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    Hi

    I am going to buy a new computer soon and wasn't really sure about the PSU they are giving me.

    Intel i5-750
    4gb 2000Mhz RAM
    Gigabyte P55 UD3R
    HD 5770
    Widetech 650W

    From what i've read in some of the forums its meant to be horrible and i can't find a review on it anywhere.

    Should I change to a better PSU and if so could you recommend any good, cheapish PSU's I could replace it with?

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    Widetech 650W
    not familiar, what are your other options? In US?

    You don't need a 650 watt.

    $50 every day value.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371034

    $30 after MIR can't be beat. combined discounts unique value.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139008

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    The only other option I'd get, that they have is the Seasonic X-650w Gold, but, that would add about an extra $140 US to the price of the the system.

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    Widetech = generic = playing Russian Roulette with your hardware.

    It seems odd that you can only choose between a crappy generic PSU and a high-quality one. A good Antec PSU, or a nice Corsair would be a heck of a lot better than the generic, while not being nearly as expensive as an X-series Seasonic.

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    http://www.pc-parts.com.au/dispdet.p...07231222178057

    Judging by the looks and what's visible of the internals, a real turkey.

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    I think i'm gonna buy me the corsair 650W and just replace the other PSU with that so thanks for the help.

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    You do understand there is NO need for a 650W power supply for your setup, right? Some would consider it money wasted to purchase such a powerful unit for a computer that's going to struggle to pull over 250W at max draw.
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    It might hit 300W during Furmark+LinX.



    At least consider something other than the Corsair TX650. I'd pick an S12II Bronze over an S12 like the TX650 any day of the week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smirnoff View Post
    http://www.pc-parts.com.au/dispdet.p...07231222178057

    Judging by the looks and what's visible of the internals, a real turkey.
    No PFC, lacking transient filter, cheap caps... I'd be surprised if this thing does 350 Watt within spec, at 65% PFC

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    From those pics it looks like a linkworld. It looks like it has a somewhat decent transient filter, but probably lacks the MOV's and possibly a NTC thermistor. Passive PFC inductor there, probably maxes out at around 350W before going BANG!

    But the OP should look at a lower wattage psu than a 650W, save a few bucks. A 400W would be more than adequate.
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