in their product to give a 5 year warranty

so therefore only a 2 year warranty implies the psu is made from inferior components
November 26, 2012 3:57:37 PM

mcnumpty23 said:
yes i know that

but any decent psu maker has the confidence in their product to give a 5 year warranty

so therefore only a 2 year warranty implies the psu is made from inferior components


oh, i see cool. thanks also what do that mean?


UVP/OVP/OPP/SCP/OCP/OTP ??
a b ) Power supply
November 26, 2012 4:13:02 PM


SCP - Short circuit protection
OPP - Overpower (overload) protection
OCP - Overcurrent protection
OTP - Overtemperature protection
OVP - Overvoltage protection
UVP - Undervoltage protection
UPS - Uninterruptable Power Supply
PSU - Power Supply Unit
SMPSU - Switch-Mode Power Supply Unit


November 26, 2012 4:28:36 PM

mcnumpty23 said:
SCP - Short circuit protection
OPP - Overpower (overload) protection
OCP - Overcurrent protection
OTP - Overtemperature protection
OVP - Overvoltage protection
UVP - Undervoltage protection
UPS - Uninterruptable Power Supply
PSU - Power Supply Unit
SMPSU - Switch-Mode Power Supply Unit


so this means, if it blows it wont kill any thing else?
a b ) Power supply
November 26, 2012 4:57:46 PM

in theory--yes

a c 260 ) Power supply
November 26, 2012 5:44:11 PM

adamyjake said:
so this means, if it blows it wont kill any thing else?


Yes - if in fact the unit really does have all those protections. The same low end makers
that lie about the wattage output will also lie about protections.

However, my gut feel is you're OK til you upgrade.

Tom
November 26, 2012 6:25:08 PM

okay thanks, i might go for an xcase psu instead.
a b ) Power supply
November 26, 2012 6:30:04 PM

adamyjake said:
okay thanks, i might go for an xcase psu instead.


Seriously? How did you get to that conclusion?
a c 260 ) Power supply
November 26, 2012 6:40:37 PM

Novuake said:
Seriously? How did you get to that conclusion?


Geeesh - thot he was looking to upgrade!
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