Recommended to those of you whose budget concerns outweigh all-out performance.
The quality of entry-level PSUs is such that their physical and electrical performance is within the general ballpark of what we'd call premium power supplies. You lose modular cabling, hybrid fan modes, pure performance and sacrifice a longer warranty, but, and it's a big one, these kinds of PSUs are perfectly serviceable units for a mainstream build.
We'd be happy to install something like the be quiet! System Power 8 600W into a mainstream build, and many system integrators will choose to do exactly that, because value is so keen from a big-brand manufacturer. Backed by a three-year warranty and currently retailing at around the £40 mark, this is a supply aimed at PC enthusiasts who would rather put £25 of a £500 budget towards a bigger SSD or nicer chassis.
This is a bread and butter power supply backed by one of the most reputable PSU manufacturers around. Recommended to those of you whose budget concerns outweigh all-out performance.
Solid performance for class of PSU
Rated at 40°C ambient
Low-load efficiency not great
be quiet! System Power 8 600W
The be quiet! System Power 8 600W PSU is available to purchase from Scan Computers
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