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PC - i5 6400 2.7GHz, 8GB DDR4, 1TB HDD, DVD - $511.20 Delivered @ PC Byte eBay

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CPU Intel 6th Gen Quad-Core i5 6400 2.7GHz ~ 3.3GHz (4 Cores 4 Threads) LGA1151
CPU Cooler Model Intel Stock Cooler
Motherboard Intel H110 Chipset Mobo:
- 4xSATA
- USB2.0 & USB3.0
- 2xDIMM DDR4 Slot
- VGA / DVI / HDMI
(Asus / Gigabyte / AsRock / MSI )
RAM 8GB 2133MHz DDR4 RAM
(G.Skill / Kingston / Crucial / Corsair / Adata)
Video Card Intel Integrated Graphics HD 530
Storage 1TB 7200rpm 3.5 Inch Desktop HDD
(Toshiba / Hitachi / Seagate / Western Digital / HGST )
Optical Drive DVD Writer Optical Drive
(LG / Liteon / Asus)
Power Supply Generic 550W Power Supply
- EPS
- SATA Power
- 4-pin Molex
Case T1XB / T1XW / T2XB / T2XW (Depend On Stock Availability)
- USB2.0 & USB3.0
- Audio Port
- No Case Fan Included (Pleaase Purchase LED Fan Upgrade for Lighting Effect)
OS Not Included ( Please purchase Windows Upgrade Option)

Recommended upgrades:
8GB - 16GB DDR4 Ram - $55.20
Upgrade Intel H110 to B150 Motherboard - $31.20 (2 extra PCI-E, more USB ports, more Ram slots, more Sata ports)
And probably upgrade the standard Power Supply - ~$80-$90

Total - Approx $575-$600 (+ Windows)

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  • +10 votes

    Don't need it and want it :\

    • +1 vote

      Open your wallet. Nao.

      • +8 votes

        Just posting this here for exposure: BUYER BEWARE

        " Moments ago I was singing praises about my PC I bought a couple of weeks ago from these guys. A user asked me for the for PSU specs, which I thought was a 600W power supply, but I realised it's actually 220W.The model number is 600W, but the power is 220W, advertised as 550W. So misleading!"

        Previous people who purchased this unit received a 220W not even 550W power supply. Misleading from PC=Byte and possible risk of damaging components worth several times more. Buyer beware. Especially if purchasing with generic PSU(which is not recommended!)

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          Maybe they are misreading the sticker? I assume it says 12v 220w.

          220w TOTAL in a full size psu is both very low and unusual

        • +3 votes

          @rememberme:
          Nope only 220W, it is this one http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/321310803593. Has exactly the same ports 2×molex etc.

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          Same thing happened to my PSU, I wonder how many others have been scammed, could be hundreds.

        • +1 vote

          @hcetigol:
          Well thats a bit sh*t

        • +3 votes

          UPDATE:
          I called PC Byte today. I told him the PSU was only 220W. He assured me it's 600W, and that the label must have been incorrect. Either way, he said to run a decent GPU, I should have upgraded to an 80+ high efficiency PSU. I asked if I could upgrade and he said it's too late as I've already received the PC. I asked him to email me in writing confirmation that what he said about the PSU was correct, and to sent me a link to the PSU on another site confirming the specs of the PSU. He said he'd do this quickly.

          About 2 hours later, he emailed saying I can upgrade to the high efficiency PSU and he'd ship it out, and that I don't need to return the generic PSU. I called, and asked if I was right about the PSU, and he gave an unclear answer. Aka I was right.

          I genuinely think that PC byte thought this was a 600W PSU, and figured this out after my call and before emailing me. With 20% off ebay, I got the cosair vs550 for $39 shipped.

          I am interested to see if they'll dump the stock of this tsunami '600W' 220W PSU, or continue to install. Either way, PC still a great price, but very unethical if they know about this before my call. Perhaps it's my trusting nature, but I genuinely don't think they knew until after my call. Also, shame on Tsunami for such tactless marketing.

          I encourage anyone who has purchased recently and didn't upgrade the PSU to check if they got a 220W PSU also.

