Best Value Alpine 600W PSU 120mm Red Fan £18.28 @dabs.com
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Best Value Alpine 600W PSU 120mm Red Fan £18.28 @dabs.com

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Found 3rd Feb 2011
Silent 120mm red fan with low noise technology <20dBA
Packaged in designer retail box
Quiet fan with thermal control
Black coated casing
24 pin; 4 Pin (12V); 2 x Sata; 3 x 4 pin; 1 x FDD
Cable length 45cm
Meets Intel v2.03 enhanced +12V
230V with rear on/off power down button
Over-voltage and current protection +3.3V;+5V;+12V 100% Burn in and hipot tested; short circuit protection
EMI Filter built in
CE/ FCC/ UL approved
ROHS Compliant
+3.3V 22A; +5V 32A; +12V 34A; -12V 0.5A; +5VSB 2.0A

Price incls P&P

25 Comments

With delivery it is 20.75, not 18.28.

Are you quoting price without VAT?
Edited by: "LongPockets" 3rd Feb 2011

LongPockets

With delivery it is 20.75, not 18.28.Are you quoting price without VAT?



+1?

same at bt shop 17.98 inc VAT and delivery shop.bt.com/pro…rch

Narkodrom

same at bt shop 17.98 inc VAT and delivery



Plus 3% topcashback at the BT.shop- guess I'll get it there.

600w my ****.

Waste of money

PlaneMan

Waste of money


At least explain why it is a waste of money to help others.

Original Poster

Chuckles1001

+1?



Best Value Alpine 600W PSU 120mm Red Fan
Quicklinx:78ZQI7 | Mfr#:ALPINE-600W In stock £13.99 £13.99
Delivery
(1.118kg) £4.27

Total (inc VAT) £18.26
Edited by: "iscom" 3rd Feb 2011

Original Poster

Narkodrom

same at bt shop 17.98 inc VAT and delivery … same at bt shop 17.98 inc VAT and delivery http://www.shop.bt.com/products/best-value-alpine-600w-psu-120mm-red-fan-78ZQ.html?utm_source=google&utm_medium=product+search



BT & Dabs are the same company BT bought Dabs a few years ago

iscom

Best Value Alpine 600W PSU 120mm Red Fan Quicklinx:78ZQI7 | … Best Value Alpine 600W PSU 120mm Red Fan Quicklinx:78ZQI7 | Mfr#:ALPINE-600W In stock £13.99 £13.99 Delivery (1.118kg) £4.27 Total (inc VAT) £18.26



Following your link, I got a price of £16.48, plus £4.27 delivery. The quicklink number you quote is not the same as the one on the page your link goes to. If I enter that quicklink in the search, I see the price you claim. Why didn't you link to that?

BT may be the owner of DABs (site looks exactly the same) but they only charge £1.50 delivery (economy option) AND they give cashback via TCB. So that isn't the same. I have ordered with BT. Total; 17.98, cashback coming 54 pence.


Edited by: "LongPockets" 3rd Feb 2011

Chinny_racoon

600w my ****.


What do you expect for £20!?
Great do use as second PSU when you have a power hungry VGAs such as GTX 480 in SLI.
I am planning to connect this and my Enermax 850W.
This cheap 600W should handle one GTX 480.

Original Poster

I think you forget not everyone has a i7 or a 6 core AMD some still have the bog standard PC using Windows xp or maybe even Wins 95' and don't need state of the art 1000w Power supply
I just looked at my HP it only has 350w power supply and it runs 2 DVD , 2 hard drives and a TV card plus ide and sata drives plus usb such as Bluetooth, WiFi, Printer , Scanner, skype phone and just about the add a freesat card. . .. . . in fact am thinking about connecting a toaster and coffee maker but running out of space hehehehe
Edited by: "iscom" 3rd Feb 2011

Original Poster

LongPockets

Plus 3% topcashback at the BT.shop- guess I'll get it there.



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iscom

http://i838.photobucket.com/albums/zz302/iscom22/ScreenShot041.jpg?t=1296764159



Yes, I saw the RIGHT page, when I entered the quicklink number that you posted in a comment. The problem was that you did NOT link to that page in the Go-To-Deal link in the deal, but to a different quicklink number for the same item, but at a higher price. Another poster queried the price for the same reason. You sent people to the wrong page. I see you have fixed it now- anyway, it is fixed.

Doesn't matter, the BT.shop price still works out cheaper with the £1.50 postage, and even cheaper with the cashback, which apparently is not available from DABs.
Edited by: "LongPockets" 3rd Feb 2011

DownHill911

What do you expect for £20!?Great do use as second PSU when you have a … What do you expect for £20!?Great do use as second PSU when you have a power hungry VGAs such as GTX 480 in SLI.I am planning to connect this and my Enermax 850W.This cheap 600W should handle one GTX 480.



