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460W Gigabyte Power supply - £25.84

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Top quality whisper quiet Gigabyte branded 460w ATX PSU

Ideal for low to mid end build's

Active PFC
Low Noise
High efficiency
12cm Silent fan
Full ventilated rear plate
Cold power switch
Over current/voltage Protection
Short circuit protection
2x Auxiliary 3-pin connector
1.8kg (gross)
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#1
lol you gave me a good laugh as i though this power supply is for some time machine like back to the future but than realised its not Gigawatt
#2
Great Scott!!!!!!
#3
1.21 gigawatts to be precise!

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/92/Fluxcapacitor.JPG
#4
Dunno if I'd trust this in a PC. Seems very lightweight for a 460w PSU. Had a PSU blow on my g/f's dad's PC and take out everything in the case so buyer beware. All the extra weight in power supplies is for cooling and also means the components used in them are heavy duty. Light usually equals crapola.

Also found cheaper here. http://www.lambda-tek.com/componentshop/index.pl?origin=gbase28.2&prodID=B94471

Voted cold. Brrrrrrrrrr

Something like this would be better and is not much more expensive.

http://www.kikatek.com/product_info.php?products_id=2770#specs
banned#5
Everyone brace yourselves for the swarm of 'You need at least a 1400w psu to power your celeron!' gang...

460w = plenty more than enough for *anyone* unless you have a SLI/crossfire/watercooled setup.
banned#6
Anarchist
Everyone brace yourselves for the swarm of 'You need at least a 1400w psu to power your celeron!' gang...

460w = plenty more than enough for *anyone* unless you have a SLI/crossfire/watercooled setup.

actually misinformation like you've posted is as bad as the loonies going over the top about PSUs.

460 will not be enough for some (Single) cards, especially with extra sata drives, HD or optical.

To say its plenty for anyone is just utter rubbish, especially as this isn't a top end brand.
#7
Quick info from guru3D:

Now bare with me here as we built a completely new high-end system for this test. We used a new Core 2 Duo X6800 Extreme Processor, the new nForce 680i mainboard, a Zalman cooler, DVD-rom and WD raptor driver. All that in combo with the GeForce 8800 GTX summed up to a peak load of 363 Watts and the GeForce 8800 GTS at 338 Watts


Extreme processor and power hungry cards. Max consumption 363 watts. Even with a few extra HD's you shouldn't have a problem. If sticking in 2 graphics cards, then yes you do need a more beefy PSU.
Very good deal.
#8
LOL @ people cursed by celeron.
#9
Anarchist
Everyone brace yourselves for the swarm of 'You need at least a 1400w psu to power your celeron!' gang...

460w = plenty more than enough for *anyone* unless you have a SLI/crossfire/watercooled setup.


True. But a low quality PSU can lead to system instability and can fail and kill all of the components in your PC. As I said I'd be worried about a PSU this light being able to handle a 460w load for any extended period of time.

Fabula
Quick info from guru3D:

Now bare with me here as we built a completely new high-end system for this test. We used a new Core 2 Duo X6800 Extreme Processor, the new nForce 680i mainboard, a Zalman cooler, DVD-rom and WD raptor driver. All that in combo with the GeForce 8800 GTX summed up to a peak load of 363 Watts and the GeForce 8800 GTS at 338 Watts


Extreme processor and power hungry cards. Max consumption 363 watts. Even with a few extra HD's you shouldn't have a problem. If sticking in 2 graphics cards, then yes you do need a more beefy PSU.
Very good deal.


The thing you don't quite get is the fact that you need beefy 12v rails to run a card like an 8800. 460w is just the amount of power the PSU can put out over all of it's rails. So while you might not be maxing out the PSU overall you might still be maxing out the 12 or 5v rails.

Gigabyte aren't well known for their PSU's and as I said this one is very lightweight. Buyer beware. Cheap out on a PSU and you might be kissing your whole computer goodbye in a week or in a year or two. Your choice. Spend another few pounds and get something better. Spend a bit more money and get an efficient PSU. You'll save on your power bills.
#10
Out of stock as well. Anyone recommend a 500w PSU? Quiet and cheap as poss...
#11
Skewen
Out of stock as well. Anyone recommend a 500w PSU? Quiet and cheap as poss...


