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500W Silverstone Strider PSU £35.24 @ Scan

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6y, 8m agoFound 6 years, 8 months ago
add to basket on 'today only' page. free delivery through avforums/hexus.

normally about £45 when on today only. £50 when not.

nice psu that has enough grunt for most gfx cards.

review: http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/548/10
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#1
review clicky http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/548/10

item clicky http://www.scan.co.uk/product.aspx?ProductId=22764

i've got the modular version of this psu. it's nice and quiet and is currently powering an i5 system with 2 4770s in crossfire.
#2
great price
#3
Won't use them after the debacle with the £54 graphics card and their behaviour subsequently. Another HotUKDealer millerdog is taking them to court.
#4
scameron77
Won't use them after the debacle with the £54 graphics card and their behaviour subsequently. Another HotUKDealer millerdog is taking them to court.


Will not use Scan disgusting after sales just got lie after lie two weeks to change a motherboard stay well clear :x
#5
scameron77
Won't use them after the debacle with the £54 graphics card and their behaviour subsequently. Another HotUKDealer millerdog is taking them to court.


Agreed.

Voted hot, but their CS leaves an awful lot to be desired.
#6
I've got a Dell Studio Desktop, quite fancy a graphics card update at somepoint soon, currently have a 350W PSU I believe.

Is it quite simple to fit these, screws, plug in sockets or is there more too it?
#7
what about delivery cost? not everyone on avforum.
#8
Any idea how noisy it is?
#9
Not free delivery to AVFORUM users as it wants to charge me for delivery through the link that AVFORUM uses.
#10
Not often I post here but I felt compelled to chip in here. Since when were Scan ever noted for their bad customer service? I would certainly rank them as my favourite pc component supplier, never had any issues with them. One time I bought a graphics card and a week or two later it died and I had no hassle at all RMA'ing it. The free delivery isn't hard to get compared to other sites, if you're too lazy to make a few posts then that's your problem. Although I myself got it free as part of a promotion they were running - no jumping through hoops required, not sure if that still exists however, was probably a few years back. With the free next day shipping they have easily become my most used component supplier - everything I have ordered has turned up next day on time, even if it was booked for a saturday delivery. It's great knowing when something is actually going to turn up! Just last night I ordered £150 worth of stuff at 5pm with free shipping and at 9am this morning city link had them at my door. Can't get better service than that really!

Regarding the PSU, it looks like a great PSU for the money... nowhere will you find a branded psu with dual 6 pins pci-e connectors, 8 pin mobo header and a good number of sata connectors for that price!


stradle - You should be fine, you just literally take the side off the case, unplug the connectors going from the power supply to the various components like the motherboard, graphics, hard drive and dvd drive. Unscrew the psu from the case and swap it over. Cables have different shape conectors so can only really fit in the thing they're intended to. I'm sure you could find a replacing a power supply video or guide on the net if you weren't comfortable. One thing I would also bear in mind is that it may be worth checking how much space you have in your case for a graphics card, beefier graphics cards are upto 11-12" long, and on some cases you might find that the hard drive cage is in the way.
#11
Not on offer anymore, expried?
#12
SpamJavelin
Not on offer anymore, expried?


Click on the Today Only page and add to cart from there for this price :)
#13
Would this be suitable to replace psu in an older system pentium 4 3.0ghz?

I would agree about Scan being one of the best to deal with and delivery is always rapid in my experience.
#14
As per previous poster, a little confused by the negative reports of Scan's customer service.

I've been a repeat customer for a number of years and have had 3 RMAs in that time (one of which is ongoing), all have gone smoothly (so far), and staff have been knowledgeable, efficient and courteous.

The only negative thing I could say about them is their use of City Link as a courier service, whose service I have occasionally found wanting.

Back to the issue in hand, a fairly good PSU, at a very good price. You'll be able to rely on this for 400W of constant power, which is ample to handle all but multi-power-hungry-gpu systems.
#15
Well, look at the history around the deal mentioned (GTS250 Gfx card) for one example of their bad CS.

I am not denying that some/many have good experiences with them. However, they handled the Gfx card deal absolutely atrociously, riding roughshod over consumer rights.

Please remember that just because you as an individual have had no issues with them, it doesnt mean that there have never been issues with anyone, ever, period.
#16
M0nkeyb0Y


The only negative thing I could say about them is their use of City Link as a courier service, whose service I have occasionally found wanting.



I have had few problems with scan, apart from their extensive use of city link.

Who are awful.

