Hiper 420 Watt Power Supply

  Pilch.... 02:31 12 Jan 2003
  Pilch.... 02:31 12 Jan 2003

I need to get a godo quality PSU and was wondering if this would be a good one to replace the cheap one that came with my case.

It will need to power

XP1700, 80GB Drive, 1gb SDRam max (512mb atm), CD-RW, DVD,Floppy, GF4 MX440 possibly another one next year, USB Game Pad and web cam, Cold Cathode Tube light...

It is under £40 which i think is good value but wonder if anyone has these PSU's or should i wait a bit longer and get something with a bit more grunt?

  Pilch.... 02:33 12 Jan 2003

also will have a 5.1 sound card and spaeker's installed eventually...

  David-277685 02:47 12 Jan 2003

420 W should be more than sufficient to power all that.

I currently have a 350W Antec PSU powering 2200XP+, 1GB RAM, CD-RW, DVD, 80GB Hard drive, ATI Radeon 64MB DDR, USB camera, firewire, nic, modem, sound card, and I've never (touch wood) had any problems.

  Pilch.... 02:51 12 Jan 2003

was gonna buy a cheap and cheerful, but i recently i have had problems with overloading them, so i thought pay for quality this time, not price...

  David-277685 02:59 12 Jan 2003

no point buying something cheap and crap. Surely this is one area where you don't want to be let down.

  David-277685 03:02 12 Jan 2003

scan have enermax PSU's in there today only at the mo. might be worth a look, heard alot of good things about them.

  jediknight007 04:08 12 Jan 2003

Maybe you could get a lower PSU but at a better quality for that price? I have a 350W PSU powering a Duron 1.3Ghz, 384MB SDRAM, 13GB HDD, GeForce 2 MX, CD-RW, DVD and modem. I'm planning to add more upgrades like an AMD XP 2000+, up to 1GB SDRAM and a GeForce 4 soon once I get some money and don't plan to upgrade my PSU.

  Ranger 09:25 12 Jan 2003

Maplin are doing a 450watt PSU half price at £29.99 (was £59.99)you can get it in one of their shops or their web site is click here

  Psiman 09:47 12 Jan 2003

the majority of PSUs you get when you buy a new computer case are naff. I've had two failures.

300W power supplies used to be the norm., but with the way of ever increasingly powerful graphics cards (including cooling fan) plus additional RAM (to 1GB and beyond)the entry standard for a high specification AMD computer should now be 460W not 300W.

Buy yourself a decent (quiet) PSU typically click here. Run a real time CPU temperature monitor then tweak the manual speed control on an Enermax (rheostat in my day) until you get a CPU temp of just over 50degC. Nice and quiet then. The Enermax power supply has the advantage that it has two fans (entry and exit) with a dedicated signal cable for fan speed. Definitely my preferred choice.

  Psiman 10:33 12 Jan 2003

ps. sorry about the Gamesroom, that was a bad call.

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