Antec is still decent quality and this is cheap. Won't be as quiet as a more expensive PSU but you gets what you pays for.

http://www.lambda-tek.com/componentshop/index.pl?prodID=1260039

If you want a quiet one go for a Seasonic or an Antec NeoHE. Check [url]www.froogle.co.uk[/url] for pricing.

Funny that people are still voting hot when this is not the cheapest you can get it, it's not a great PSU and it's out of stock......
#12
Gigabyte ODIN = WIN.

Gigabyte normal PSU's = MEH.
#13
Jakg
Gigabyte ODIN = WIN.

Gigabyte normal PSU's = MEH.


Sorry you're right. Didn't even know that Gigabyte did a high end range of PSU's

An Odin 550W PSU costs nearly 3x as much as the ****** one the OP posted. Wonder why ;)

http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/ProductInfo.asp?WebProductID=689630

P.S Why the hell are people still voting this hot?
#14
Nice budget PSU.
banned#15
306maxi
True. But a low quality PSU can lead to system instability and can fail and kill all of the components in your PC. As I said I'd be worried about a PSU this light being able to handle a 460w load for any extended period of time.



The thing you don't quite get is the fact that you need beefy 12v rails to run a card like an 8800. 460w is just the amount of power the PSU can put out over all of it's rails. So while you might not be maxing out the PSU overall you might still be maxing out the 12 or 5v rails.

Gigabyte aren't well known for their PSU's and as I said this one is very lightweight. Buyer beware. Cheap out on a PSU and you might be kissing your whole computer goodbye in a week or in a year or two. Your choice. Spend another few pounds and get something better. Spend a bit more money and get an efficient PSU. You'll save on your power bills.


You are quite correct, but it won't stop the know-it-alls here claiming superiority
banned#16
vibeone
actually misinformation like you've posted is as bad as the loonies going over the top about PSUs.

460 will not be enough for some (Single) cards, especially with extra sata drives, HD or optical.

To say its plenty for anyone is just utter rubbish, especially as this isn't a top end brand.


Hello aforementioned looney. Thanks for not disappointing me.

Also thanks to the poster below you who provided documented and reviewed evidence that 460w IS *plenty* for everyone but sli/crossfire setups.

I made no comment about the quality (or lack of it) of this PSU, or about having stable +12v rails etc, just that 460w is plenty. You can happily run the most power hungry single card setup available today, throw in a top end core2duo, fill your SATAs up with HDs and Optical drives, fill your PCI slots, chain USB devices until it wont take anymore on the USB bus... And you STILL wouldnt get close to 460w.

And I'm a bit dubious about those that chirp in saying 'oh its only a cheap brand so it will only do 300w' etc. They wouldn't stand a chance of getting these to market should they actually be lying.
#17
For anyone who want's to pay a bit more for a really great psu : (650W corsair)

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA-008-CS
£55 + delivery
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/pimg/CA-008-CS_200.jpg

Remember, if you buy a cheep inefficient PSU, it will cost you more to run. A hight eff. PSU will save you money over the long run.
Also check out iGreen (good quality & very eff.) or my favourite Seasonic . (Pricey, but top quality).
#18
I wouldn't use it myself for a high end gaming machine. that's why in the deal I posted i suggested usage for low to mid end machines and a much better alternative to the PSU's bundled with cheap cases or ebuyer value PSU's. For this purpose it's ideal.

Plenty of power and very very quiet. Gigabyte are far from being a poor brand, there motherboards sales are second only to ASUS.

