Is This Power Supply Any Good?

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/powersupplies/nov-psg500.html


Is it safe to use?

Thanks, Adamyjake
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  1. its only got a 2 year warranty

    spend a little more on a well known brand and look for a 5 year warranty
  2. Agreed, PSu is the baseline of a good system.

    Look at the Antec NEO ECO 520w. Cheap but very reliable.
  3. 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.
  4. 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?
  5. 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
  6. 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 ??
  7. 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
  8. 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?
  9. in theory--yes
  10. 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
  11. okay thanks, i might go for an xcase psu instead.
  12. adamyjake said:
    okay thanks, i might go for an xcase psu instead.


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


    Geeesh - thot he was looking to upgrade!
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