        • +1 vote

          @edshays:

          See here also for a discussion I was having with a store rep

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          @hcetigol:

          When did you purchase your system? Have you had any luck?
          I'd call, as their email reply is very sloppy.

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          @edshays: I got the same outcome as you did,decided to pay 40 for a corsair vs550. The dude actually rang me once I made an eBay dispute he seemed reasonable but didn't want to admit fault or make it easy to fix the problem. They wanted me to return the old power supply before sending a new one so I just said (profanity) it I can't be without a computer for a month considering their ship times.

          Heck I wasn't that suprised given the bargain basement prices but I'd have a second thought before dealing with them again. Most companies I've dealt with are sometimes marginal in after sales support but in this case the component was completely different to what I paid for and I essentially got punished for their mistake.

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          @hcetigol:

          Yeah. So are they making you send back the original PSU, or are they just letting you keep/dispose of it, like they did for me? I imagine shipping would probably cost more than the PSU itself.

          Man, that Tsunami product code is misleading, but you'd think they'd check the max wattage before making a bulk order. I wonder how many of these they have sitting their they they can now not use (assuming they're going to cease installing these 220W PSU's immediately).

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          @edshays:

          I'm not sure, I have no use for the old PSU once I receive the new one so I don't care. I wonder how many people have these in their computers and don't realise they are only 220w, my hunch is that PC-Byte will not inform them and the only they'll figure out is stumbling upon this thread when they start having issues. Sure all generics are shit, but there is still a difference between a 220W and 550W generic.

          Considering other peoples experiences with PC-Byte my gut tells me they knew exactly what they were doing and bought these cheap, noobs will be burned by the shit power supply and not even realize it while those more informed will choose the upgrade option anyway and be unaffected. No way to prove it but unfortunately extreme competition and capitalism drives dishonest behavior.

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          @hcetigol:

          Yeah. Just glad I figured this out now. Lucky someone on OzB asked me for info on PSU, otherwise I would have never looked closely at the info. I would have not known until I tried installing a GPU and had all sorts of issues.

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          @edshays: The dude also tried convincing me I had been upgraded to 600W from 550W, I prety much lost all respect for him after that, the tsunami generic 550W doesn't even exist.

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          @hcetigol:

          Wow. That's pretty low. Gave him benefit of the doubt yesterday that he didn't know, but that's just dodgy!

  • +29 votes

    MSY -
    i5 6400 - $248 link
    8GB DDR4 - $46 link
    Mobo - $76 link
    1TB HDD - $68 link
    Case w/ PSU - $39 link
    DVD - $17 link

    = $494

    So $17.20 for them to build it and ship it to you (assuming similar brands etc)

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      Isn't this assuming msy.com.au has the cheapest prices for every part

      • +18 votes

        Yes, of course it is, but it's a general way of comparison and by detailing prices from 1 store it's a better estimate (so you don't have to allow for postage etc).
        It's just there for a comparison, not a shopping list.

    • +8 votes

      You forgot about the cable ties

    • +5 votes

      It's more fun to do it yourself. You can put some love into it. The guy at MSY is expected to build one PC every 25 minutes (I went for a job interview there once and I was too slow because I took my time like I would if I was building it myself). They are going to do a rush job and not put the time into making the cabling look pretty and neat. They don't care, it's for someone else anyway.

      You can do a better job yourself.

      • +5 votes

        Each to their own
        (and that list was just a price comparison, doesn't include build costs - which are normally about $55 afaik)

        As I mentioned, I bought a package of these guys, cords were properly done, not just all over the place :)

        Obviously you learn more by doing it yourself, but some people cbf :)

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      PC byte doesn't specify the brands they use, how much does the brand matter? I see comments from some people saying there are cheap brands, And that's what PC byte will use.

      Also, I noticed the upgrading of ram costs $55.20, but MSY has 8gb for $46, cant I just buy the MSY ram and upgrade it myself for $9.20 less?

      • +1 vote

        Yeah course you can, I didn't check prices before I posted that in the OP :)

        As to brands, I can only go off what they had a few years ago, when they had an active rep on here. Real shame they don't now, that rep actually put together some packages during these sales, and would state what brands were being used

        Back then I was able to get the psu upgraded to a coolermaster one, or it was included I think

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          I guess I ask generally, for example, the mobo it comes with is a H110. But I don't know if it's a Asus / Gigabyte / AsRock / MSI brand. It will be whatever they have in stock when they build.

