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Is a builder 600W PSU reliable?

I bought a pc with a builder 600w psu and some people said to get a new psu. I was wondering if it was reliable and how long will it last?

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It's tier C. Depending on what you're running and at how much of it capacity it's not tooooo bad. I'd more than likely upgrade that before anything else though.

 

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Thought OP had a different brand.

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https://www.riotoro.com/builder-edition-600w

 

This one? If so, its meh, if you're not doing anything too intensive.

 

You could do a lot better though, it won't explode and burn your house down, but if you're doing some intense stuff I would probably upgrade it soon

 

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Ah, those PSUs... They sell them for like 10 pounds in the UK. Absolute junk. Doesn't have aPFC, less than 80% efficiency, would be lucky to actually output 300W let alone 600W.

 

4 minutes ago, Voluspa said:

It's tier C.

Tier C?!?

You must be thinking of the Riotoro Builder series. I think what OP has is this, which is a completely different power supply

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https://www.scan.co.uk/products/600w-xclio-builder-fully-wired-single-rail-120mm-fan-passive-atx-psu

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1 minute ago, Spotty said:

Ah, those PSUs... They sell them for like 10 pounds in the UK. Absolute junk. Doesn't have aPFC, less than 80% efficiency, would be lucky to actually output 300W let alone 600W.

 

Tier C?!?

You must be thinking of the Riotoro Builder series. I think what OP has is this, which is a completely different power supply

https://www.scan.co.uk/images/products/super/3114599-l-d.jpg

https://www.scan.co.uk/products/600w-xclio-builder-fully-wired-single-rail-120mm-fan-passive-atx-psu

I was thinking Riotoro. Never seen the other ones before. Thanks for pointing that out. Hopefully those aren't what OP has..

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2 minutes ago, Spotty said:

Ah, those PSUs... They sell them for like 10 pounds in the UK. Absolute junk. Doesn't have aPFC, less than 80% efficiency, would be lucky to actually output 300W let alone 600W.

 

Tier C?!?

You must be thinking of the Riotoro Builder series. I think what OP has is this, which is a completely different power supply

image.thumb.png.faaa218236d2bd39341eb894242bbec9.png

https://www.scan.co.uk/products/600w-xclio-builder-fully-wired-single-rail-120mm-fan-passive-atx-psu

thats what i have

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2 minutes ago, Spotty said:

Ah, those PSUs... They sell them for like 10 pounds in the UK. Absolute junk. Doesn't have aPFC, less than 80% efficiency, would be lucky to actually output 300W let alone 600W.

 

Tier C?!?

You must be thinking of the Riotoro Builder series. I think what OP has is this, which is a completely different power supply

image.thumb.png.faaa218236d2bd39341eb894242bbec9.png

https://www.scan.co.uk/products/600w-xclio-builder-fully-wired-single-rail-120mm-fan-passive-atx-psu

Exactly what op has as that was in the used system I found.

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1 minute ago, noodlespinbot said:

thats what i have

Ok in that case replace it with something better

 

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1 minute ago, noodlespinbot said:

thats what i have

As I recommended replace as soon as you can.

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2 minutes ago, noodlespinbot said:

thats what i have

Replace it. Those PSU's are absolute junk.

 

What are your system specs?

 

2 minutes ago, Voluspa said:

I was thinking Riotoro. Never seen the other ones before. Thanks for pointing that out. Hopefully those aren't what OP has..

They're 200-240V only, so if you're in the USA or anywhere else that uses 115V mains they won't be sold there. They're more common in the UK where they sell for 10-20 pounds and will show up at the top of the page if you sort by "Price: Low to high". Their low price means they often end up in PCs people are flipping as they try to save a few bucks on the PSU.

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6 minutes ago, Spotty said:

Replace it. Those PSU's are absolute junk.

 

What are your system specs?

 

They're 200-240V only, so if you're in the USA or anywhere else that uses 115V mains they won't be sold there. They're more common in the UK where they sell for 10-20 pounds and will show up at the top of the page if you sort by "Price: Low to high". Their low price means they often end up in PCs people are flipping as they try to save a few bucks on the PSU.

Can i turn it on then unplug it till i get a new psu.

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18 minutes ago, noodlespinbot said:

I bought a pc with a builder 600w psu and some people said to get a new psu. I was wondering if it was reliable and how long will it last?

Like Bob the Builder?

 

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4 minutes ago, noodlespinbot said:

Can i turn it on then unplug it till i get a new psu.

I think you might run in to a few issues if you turn it on and then unplug it...?

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9 minutes ago, jaslion said:

Exactly what op has as that was in the used system I found.

OMG!  I've never seen that before.

 

When 480W = 600W.  LOL!  New math.

 

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3 minutes ago, Spotty said:

I think you might run in to a few issues if you turn it on and then unplug it...?

I'll unplug it after i turn it off im not stupid

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4 minutes ago, Spotty said:

I think you might run in to a few issues if you turn it on and then unplug it...?

but can i just to set it up?

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18 minutes ago, Spotty said:

Replace it. Those PSU's are absolute junk.

 

What are your system specs?

 

They're 200-240V only, so if you're in the USA or anywhere else that uses 115V mains they won't be sold there. They're more common in the UK where they sell for 10-20 pounds and will show up at the top of the page if you sort by "Price: Low to high". Their low price means they often end up in PCs people are flipping as they try to save a few bucks on the PSU.

That's exactly why. 115V here. Price: Low to high even on Newegg gives some scary results. 

@noodlespinbot Obviously, I've never encountered these. The reviews I'm seeing online range from switch melting in a day to smelling weird a week in then it stops working. 

I wouldn't turn my system on with that honestly. It's your system though.

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7 minutes ago, Voluspa said:

That's exactly why. 115V here. Price: Low to high even on Newegg gives some scary results. 

@noodlespinbot Obviously, I've never encountered these. The reviews I'm seeing online range from switch melting in a day to smelling weird a week in then it stops working. 

I wouldn't turn my system on with that honestly. It's your system though.

ok tyvm I'm gonna get a new PSU before i turn it on

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12 hours ago, noodlespinbot said:

but can i just to set it up?

Why do that if you won't use the PC until you get a new PSU anyway?

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1 minute ago, OrionFOTL said:

Why do that if you won't use the PC until you get a new PSU anyway?

yeah i decided not to i was just excited it arrived

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