PSU Recommendation

By cmcf
Oct 19, 2005
  1. Hi,

    Just wondering if anyone could recommend a good quality 450W ish PSU. Don't want to spend too much on one though.

  2. Druegan

    Druegan TS Rookie

    In my opinion, there's a lot of "you get what you pay for" in the PC power supply market. Personally, I'm a fairly heavy PC user, and, as such, I tend to go for as high a quality on such things as I can afford. Overall, it makes more sense to buy 1 good PSU and not have to worry about it than to buy 3 or 4 'cheapie" PSU's and have to replace it every 4-6 months.

    That being said.. I am a *huge* fan of PSU's from PC Power and Cooling. Quality is second to none, and I've had nary a hiccup these last 8 months with mine, despite running 100% cpu usage for the last 6, lots of heavy AV apps, and several power outages.

    For the 450W range, I'd recommend their ultra-quiet "Silencer 470 ATX" model.. it's got a 520W peak, runs very quiet, and their overall quality should ensure that it keeps kicking for a long, long time. It ain't the cheapest.. will set you back a hundred bucks plus shipping, but you don't get any better quality for the cash.

    Link for ya:

  3. korrupt

    korrupt TS Rookie Posts: 716

    You cannot go wrong with Antec. 450watt smartpower is nice or 470watt truepower too.


  4. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,427   +27

    PC Power & Cooling is definitely good but for PSUs that won't burn a hole in ur pocket or ur PC, try ones from Antec, Enermax, Thermaltake, Fortron FSP and CoolerMaster. All these brands have high-quality PSUs with very good voltage protection.
  5. Druegan

    Druegan TS Rookie

    I burned out one of those, but I'm not a typical pc user, so I suppose it depends on your needs. I have heard decent things about em though.
  6. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    Take a look at THIS ONE. It's a great quality PSU, and from an exceptional manufacturer. It's cheap, and very silent.
  7. Grafficks

    Grafficks TS Rookie Posts: 302

    Consider this one:
    Its a bit lower than the wattage you were looking for, but it is from a reputable manufacturer at a very good price, it's a very popular low-watt PSU (800+ reviews, wow).
    Should be decent as long as you're not an extreme PC user - it does not have dual +12V.
  8. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Why are you guys replying to a thread that`s nearly a year old? :p

    Regards Howard :)
  9. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    Oh damn, I didn't look at the date :giddy: :eek:

    I guess I need to look at that when replying to a thread :)
  10. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    It`s ok mate, I did it myself a time or two, when I first joined Techspot.

    Regards Howard :)
  11. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    But that happens to me very often :eek: And also happens to mailpup too :haha:
  12. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,427   +27

    Yikes! It's happened more than once on occasion I must admit.
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