          But does it matter if it's a Asus H110 or a AsRock H110? Specs wise it's the same isn't it? So is it just a personal brand preference that some people take issue with when they say one brand is cheap?

        • +1 vote

          @cloudy:

          So is it just a personal brand preference that some people take issue with when they say one brand is cheap?

          Pretty much (besides some proprietary things like quick-boot and certain overclocking options afaik). It's most likely it would be AsRock brand, because they're the cheapest.

          I can understand personal preference for Ram/HDD. Mobo, I dunno, I've never had 1 fail touch wood

        • +1 vote

          @Spackbace:
          I am very picky with brands, but if someone was on a budget the brand of motherboard or ram doesn't really matter.

          Every brand you listed is going to have an intel chipset, and probably made in the same factory.

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    Anyone know if this can run games like CS:GO, GTA, LOL? Or do I need to upgrade it further.

    • +9 votes

      You'll need a graphics card.

    • +3 votes

      csgo yes. gta v no unless u get a discretw gpu

    • +5 votes

      At low/lowest settings and 1280x720, you'll be able to play CS:GO and GTA fine. Should be able to max out LoL.

      Otherwise, you'll need a graphics card and a new power supply.

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      LoL should get near 60 frames. CS:GO you would be at a disadvantage either with lower frame rate or really clamped down quality. GTA V would be unplayable.

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      I have a laptop with 2117u and onboard HD graphics which can play COD and similar titles, yrs 2010 and earlier, at HD on low settings :-)
      This desktop is much more powerful than my laptop, but still, throw a 1060 or 480 into it.

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      whack a 2gb graphics card in it (extra 200 bucks or so) and you'll be able to play GTAV at 60fps on high settings I'd say.

  • +3 votes

    Note their cases usually suck. Also generic power supply.

    • +2 votes

      Haha, that's probably a SHAW. You'd be lucky if it doesn't blow up and take out your PC with it. Avoid.

    • +3 votes

      Yes I asked them the question about the i7-6700k system.

      Here's what I found:

      *Generic under powered PSU
      *Slow RAM (2133MHz)
      *Crappy cheap case
      *GPU most likely the founders edition which is crap
      *They won't specify the brand and model of SSD and HDD (could just be a crappy no brand SSD and slow HDD)
      *They won't specify the model of MOBO
      *Must purchase OS separately

      From what I can gather, they will throw in all the cheapest parts in the system.
      If you're serious about keeping your PC for much longer, you'll probably end up with many of the upgrade options.
      Even so, their upgrade options aren't all that economical and very restrictive.
      When you add everything up and even with the 20% off, the price is not all that different to what you pay for in Centrecom.
      At least with the custom build system from Centrecom, you can choose all the parts you want instead of the crappy low grade stuff.

      If you go to MSY or CPL, you'll probably end up with a better and cheaper alternative.

      • +4 votes

        My thoughts on the system

        *PSU is not the greatest but a low powered GPU like 1060 would be fine-PSU would be the first thing I upgrade
        *RAM clocks create minimal difference in real terms, it's mainly bragging rights
        *Case is shit but not a major issue if your running a low powered,low temps rig, then again it is super cheap
        *HDD I got a seagate 1tb barracuda, I wasn't expecting top of the line
        *SSD-pro tip get your own on the many Ozbargain deals, they come up so often, this and the GPU are super easy to install, literally plug and play
        *GPU -same as above, I'd be looking at 470/480/1060
        *MOBO is one of the four brands which are all reputable it's still a barebones h110
        *OS you can for $20 if you look on youtube, or free if your a student and have access to dreamspark

        All in all it is a good deal if your willing to make compromises and are willing to install a couple parts yourself and maybe have access to a cheap OS. MSY is still a great option if you want more choice and feel comfortable assembling.

        • +1 vote

          I totally agree with you.