Having lived in Edinburgh, Nottingham, Coventry and Burton, the problems can't be down to the occasional rogue driver, as the same problems have happened everywhere.

Waiting for delivery, staying in all day. Reading or working without music to hear the bell. Nothing all day. Phone and "We rang the bell but no-one was in".
Yes I was, and no you didn't.
Investigate tracking online. "Package out for delivery". Change schedule to be in. Nothing delivered.

I have 95% success with royal mail, DHL, parcelforce and fedex. With city link it's about 40%.

Still happy to order from scan, but only when I still feel its cheap enough assuming a 30 min drive to the depot, a 40 min wait while the huge queue of people in the same circumstances are dealt with, and the another drive home. And it's not time sensitive.
#17
Fabula
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Having lived in Edinburgh, Nottingham, Coventry and Burton, the problems can't be down to the occasional rogue driver, as the same problems have happened everywhere.


Wow - you must have done something pretty terrible in a previous life to live in three of those four!!

:-D
#18
MrShed
Well, look at the history around the deal mentioned (GTS250 Gfx card) for one example of their bad CS.

I am not denying that some/many have good experiences with them. However, they handled the Gfx card deal absolutely atrociously, riding roughshod over consumer rights.

Please remember that just because you as an individual have had no issues with them, it doesnt mean that there have never been issues with anyone, ever, period.


Totally agree that everyone has different experiences when buying from a company, I don't know anything about the GTS250 Gfx card deal but its sounds as if they messed people about with it but from times when I have bought from them they have been gr8 and the City Link guy who always delivers in my area is spot on.
banned#19
The reality about retailers is, "Me first, You? - we'll see". Where trading/selling becomes more fair is when the greed part is replaced by the fear part [whilst remembering that greed is merely {tethered to} fear at another moment] - that of maintaining the business/revenue/knife-edge-balance. The more the greed/fortune part is satisfied through having a very "liquid" bank account/moment, the more the joker turns to his fame & immortality facets. That's when they start cleaning-up their act to make it look as if they were angels before they were-born/started-the-business. Almost without exception, trading/commerce is there for itself. That's why [wizened/Confucian] Chinese culture acknowledges trading as the worst profession and treats those similarly engaged accordingly.

Without a single exception, all PC retailers have dodgy practices, having received used/repaired/re-furbished components as brand new and not attending to support/their-responsibility when required. As such, because the practice of trading is one of opportunistic dishonesty, the prospective buyer cannot assume any position other than one of 25/8 promiscuity and caution. Those whose cup is always full, oka the-know-it-all whose alterego/reality is really-know-nuffing, will always take sides and treat past satisfaction as current pets and pets, as all know, are the ones where one's heart was lost-to/is-imprisoned at. This is just buying and selling, it is not about worship/acceptance nor saviourship/rejection.

If the trader is fair and honest, so be it and should he be not, so be it too. Why should anyone be praised just because he urinated at the toilet and not anywhere like a dog does? Unless he's just a mere baby under one's guardianship - buying, like knowledge, is not an ownership issue but a reality/realisation issue. There is only satisfaction, not good/praise nor bad/denigration. One is fact and the other two alteregos, imagination-in-progress.
#20
Its like reading Freud!
#21
gunsNbutter
The reality about retailers is, "Me first, You? - we'll see". Where trading/selling becomes more fair is when the greed part is replaced by the fear part [whilst remembering that greed is merely {tethered to} fear at another moment] - that of maintaining the business/revenue/knife-edge-balance. The more the greed/fortune part is satisfied through having a very "liquid" bank account/moment, the more the joker turns to his fame & immortality facets. That's when they start cleaning-up their act to make it look as if they were angels before they were-born/started-the-business. Almost without exception, trading/commerce is there for itself. That's why [wizened/Confucian] Chinese culture acknowledges trading as the worst profession and treats those similarly engaged accordingly.

Without a single exception, all PC retailers have dodgy practices, having received used/repaired/re-furbished components as brand new and not attending to support/their-responsibility when required. As such, because the practice of trading is one of opportunistic dishonesty, the prospective buyer cannot assume any position other than one of 25/8 promiscuity and caution. Those whose cup is always full, oka the-know-it-all whose alterego/reality is really-know-nuffing, will always take sides and treat past satisfaction as current pets and pets, as all know, are the ones where one's heart was lost-to/is-imprisoned at. This is just buying and selling, it is not about worship/acceptance nor saviourship/rejection.

