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CIT 650w Computer PSU - £22.79 @ Amazon

£22.79 @ Amazon
Good price if building a budget system Good reviews for this on Play website. Technical Details 650W ATX 12V Compliant for all Types of CPU and Mainboard 12cm Silent Fan Dual 12v Rails … Read More
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6y, 2m agoFound 6 years, 2 months ago
Good price if building a budget system Good reviews for this on Play website.

Technical Details
650W
ATX 12V Compliant for all Types of CPU and Mainboard
12cm Silent Fan
Dual 12v Rails
4 SATA Connectors
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#1
Need one for doing up a PC for my brother and sister in law.
Was hoping to buy one for less. Ah well.:(
4 Likes #2
Rule number one of DIY PC building... do not skimp on PSU's! Saying this from experience. I used to include them in PC builds for friends, but a huge majority of them all ended up causing big problems. One even blew up in my face... nearly had a heart attack! :P

These cheap ones won't even push anywhere near 650w. Some are proven to blow when pushing the ~400w mark.

There's a 500w Coolermaster Elite for £28.79 in Scans Today Only today...

http://www.scan.co.uk/todayonly/index.aspx#8

Edited By: mamboboy on May 12, 2011 18:47: ouj
3 Likes #3
I would avoid a cheap/low quality PSU. You buy cheap, you buy twice.
I would recommend a CX430, as it's ~£30 and MUCH better quality.
#4
Read this first!

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/low-cost-psu-pc-power-supply,review-32182.html

Edited By: brookheather on May 18, 2011 13:28: url
2 Likes #5
Agreed. False economy. I too learned this the hard way.
3 Likes #6
I had a 650W CIT PSU - It was crap.

The replacement is a decent 450W and has no problems.
2 Likes #7
Yeah, I've replaced one of these before, I'd spend a little more on something better...
#8
The brand rhymes with something else which reflects its true worthiness...
#9
I bought a £40 700W EZCool from Scan - I had to return it after 12 days because it was noisy and absolutely bloody awful quality. Bought a decent Coolermaster one instead.

Don't buy cheap power supplies!
1 Like #10
Couldn't agree more, high quality PSU means it can sustain higher loads for longer. They better components and smoother power output. Also wattage isn't everything.

A good quality brand 400W PSU can out perform a budget 600W.

Edited By: Darkle on May 12, 2011 20:19
#11
Cheapo ones tend to skip on power filtering as well, so any power spikes/surges are heading straight into your components. Also usually have terrible ripple and noise regulation, playing fast and loose with the ATX specs.
#12
aria have some cheap BeQuiet ones at the minute. I'm going to give one a bash.
#13
I too have learnt the hard way, cheap PSU’s are a false economy. I’ve also learnt that some expensive PSU’s are not as good as some would have you believe.

Look for a PSU with a five year guarantee from a respected manufacturer. If they don’t trust their PSU enough to offer at least a five year guarantee, then you shouldn’t trust it enough to plug it onto your motherboard.
#14
I used to work in PC repair, power supplies were our most common fault. Sometimes a mobo fault would pop the new one too (had loads blow up on me), but nearly always a change of PSU fixed the random problems you'd get. You only need a slightly fluctuating feed to throw the whole machine out.
1 Like #15
I'd only go with PSUs manufactured by Seasonic: http://whirlpool.net.au/wiki/psu_manufacturers
#16
fret
I'd only go with PSUs manufactured by Seasonic: http://whirlpool.net.au/wiki/psu_manufacturers


Cheers for the link, good for reference. I'm currently running a corsair psu which according to your link is seasonic.
#17
This new article explains who makes what in the PSU world:

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/power-supply-oem-manufacturer,review-32187.html

Edited By: brookheather on May 18, 2011 13:28: url

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