          You can ignore other parts being cheap and generic, but you MUST get a decent PSU.
          A cheap and nasty PSU is rated at 500W but the real power is probably 40% of that.
          Also, you don't want it to blow up in your face and fry your mobo and other components.

          Is PC-byte an online only store?
          I know it's based in NSW, so you'll have to ship your unit back to claim warranty if you're from another state.
          Just my own opinion, I would rather purchase a system locally from a large retail store like Centrecom, CPL or MSY.

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          @JajaMinx: if you contact the store rep on here (forget his name?) he may be able to swap the power supply for a low-end corsair bronze PSU at minimal extra cost.. just for anyone actually interested in buying.

          Just note the cases still do suck, they're all cheap $40 cases.

  • +3 votes

    Not a bad time to buy one of these basic desktop PCs and pop a GPU in it, now that RX 470 and GTX 1060 are in stock and going for under $400:

    https://www.ozbargain.com.au/tag/video-card

    VR-capable rig for less than a grand isn't bad.

    I'd recommend upgrading the PSU, but I wonder… even that might not be necessary? These days, with everything taking so little power, even the 300W a no-name 500W PSU puts out might be OK? If I understand right, you just check the wattage and power connectors the card needs (6-pin? 8pin? etc).

    • +8 votes

      6 months ago I got similar build with no dvd player but had ssd. And asus strix gtx 970. Cost me ~$1000. 500W PSU (i thought that expensive psu is waste of $$$). I had BSODs and sudden shut downs. So i got Antec 520M for $100 and my $50 psu is gathering dust somewhere.

      Moral of story, Dont save money on PSU. Get a good one.

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      Would do it more because the GPU it's powering is worth at least 5x what a half decent 500W would be worth.

      $400 RX 480 is 8x more expensive than this jobby… https://www.pccasegear.com/products/29871/silverstone-stride...

    • +3 votes

      Is it a great deal. I bought the same build from PcByte but with an i5-6600. Here is a benchmark I just ran. http://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/1526850. Plays modern games on ultra at 120fps+. Note I got the graphics card seperately as the ones they provide are overpriced, super easy to install. Also got a 500gb SSD from Oz-bargain deal

    • +5 votes

      I'd recommend upgrading the PSU, but I wonder… even that might not be necessary?

      I take it back, elsewhere in this thread, dude who bought a system from these guys found out his PSU is actually 220W, its just - get this - the model name is "Tsunami 600W"!

      Definitely spend $50-100 and get a name brand PSU if you want to put a GPU in this…

  • +3 votes

    I ordered from these guys during the last eBay promo. The price was right, however the shipping was incredibly slow (took about 10 days before they even shipped it, and they used Toll - which here in WA are rather inconvenient because the only pickup point is the airport). They also mistook the specs of an ssd they advertised and therefore did not include it in the shipment - fair enough, except that wasn't communicated to me at all and they probably were hoping I wouldn't notice. Still fluffing around trying to get a refund to my paypal.

    Might be worth paying that bit extra and use a different seller.

    • +1 vote

      On the flipside, I ordered a pre-made system like this during an eBay sale a few years back and was pretty happy with the turnaround, delivered to my work.

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      I ordered a router and wifi adapter yesterday mid morning and it arrived here mid morning today, free postage. No good that your experience sucked, but Thumbs Up from me.

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    But how many teraflops ?? ;)

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    Im reading this whilst on my phone because my Desktop shat itself! Guys I dont game but do a lot of digital work.
    I know nothing! is this a great deal?

    • +1 vote

      What sort of digital work? Photo editing or video editing?

      • +1 vote

        i was actually thinking of buying this purely for video editing too - dont do any gaming on PC (have xbone for that)

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        Marketing so nothing that takes up too much

        • +1 vote

          More than enough, add to it over time (ie upgrade the ram to 16gb later, add a graphics card later, add an ssd later)

          Price comparison is up above to compare against MSY

          Definitely get the mobo upgrade though, it's worth spending that lil bit more to get more

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    Id get the i6600 for $40 more. You cant overclock the 6400 on those mobos

    • +1 vote

      $87.20 more for the 'k' version (overclockable) link
      Big price difference, depends if you wanna overclock or not

      • +3 votes

        And then you need a cooler which will be at least another $30

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        You need a compatible mobo(z170) and cooler, so considering those items and the k itself it is quite a bit more. I have heard there is a small hack you can do, overclock an 6400 up to a 6600k using a h110 or b150m Asrock mobo. I'm not sure if you still can or if intel has patched it.