See it's out of stock now but Scan do stock this item regualrly so wouldn't imagine stock will be out for to long.
banned#19
FYI, the point im making is that the wattage these are rated at is not important. Go for a better quality one with a lower wattage rating and better +12v ratings over a higher rated one _everytime_

You don't need a 700w PSU, you need a 400w ish good quality, good brand.
#20
djfluff
For anyone who want's to pay a bit more for a really great psu : (650W corsair)

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA-008-CS
£55 + delivery
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/pimg/CA-008-CS_200.jpg).

or £53 inc. delivery from ebuyer http://www.ebuyer.com/product/135514
#21
550W version gets a favourable review here :
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/other/display/atx-psu9_5.html

460W would be fine for most people, unless they want to use a 8800GTX(GX2 etc), SLi, or Crossfire.
#22
djfluff
550W version gets a favourable review here :
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/other/display/atx-psu9_5.html

460W would be fine for most people, unless they want to use a 8800GTX(GX2 etc), SLi, or Crossfire.


Did you notice that the 550w you linked to is rated to run at 100W less than what it says on the box. If the 460w is anything like that I still wouldn't touch it. 460w may seem like a lot. But it's still a cheaply built PSU. If you want to cheap out then that's great for you. But I wouldn't buy one of these and run it in anything vaguely mid range.Buy the corsair or the Antec I posted earlier.....
#23
306maxi
Did you notice that the 550w you linked to is rated to run at 100W less than what it says on the box. If the 460w is anything like that I still wouldn't touch it. 460w may seem like a lot. But it's still a cheaply built PSU. If you want to cheap out then that's great for you. But I wouldn't buy one of these and run it in anything vaguely mid range.Buy the corsair or the Antec I posted earlier.....


The same is true for a lot of budget PSU's. Personally, I would never (again) use a cheap PSU. In a PC build. Power issues are often the most annoying and hardest to diagnose.
#24
I wish I knew what it was and understood what everyone was saying......:o
#25
djfluff
The same is true for a lot of budget PSU's. Personally, I would never (again) use a cheap PSU. In a PC build. Power issues are often the most annoying and hardest to diagnose.


Exactly why I don't see this as a hot deal. There's just too much chance for my liking it's going to have wobbly rails or that it'll fail and it'll take everything in your case out as it did to the g/f's dad. Tried the hard drive out in her PC and it caught fire.....

Perhaps it is a hot deal then if it blows all of your stuff :)
1 Like #26
agaveworm
I wish I knew what it was and understood what everyone was saying......:o


Is there anything you'd like us to explain? :)
#27
http://www.extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp

PSU wattage calculator if anyone is interested, gives you a rough idea of how much wattage you'll need for your system.

I'm in two minds about power supplies. I had a cheapo power supply in my old PC, simply because I didn't know anything about them, and it was rock solid for years. Got talking to a friend in the know who advised changing it to a known, decent brand. So I did some research on power supplies then decided to change it. Shelled out £60 on Hyper Type R after seeing hundreds of great reviews about it. Eight months later it blew, taking the motherboard, CPU and hard drives with it.

All that said, I doubt I'd trust another cheapo PSU, I've heard far more horror stories about them, than I have about the decent ones.
#28
Wotan
http://www.extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp

PSU wattage calculator if anyone is interested, gives you a rough idea of how much wattage you'll need for your system.

I'm in two minds about power supplies. I had a cheapo power supply in my old PC, simply because I didn't know anything about them, and it was rock solid for years. Got talking to a friend in the know who advised changing it to a known, decent brand. So I did some research on power supplies then decided to change it. Shelled out £60 on Hyper Type R after seeing hundreds of great reviews about it. Eight months later it blew, taking the motherboard, CPU and hard drives with it.

All that said, I doubt I'd trust another cheapo PSU, I've heard far more horror stories about them, than I have about the decent ones.


Hiper's are crapppy PSU's. Apparently they've upped their quality but I still wouldn't trust them.

A caveat to the PSU calculator you posted includes the following warning

The recommended total Power Supply Wattage gives you a general idea on what to look for BUT it is NOT a crucial factor in power supply selection! Total Amperage Available on the +12V Rail(s) is the most important, followed by the +5V amperage and then the +3.3V amperage.

