Buying a used power supply

Zratos

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I came across a used antec high current pro 1200w power supply for $109. The seller gives a month warranty. Should i buy it and is a month enough to see if there are any problems with the power supply?
 

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Titan
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Between those two sites, I'd stick to Corsair RM...i/X as my first picks and the CX...M as a backup choice. The MasterWatt Lite might be good but apart from the MIJ version, reviews are still scarce and the GXII are only so-so.
 

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Titan
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While the HCP are good PSUs in general, I'd be wary of buying a PSU that is possibly over five years old regardless of how good it might be. Unless you plan to go with quad GPUs or some other over-the-top configuration, $110 can get you a number of pretty good brand-new PSUs in the 700-900W range which are vastly sufficient for modern systems.
 

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my psu currently is Deepcool DN500, which I am looking to upgrade to a better one. I am planning to spend around 150 dollars. I live in Cambodia and here, there are not alot of choices i can choose from. Most are Chinese brand names, the only famous branded power supply available are corsair's and coolermaster's. You can check some of their websites here:
http://chantracomputer.com/pcpart.html
http://www.goldonecomputer.com/index.php?route=product/category&path=207

 

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Titan
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Between those two sites, I'd stick to Corsair RM...i/X as my first picks and the CX...M as a backup choice. The MasterWatt Lite might be good but apart from the MIJ version, reviews are still scarce and the GXII are only so-so.
 

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Titan
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The RMi is slightly better and at the 750W level, costs only $1 extra compared to the RM750X.

Under most normal use, I doubt the fan noise in either of those will be an issue as it'll be either stopped or operating at low speeds most of the time.
 

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