Corsair 350W VS350 VS Series 350 Watt PSU £14.98 @ DABS
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Corsair 350W VS350 VS Series 350 Watt PSU £14.98 @ DABS

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Found 11th Sep 2015
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sound's like a Bargin to me if you want to make a basic computer VS350 is backed with a three-year warranty also
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Bargain, great to use in a low powered pc or even as a spare.
Edited by: "Zaim2012" 11th Sep 2015
Good price.
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And Topcashback too
Doubt if we will get them, stock hasn't budged since I got 3, Paypal is still awaiting authorization for payment, fingers crossed.
Zaim2012

Bargain, great to use in a low powered pc or even as a spare.


As a spare for a low powered pc...:)
Purchased one as a spare or for the next build i get roped into doing
Ralph888

Doubt if we will get them, stock hasn't budged since I got 3, Paypal is … Doubt if we will get them, stock hasn't budged since I got 3, Paypal is still awaiting authorization for payment, fingers crossed.



It shows 13 available but won't let you add more than 8 to a basket now without giving an error so I assume that 5 have been bought?

Not sure what's inside this but sounds ideal for something like an ITX setup using mid-range components.
Edited by: "chippytea" 11th Sep 2015
No longer available :/. Was going to buy one for a cheap build.
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try BT shop i think £17.45 inc del
Hot !
deleted57959

this would be perfect for a budget gaming PC..A Pentium K Aniversary or … this would be perfect for a budget gaming PC..A Pentium K Aniversary or i3, 8 GB DDR3, SSD Boot & 1TB HDD, 2GB 750ti, DVD Rewriter would be looking at about 250W-270W so a 350W would be perfect..


Tbh I would go for a bit more, almost all components draw from 12v rail now. Also take into account capacitor ageing and essential margin as PSUs that work close to its Max output may get very hot and noisy.
Out of stock

Order was cancelled.
Hunta2097

Out of stock :(Order was cancelled.



still in stock
cruisecars

still in stock



I'm aware of what it *says*.

Yeah that's what it says but when you go to pay it cancels your order saying insufficient stock.
Hunta2097

I'm aware of what it *says*.Yeah that's what it says but when you go to … I'm aware of what it *says*.Yeah that's what it says but when you go to pay it cancels your order saying insufficient stock.



oh well...
3 warranty on a £15 PSU = 1 Year warranty Hot for the price but I'd pay more for something that's going to last more than a year.
Great price if 350W is enough for your needs. The warranty isn't worth the paper its written on (unless Dabs deal with it for you), Corsair will tell you to send it back to Holland at your own cost - that will be about £15-£20!


good to power a third gpu
7777777

Tbh I would go for a bit more, almost all components draw from 12v rail … Tbh I would go for a bit more, almost all components draw from 12v rail now. Also take into account capacitor ageing and essential margin as PSUs that work close to its Max output may get very hot and noisy.



350W is an overkill for an i3 or G3258 and the specs he listed. I really have no idea why you'd go for more, it's simply not needed.

As for "capacitor ageing"....this is a brilliant con which has started due to the 'extreme power calculator' website (which is paid for by PSU manufacturers)

When your capacitors start to age, it'll draw more power from the wall. The maximum power output will stay almost static until the day they fail. You don't lose watts when capacitors age in that way until they are close to dieing. See: forums.hexus.net/psu…tml

In other words, if you're taking "capacitor ageing" into account for output, you've been tricked and need to brush up on your electronics knowledge

A 350W that is 10% efficient will give out 350W.
A 350W that is 90% efficient will give out 350W.
What changes is the power draw at the wall and how much it costs you as a result. At no point will a PSU 'drop' output efficiency until it is faulty. In most cases, you'll probably replace it anyway well before this is an issue.
See: tomshardware.co.uk/pow…tml

As for the margin....this is nowhere near to being at full load with a spec like that. Not even close. Keep in mind that the 80+ standard is as follows:

http://www.extremetech.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/80plus.jpg

You could also look at any PSU efficiency curve for a modern PSU and you'll see a few % difference between very low loads, a 'perfect' load and a high load:

http://tpucdn.com/reviews/NZXT/HALE82_850M/images/efficiency.jpg

In other words - don't worry. Watts are massively overstated.

When you're not sure of how much you need, work backwards. Google "at the wall" and find a system with specs close to what you're thinking of buying. It's shocking how many people don't realise that a PC draws more at the wall (due to efficiency loss) than the PC is using, and if you can cover that, you're going to be good. IT gives you a very solid starting point.
It's only when you start needing to do things like add another GPU in at a later date that you might need to bump it up by a few hundred watts.

Keep in mind that the general trend in computing for the last decade has been less power needed. The oversized units people are still recomending are simply not needed in a lot of cases.


