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Old 10-08-2007, 01:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok so my computer started to turn off a few seconds after i turned it on. When it happened I heard some crackleling sounds like it was shortcircuiting or something and then it powered off. I left it alone for a moment and tried again. this happened a few days ago and today it happened again so my guess is that my psu is almost at an end.
The PSU is a Vitex 300W that came with my Bon Chic case (crap with no airflow what-so-ever). It was pre-made and was before I knew this forum. Never had any problems with the psu though untill now, so Im guessing 300W is enough.
So I'm here to ask for your advice. I know corsair is good but a bit overkill
I'm willing to pay about $70 but less is better since it's an old computer

My specs are:

P4 3.2Ghz prescot cpu
P4S800 mobo
1 gig DDR ram
Geforce 7600 GS 256MB
2 optical drives
1 floppy drive
1 hdd
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Newegg.com - FSP Group (Fortron Source) AX450-PN ATX12V 450W Power Supply 110/240V NEMKO, TUV, CSA, IEC, UL, CE - Retail

that's a good quality PSU, aswell.
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Old 10-08-2007, 02:33 PM   #3 (permalink)
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How about the Spire SP-ATX-380WB&P4 Jewel, 380W (ATX 2.01) only 30 euro's thats about $40
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Do not skimp on the power supply. But the FSP that Apokalipse mentioned, is a great quality PSU...and ironically, it's cheap.
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PSUs in the same price range:
PC POWER & COOLING ULTRA QUIET POWER SUPPLY: SILENCER® 360 A
CORSAIR VX450W 450W CMPSU-450VX Power Supply Retail at ZipZoomfly
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Do not skimp on the power supply. But the FSP that Apokalipse mentioned, is a great quality PSU...and ironically, it's cheap.
I know the psu is important and it's not that I wan't to skimp on it. It's just that I couldn't find the recommended psu. I'm from the netherlands and use this site to search stuff Tweakers.net - Pricewatch - Prijzen
Tweakers.net - Pricewatch - Prijzen [ Voedingen & UPS'en ] In order of brands.
It's a database of Dutch internet computer hardware stores and tells u where the products are cheapest among other things.

Antec Basiq Power 350W?
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Basiq Powers aren't very good. At least go with the earthwatts series.

Seasonic is another good brand that is on the list.
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Ok, i guess I'll go with the Antec iLuminate Earthwatts EA-380 than.
Thanks for the help
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