If the trader is fair and honest, so be it and should he be not, so be it too. Why should anyone be praised just because he urinated at the toilet and not anywhere like a dog does? Unless he's just a mere baby under one's guardianship - buying, like knowledge, is not an ownership issue but a reality/realisation issue. There is only satisfaction, not good/praise nor bad/denigration. One is fact and the other two alteregos, imagination-in-progress.


Yeah but will the PSU work in an old Pentium 4 3.0ghz system? LOL :thumbsup:
#22
Price changed? Showing at £50.49 inc vat :x
#23
Will_789
Price changed? Showing at £50.49 inc vat :x


Click buy now from the today-only section and it's cheaper.


Also, would like to hear more about these bad experiences and the guy taking them to court...Scan have a reputation as the best for Customer Service, if that sentiment is misplaced I'm sure it's in everyones interest to know.
The only problem I have with them is their delivery price, pretty expensive. Never had a problem with CityLink though thankfully.
#24
ordered via avforum link at 5am today and got text to tell me citylink shipping at 11am today. welldone scan.
#25
MintMouse
Click buy now from the today-only section and it's cheaper.


Also, would like to hear more about these bad experiences and the guy taking them to court...Scan have a reputation as the best for Customer Service, if that sentiment is misplaced I'm sure it's in everyones interest to know.
The only problem I have with them is their delivery price, pretty expensive. Never had a problem with CityLink though thankfully.


MM - as mentioned, read through the previous Scan thread on the £56 GTS Nvidia card.
#26
stradle
I've got a Dell Studio Desktop, quite fancy a graphics card update at somepoint soon, currently have a 350W PSU I believe.

Is it quite simple to fit these, screws, plug in sockets or is there more too it?


Can someone confirm if Dell still have special PSU fittings, I'm pretty sure the used to. :thinking:

If the Dell is standard, then it is a very easy swap.
#27
gunsNbutter
The reality about retailers is, "Me first, You? - we'll see". Where trading/selling becomes more fair is when the greed part is replaced by the fear part [whilst remembering that greed is merely {tethered to} fear at another moment] - that of maintaining the business/revenue/knife-edge-balance. The more the greed/fortune part is satisfied through having a very "liquid" bank account/moment, the more the joker turns to his fame & immortality facets. That's when they start cleaning-up their act to make it look as if they were angels before they were-born/started-the-business. Almost without exception, trading/commerce is there for itself. That's why [wizened/Confucian] Chinese culture acknowledges trading as the worst profession and treats those similarly engaged accordingly.

Without a single exception, all PC retailers have dodgy practices, having received used/repaired/re-furbished components as brand new and not attending to support/their-responsibility when required. As such, because the practice of trading is one of opportunistic dishonesty, the prospective buyer cannot assume any position other than one of 25/8 promiscuity and caution. Those whose cup is always full, oka the-know-it-all whose alterego/reality is really-know-nuffing, will always take sides and treat past satisfaction as current pets and pets, as all know, are the ones where one's heart was lost-to/is-imprisoned at. This is just buying and selling, it is not about worship/acceptance nor saviourship/rejection.

If the trader is fair and honest, so be it and should he be not, so be it too. Why should anyone be praised just because he urinated at the toilet and not anywhere like a dog does? Unless he's just a mere baby under one's guardianship - buying, like knowledge, is not an ownership issue but a reality/realisation issue. There is only satisfaction, not good/praise nor bad/denigration. One is fact and the other two alteregos, imagination-in-progress.


It's like listening to drug induced hippy ranting, what a load of rubbish.
#28
WasBeen
Can someone confirm if Dell still have special PSU fittings, I'm pretty sure the used to. :thinking:

If the Dell is standard, then it is a very easy swap.


Nothing a prayer and a drill can't fix.
#29
WasBeen
Can someone confirm if Dell still have special PSU fittings, I'm pretty sure the used to. :thinking:

If the Dell is standard, then it is a very easy swap.


My Vostro 410 is a standard ATX PSU - Its a standard size case.... The slim cases use special ones.
#30
MrShed
MM - as mentioned, read through the previous Scan thread on the £56 GTS Nvidia card.


I read it...and is that all?

So to outline, they offered their customers a very good deal based on a price they got from a manufacturer or wholesaler(w.e.) - when they could no longer fulfill orders at that price without costing themselves money some customers threw a grump.
Then of course they made excuses and lied to you, which isn't encouraging and is much to their discredit.
It seems to me like they did intend to fulfill orders at that price but had the price jacked on them.
You came out of this no worse off(it didn't cost you anything), am I right?