Bloody hell! That's about as efficient a solution as this... youtube.com/wat…pvc

Lupeto

Bloody hell! That's about as efficient a solution as this... … Bloody hell! That's about as efficient a solution as this... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pkHmVGjpvc


Unless you know about some reliable ultra cheap 1200W PSU.
When talking about GTX 480 in SLI this is not efficiency talk because this cards are known as MOST POWER HUNGRY VGAs.

Edited by: "DownHill911" 3rd Feb 2011

I think what I'd like to know is whether this is a reliable PSU that's not going to die quickly and take the rest of my PC's components off to electronic heaven when it goes. That's my chief concern. Then after that whether it will deliver the rated power without significant voltage drops on the output rails. Then after that I want to know how efficient it is. Then I want to know how noisy it is.

But I do think that the red fan is very very nice.

DownHill911

Unless you know about some reliable ultra cheap 1200W PSU.When talking … Unless you know about some reliable ultra cheap 1200W PSU.When talking about GTX 480 in SLI this is not efficiency talk because this cards are known as MOST POWER HUNGRY VGAs.


1200W?

2 x 250W cards....so your CPU and components need 700W?

Let me fire up a reactor for you oO

Lupeto

1200W?2 x 250W cards....so your CPU and components need 700W?Let me fire … 1200W?2 x 250W cards....so your CPU and components need 700W?Let me fire up a reactor for you oO


Do some googling first and then try to debate.
P.S If you have no info you can not argue about topic.

Edited by: "DownHill911" 4th Feb 2011

Lupeto

1200W?2 x 250W cards....so your CPU and components need 700W?Let me fire … 1200W?2 x 250W cards....so your CPU and components need 700W?Let me fire up a reactor for you oO


If put two of these in SLI, you'll definitely need reactor.flippin unbelievable
http://images.anandtech.com/graphs/nvidiageforcegtx480launch_032610115215/22207.png
Edited by: "Narkodrom" 4th Feb 2011

DownHill911

Do some googling first and then try to debate.P.S If you have no info you … Do some googling first and then try to debate.P.S If you have no info you can not argue about topic.


Using an estimation tool, giving 2 cards, a i7 980x, and generous on the amount of drives, RAM and peripherals, gave a recommended figure of a shade over 800W.

Lupeto

Using an estimation tool, giving 2 cards, a i7 980x, and generous on the … Using an estimation tool, giving 2 cards, a i7 980x, and generous on the amount of drives, RAM and peripherals, gave a recommended figure of a shade over 800W.


Soory maybe i was too harsh on you. But I used few PSU calculation websites and they all show about 1100W. Maybe i should mention that i also have 6XHDD in RAID 5.
I really wish my 850W would be capable running two of these.

DownHill911

Soory maybe i was too harsh on you. But I used few PSU calculation … Soory maybe i was too harsh on you. But I used few PSU calculation websites and they all show about 1100W. Maybe i should mention that i also have 6XHDD in RAID 5.I really wish my 850W would be capable running two of these.



No worries mate....maybe I was being too sarcy, without knowing the details of your system. Apologies too.

This 600W value PSU may have a 70% efficiency rating at half output. So, even though you might only need ~300W for your card, it could be drawing ~400W from your wall. That's about £1 in wasted electricity for 100 hours gaming.

If you do a lot of gaming, the extra cost of a quality 80+ PSU could pay for itself pretty quickly.

Perhaps something like a Antec Earthwatts 380W is worth considering?

EDIT: Just a thought. Maybe you would fall within your 850W PSU if your hard drives are idle during gaming, by installing your games on the OS hard drive. If you felt like doing a modification project, you could wire up a switch to turn off any unneeded hard drives.
Edited by: "Lupeto" 5th Feb 2011

Lupeto

No worries mate....maybe I was being too sarcy, without knowing the … No worries mate....maybe I was being too sarcy, without knowing the details of your system. Apologies too.This 600W value PSU may have a 70% efficiency rating at half output. So, even though you might only need ~300W for your card, it could be drawing ~400W from your wall. That's about £1 in wasted electricity for 100 hours gaming.If you do a lot of gaming, the extra cost of a quality 80+ PSU could pay for itself pretty quickly.Perhaps something like a Antec Earthwatts 380W is worth considering?EDIT: Just a thought. Maybe you would fall within your 850W PSU if your hard drives are idle during gaming, by installing your games on the OS hard drive. If you felt like doing a modification project, you could wire up a switch to turn off any unneeded hard drives.


Nice tip..................MATE!!!!;)

You might get away with just using the Windows "Idle hard drives when not in use" setting, rather than a physical switch, but a "game power mode" switch could be quite cool
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