Q tec PSU good for this system?

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  1. -=g0ds0n=-

    -=g0ds0n=- Guest

    Hi
    Ok i heard people saying q tec are not very good but would a Q tec 450 W psu (maybe higher))be good on this system

    1 Gig amd athlon
    512 DDR Corsiar 333
    FX 5900 XT
    80 Western Digital

    thx;)
     
  2. WildStyle

    WildStyle Ancient Guru

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    Hmm, there was a debate on this a while ago.
    Um, to be honest I would say no. As I don't think they're very good.
    The PSU is the part that powers your whole system so you need it to be of good quality and also reliable.
    As an alternative, I suggest this, as you're obviously on a tight budget: http://www.tekheads.co.uk/web/product?product=601144
     
  3. sailor

    sailor Maha Guru

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    It will be OK in that system as long as it's one that comes in a red box not gold. But it won't be any better than OK!
     
  4. -=g0ds0n=-

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    why does the color of the box make a diffrence ?
     

  5. WildStyle

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    It doesnt, its just that the red ones are apparently better than the ones which are gold.
    Bet you were looking at the gold ones werent you?
     
  6. -=g0ds0n=-

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    Na, just some guy recommended Q tec for my system :)

    what about a 350 W antec ?
     
  7. WildStyle

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    350W Antec?
    Perfect!
    I use one myself.
     
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    It's wierd. The Q-Tec PSU I ran for a while was able to power my old setup (AMD2600+, Asus mobo, FX5950U) just fine but the Antec I bought to replace it self-destructed. Since then, I've left Antec well alone. Currently using a Thermaltake 480W, which is very stable.
     
  9. nm+

    nm+ Don Cappuccino Staff Member

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    I'd take a 350W antec over 450W q-tec any day
     
  10. -=g0ds0n=-

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    Ye i thought Antec would be better more people use them too;)
     

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    jimmor Ancient Guru

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    I am using a Qtech 550W, have been for a long time , no problems of any kind.
     
  12. -=g0ds0n=-

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    ok then, u have one big system too jimmor and your saying the q tec PSU is fine and has been for a long time :rolleyes:

    Why is it that alot of people have bad experience with them or they just dont recommend Q tec for any system
     
  13. JRS

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    I'm told that the quality of Q-Tec psu's vary. You can get a good one, or you can get one that will total itself very quickly. I ran this setup on one:
    AMD 2600+ @ 2.5 ghz
    Asus A7N8X Dlx rev 2 mobo
    2 x 256 Mushkin lvl II PC3200
    Creative FX5950
    SB Audigy
    Maxtor 60gb drive
    LG DVD-ROM
    Lite-On DVD-/+RW
    7 Tt case fans

    That same setup destroyed an Antec TruePower 430W power supply. I guess there must be some really bad Q-Tec psu's out there for them to have the reputation that they do.
     
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    It's more to do with buid quility and component selection than the design. If you get one that had luck with the bits thrown into it and somebody building it without a hangover then it will be fine. I know mine died and that the shop I took it back to told me most of the ones in the gold boxes had come back but far fewer red box ones for whatever reason.
     
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    well mine is a gold box version, so I must just be one of the lucky ones!!
     

  16. -=g0ds0n=-

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    Or maybe they run good on p4 systems then AMD systems:rolleyes:
     
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    Dont see why it would make any difference...
     

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