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Topic # 64475 16-Jul-2010 09:09
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I have a very budget build going on, and i need a PSU, appaerently i need 350-400W so it can handle an Over-clock to 3.8ish GHZ.

3.06ghz Celeron(gonna overclock to 3.8ish)
1gb ddr 400
30gb hard drive(upgrading(

Its just made from parts i had lying around

I see some HYENA brand on trademe for a reasonable price, are they any good? I really want one as cheap as possible..

One other thing, I had xp on it, but the hd's are clogged with crap, so I wanna reformat the hard drives, can i just use an xp disc to get xp back?

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Jared

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  Reply # 352222 16-Jul-2010 10:13
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i have some hyena 500w psu's as replacements in some office pc's. so far they've all been pretty good, and quiet. the higher power ones tend to last longer when you're not at the limits

hyena from aplus: http://aplus.co.nz/p.aspx?2170

for my HTPC, i replaced a very expensive zalman 460 which died with an acbel with 12cm fan. the acbel has been fantastic and very quiet. also, 1/4 the price!

acbel on qmb: http://qmb.co.nz/p.aspx?108705




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  Reply # 352260 16-Jul-2010 11:16
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thanks for that, I'd only be getting one second hand off TM, and for like $20 =/ Really dont have much money to go into this machine..

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  Reply # 352316 16-Jul-2010 13:28
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aplus have some cheap hyena's for $30

i wouldnt recommend a second hand one... chances are it will blow and you'll have wasted your money




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  Reply # 352482 16-Jul-2010 21:43
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Why would they blow?

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  Reply # 353567 19-Jul-2010 19:42
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u13turbo: Why would they blow?


power supplies tend to have a shelf life.  over time their ability to deliver the rated power dwindles until they eventually stop working.  if you pick one up on trademe, it could already be nearing the end of its life




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