In the end, I guess there are bad customers as well as bad companies. I hardly think this constitutes a notable infringement of consumer rights.
:whistling:
#31
MintMouse
I read it...and is that all?

So to outline, they offered their customers a very good deal based on a price they got from a manufacturer or wholesaler(w.e.) - when they could no longer fulfill orders at that price without costing themselves money some customers threw a grump.
Then of course they made excuses and lied to you, which isn't encouraging and is much to their discredit.
It seems to me like they did intend to fulfill orders at that price but had the price jacked on them.
You came out of this no worse off(it didn't cost you anything), am I right?


In the end, I guess there are bad customers as well as bad companies. I hardly think this constitutes a notable infringement of consumer rights.
:whistling:


I'm pleased that your opinion is not in line with the OFT and also common law on contracts, thats all I can say.
#32
MintMouse


In the end, I guess there are bad customers as well as bad companies. I hardly think this constitutes a notable infringement of consumer rights.
:whistling:


I'm also pleased that you consider me a bad customer as I clearly behaved appallingly in expecting:

a) to have an item delivered that I had been charged for and;
b) to be told the truth when asking about said item.

I have never said Scan are the scum of the earth, or that they are the worst company around (apart from anything else, thats SportsDirect).

What I said was that I MYSELF will not deal with them.

I am sure that this is a rare occurrance, but if you feel they did not act very badly in that particular matter, you are deluding yourself. The whole scenario left a sour taste in my mouth - NOT because the card wasnt delivered, but because of their arrogant and self righteous stance to my even questioning it with them. As such, as I personally HAVE experience bad CS with them, I dont want to use them.

Others will use them, without issues, and so fair play to them.

The great thing about a capitalist country is that we can choose where to buy from.
#33
**** scan, ill only use ebuyer and amazon. Great no quibble aftersales and very speedy returns processing.
#34
Cann't seem to find it?? Has it experied?
#35
deep_sing
Cann't seem to find it?? Has it experied?


Yeah its expired, they change there today only section at 1pm everyday.
#36
Can't find it on the Today Only page.
#37
Edit, not worth the argument.
#38
Long and short is there is company employees masquerading as members of the public posting on their forum and based on that I wouldn't bet my house that it hasn't happened on this thread too.

I didn't appreciate being lied to, treated like retard. I was offered the GTS card at full price when I was advised they couldn't complete my order at £54ish (which would kinda buck the "we've ran out" excuse).

I, like Mr Shed have decided not to use them again in principal. If you do decide to use them, by reading these posts you've at least done your homework and can't complain if they do let you down.
#39
scameron77
Long and short is there is company employees masquerading as members of the public posting on their forum and based on that I wouldn't bet my house that it hasn't happened on this thread too.

I didn't appreciate being lied to, treated like retard. I was offered the GTS card at full price when I was advised they couldn't complete my order at £54ish (which would kinda buck the "we've ran out" excuse).

I, like Mr Shed have decided not to use them again in principal. If you do decide to use them, by reading these posts you've at least done your homework and can't complain if they do let you down.

Sigh. *baited*

Yes, it's rather conceivable that you are being paid to report these atrocities. :w00t:

The thing is, this kind of puts a blot against Scans name, which is pretty much ubiquitously thought of as trust-worthy, I think, if this is the absolute worst that can happen to you(ever heard a proper scare story against them?), then you can say you've found a good company.

And to prove I'm not being paid by Scan, I'll say that you can almost ALWAYS find an identical product somewhere else for cheaper. I very, very rarely purchase from them.

I guess that's an acceptable and fair comment. But I would say that you are more likely to have this sort of thing happen to you elsewhere, exceptions being Ebuyer and Amazon. That's my lasting sentiment, next time they have something I want and it's cheaper than other places I'll happily buy.
#40
MintMouse
Sigh. *baited*

Yes, it's rather conceivable that you are being paid to report these atrocities. :w00t:

The thing is, this kind of puts a blot against Scans name, which is pretty much ubiquitously thought of as trust-worthy, I think, if this is the absolute worst that can happen to you(ever heard a proper scare story against them?), then you can say you've found a good company.



I'm not sure what kind of "proper scare stories" you are looking for.

"Scan ate my hamster"?

An internet retailer's reputation is based upon two things: price and customer service.

Scan has both generally positive. But, and as mentioned above it may be in the minority, they have acted very badly on occassion.

Scan has a "blot against their name" due to the previous saga? Good - they should.

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