Which is precisely why I wouldn't trust this 460w PSU because it is quite likely that it's going to be marginal on 1 or more of those rails and you'll have stability problems.
#29
#30
A Corsair 450w would be MUCH better than this - it's around £40, but will run up to 570w stably if you need it.
#31
80 Plus certified too so they'll be cheap to run.

I would have got a Seasonic but at the time I got my P180 the Seasonic's didn't come with long enough cables to reach. Antec NeoHE 550w has done the job well enough though.
#32
I've been running a Hiper Type R (580W) for 3 years now. Lovely PSU. Very quiet and modular. The graphics card I bought at the same time (EVGA 7900GT) however died last summer due to the memory chips suffering a rather well documented heat death issue. Hiper did make bad PSUs once upon a time, but thier quality kit is just that - quality.
#33
Jakg
A Corsair 450w would be MUCH better than this - it's around £40, but will run up to 570w stably if you need it.


Problem is people here just want cheap tat. Should be called cheaparsecrapdeals.com with some of the stuff that is on here sometimes. I appreciate that people don't want to spend lots of money but with certain things like PSU's you just end up paying with increased power usage anyway
#34
robovski;1992631
I've been running a Hiper Type R (580W) for 3 years now. Lovely PSU. Very quiet and modular. The graphics card I bought at the same time (EVGA 7900GT) however died last summer due to the memory chips suffering a rather well documented heat death issue. Hiper did make bad PSUs once upon a time, but thier quality kit is just that - quality.
Snap - I had a cheap-o PSU die and kill my mobo so I splashed out on an expensive Hiper PSU (not knowing the reputation) - it's gone from Skt. 939 Single Core machine with 6600GT's to a Quad-Core overclocked 8800GTX machine with no issues.

Mines the non-modular one - does get a little hot at the back, though.
1 Like #35
306maxi
80 Plus certified too so they'll be cheap to run.

I would have got a Seasonic but at the time I got my P180 the Seasonic's didn't come with long enough cables to reach. Antec NeoHE 550w has done the job well enough though.


I had exactly the same issue! (I have a p180 for my gaming rig). I bought a £1.50 power extension cable to reach the mobo. The rest of the cables reached ok.
#36
djfluff
I had exactly the same issue! (I have a p180 for my gaming rig). I bought a £1.50 power extension cable to reach the mobo. The rest of the cables reached ok.


Couldn't be bothered plus Ebuyer didn't stock Corsair PSU's when I bought my P180 and I wanted it all together. NeoHE is quiet as anything and the PC is stable so I don't feel like I'm missing out but I might go with a seasonic next time. Do you still have your P180?
banned#37
Jakg
Snap - I had a cheap-o PSU die and kill my mobo so I splashed out on an expensive Hiper PSU (not knowing the reputation) - it's gone from Skt. 939 Single Core machine with 6600GT's to a Quad-Core overclocked 8800GTX machine with no issues.

Mines the non-modular one - does get a little hot at the back, though.

I have a HIPER.... absolutely spot on on a 8800GTS + rest similar spec.
#38
What about this: Arctic Power 500W PSU in ebuyer for £27.35. Isnt Arctic meant to be a good brand and quiet too?
Any one have any thoughts on this one?
#39
sokelly;1993139
What about this: Arctic Power 500W PSU in ebuyer for £27.35. Isnt Arctic meant to be a good brand and quiet too?
Any one have any thoughts on this one?

Artic make good fans.

The PSU is rubbish though.
#40
robovski
I've been running a Hiper Type R (580W) for 3 years now. Lovely PSU. Very quiet and modular. The graphics card I bought at the same time (EVGA 7900GT) however died last summer due to the memory chips suffering a rather well documented heat death issue. Hiper did make bad PSUs once upon a time, but thier quality kit is just that - quality.


That's the one I had, as I said, it took the motherboard, CPU and hard drives with it when it blew. Was nice and quiet though, and the modular cables were a bonus. Still, I'll be staying away from Hiper in future.

I guess as with most things, you pay your money and take your chance.

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