[sclug] Quiet PSU recommendations

Alex Butcher lug at assursys.co.uk
Thu Jul 3 15:55:07 UTC 2008

On Thu, 3 Jul 2008, Matt Dainty wrote:

> Sure, I'd cut them some slack if it was one or so, but of _all_ the
> Antec units I've bought, _all_ of them have died way before I'd expect
> them to, that's a 100% failure rate, so I think I'm justified in
> avoiding them. There are plenty of other PSU manufacturers out there for
> me to work through.

...especially seeing as on all my current machines, they're using the
bog-standard PSUs supplied with the case, and none have failed, despite some
being in operation for a decade. Admittedly, I tend to use well-built cases,
but if the PSU is more than 10-20GBP of the retail price, I'd be surprised.

For the record, though, the next PC I buy will probably either be a Dell or
Medion (because I can't be arsed to build) or will use a bare case and a
(hopefully) quality third-party PSU.

> Matt

Best Regards,
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