Edited by: "nomnomnomnom" 11th Sep 2015
Cheap for a reason. it's crap
nomnomnomnom

350W is an overkill for an i3 or G3258 and the specs he listed. I really … 350W is an overkill for an i3 or G3258 and the specs he listed. I really have no idea why you'd go for more, it's simply not needed.As for "capacitor ageing"....this is a brilliant con which has started due to the 'extreme power calculator' website (which is paid for by PSU manufacturers)When your capacitors start to age, it'll draw more power from the wall. The maximum power output will stay almost static until the day they fail. You don't lose watts when capacitors age in that way until they are close to dieing. See: http://forums.hexus.net/psus/289097-my-psu-powerful-enough.htmlIn other words, if you're taking "capacitor ageing" into account for output, you've been tricked and need to brush up on your electronics knowledge :DA 350W that is 10% efficient will give out 350W.A 350W that is 90% efficient will give out 350W.What changes is the power draw at the wall and how much it costs you as a result. At no point will a PSU 'drop' output efficiency until it is faulty. In most cases, you'll probably replace it anyway well before this is an issue.See: http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/power-supply-psu-review,review-32270-2.htmlAs for the margin....this is nowhere near to being at full load with a spec like that. Not even close. Keep in mind that the 80+ standard is as follows:You could also look at any PSU efficiency curve for a modern PSU and you'll see a few % difference between very low loads, a 'perfect' load and a high load:In other words - don't worry. Watts are massively overstated.When you're not sure of how much you need, work backwards. Google "at the wall" and find a system with specs close to what you're thinking of buying. It's shocking how many people don't realise that a PC draws more at the wall (due to efficiency loss) than the PC is using, and if you can cover that, you're going to be good. IT gives you a very solid starting point.It's only when you start needing to do things like add another GPU in at a later date that you might need to bump it up by a few hundred watts.Keep in mind that the general trend in computing for the last decade has been less power needed. The oversized units people are still recomending are simply not needed in a lot of cases.


Well, I can only like your comment, thank you very much for your input, every day is a school day .
However, the reduced over time efficiency ( assuming that output stays the same) will make the psu run hotter and hotter, that's never good.
I have bad experience with entry level PSUs - I observed failing PSU that took everything with it, including scanner, printer etc, also caused a small fire. I will play safe and continue buying 'overkills' as it seems relatively small premium for safety of my family.
BTW this PSU is rated 25A @ 12V Rail (300W Max) corsair.com/en-…ply

I might be due to brush up on my electronic knowledge, I disagree however that an old PSU is going to deliver the same output as new unit. Not a chance.Kalniel is wrong on this one.I binned an old 460w fortron that used to happily power my gf 9800gtx, after some time wouldn't even start.Broken ? Absolutely no, as changing the card into hd3850 made the psu working perfectly stable.




Edited by: "7777777" 12th Sep 2015
Post 21 Nom. Thanks for the info.

Electical components only draw what they need . In my view you are always better off buying more watts than you need power supply. A morepowerful engine runs and lasts longer at half speed than a small one running flat out.

I take on board a a chip is better than a fuse for a safety cut out and it may cost more in running costs for more watts or a cheap design.
In my experience the major cause of windows machine failures are windows updates themselves, followed by virus,s , then psu failures.
Although there are software and apps that monitor harddrives temperature in my view pcs should have a temperature guage like a car. Leaving a pc on in a hot room with no ventilation is just as likely to blow your motherboard or psu.
Did anyone get charged ? They told me it was out of stock but i have an paypal email saying i was charged ?
dabs really need to get their stock status issues remedied. The website states there's stock but as soon as you go to the payment stage you're told the product isn't available. This has happened repeatedly on a number of items and they have a habit of accepting orders that they cannot fulfil. Like dabs but issues like this are a pain. The PayPal email should advise that this is a confirmation that you've given permission for dabs to withdraw funds only. They won't charge anything unless the order is about to ship (from what I've understood).
Wonder if i can get it to work in a small set-up with a nvidia gtx 750ti sc ummm
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Seems this psu is no longer available even that it shows "in stock" on their website, but when you try to purchase and pay then it says item no longer available... shame really was looking to get one!
daviescr

dabs really need to get their stock status issues remedied. The website … dabs really need to get their stock status issues remedied. The website states there's stock but as soon as you go to the payment stage you're told the product isn't available. This has happened repeatedly on a number of items and they have a habit of accepting orders that they cannot fulfil. Like dabs but issues like this are a pain. The PayPal email should advise that this is a confirmation that you've given permission for dabs to withdraw funds only. They won't charge anything unless the order is about to ship (from what I've understood).



Thanks alot :).
Was a good way to get people to there site
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