        • +1 vote

          Yeah so the prices rise considerably, suddenly it stops being an entry level system to more of an enthusiast level

  • +6 votes

    Horrible seller. Ordered a GTX 1080 for $1300 during the last Ebay sale and it was out of stock even though it was showing as more than 10 in stock.

    • +7 votes

      I have bought 2xSSD drivers from them. I took me a month to get my money back from Paypal. They are also only offer invoices on request. This indicates to me that they are charging GST from me but may not pass it to the ATO when the invoice was not issued.

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        I had my new pc build in limbo waiting on parts from them from the same ebay sale. Claimed they had them but ran out of stock. Requested a refund. When they finally agreed they didn't process it. Had to make a claim through ebay. Will never purchase from them again

  • +2 votes

    Bought from these guys last month in the 20% off sale. Essentially the same system, but got the faster i5-6600. Ended up being about $40 more.

    Great price. Their communication is absolutely terrible, but at the end of the day you get the PC. I'm not one of those people who are going to upgrade to 16GB at this point when it's not necessary, or put about 30 fans in, so this motherboard is fine for me, and I think it will be for most. I bought an SSD also during the sale (not the upgrade option, I installed myself). Also waiting for a good GPU deal.

    The case is pretty difficult to work with when it comes to installing drives, but it does the job. The PSU is a cheapy, but was 600w instead of the advertised 550w. I'm not going overboard with GPU or over clocking, so should do the job.

    A tip: whilst win10 free upgrade from Microsoft is officially over, if you do a clean install from a usb/DVD, I can confirm it will activate using a w7 or w8 key. Have successfully done this on two computers which had not previously been updated to w10.

  • +8 votes

    Moments ago I was singing praises about my PC I bought a couple of weeks ago from these guys. A user asked me for the for PSU specs, which I thought was a 600W power supply, but I realised it's actually 220W. The model number is 600W, but the power is 220W. So misleading!
    I hadn't noticed as havn't got a GPU yet, so the pc hasn't been used for much more than installing windows. I have just messaged them, but chances are they probably won't even reply. Hopefully they fix this up.

    • +2 votes

      Shit :(

    • +1 vote

      Same situation here, it is advertised as 550W

    • +1 vote

      This could affect other components as well, incredibly dodgy.

    • +2 votes

      This is why you see different grades of PSUs like bronze, gold and platinum.

      Advertised rating of a PSU can be deceiving.
      As I said before, a shitty 500W PSU (e.g. shaw) has only 30-40% efficiency meaning you'll end up with 200W REAL power output.
      Also, it will probably die or blow up in your face after 12 months.

      However, an 80+ bronze 500W PSU from any reputable brand will give you 400W+ guaranteed.

      You can skimp on case or GPU, but a decent PSU is a must if you want a reliable PC.

      When I buy a PC, I want to know what brand or model of components I have in the system.
      These guys use the cheapest components in their systems and offer upgrade options at a much higher price than Centrecom, CPL and MSY.

      • +1 vote

        This is a 230W with at best 50% efficiency so 120W if lucky. Also it is advertised as 550W so that should be the minimum wattage no matter what otherwise it is false advertising.

        • +1 vote

          It's unacceptable, I think you guys should speak to them and work out a solution.

          If you guys bought it on eBay, then file for a dispute.

        • +1 vote

          That's not how efficiency works. If their stated wattage is 200W on 12V and it has exactly 50% efficiency, then it will still provide up to 200W (or whatever it really is) and draw double from the wall.

          Efficiency = how much energy is wasted.

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          @FiveDarrah: Thanks mate, I have a gtx1060 and this PSU most of the time it is ok but sometimes some of my usb ports don't work and I've had a couple of random crashes. Could those be systems of underpowered PSU? I'm sure if it on the fringe of running ok at 220W generic it would be fine with even a pretty shitty 550w generic. So disappointing PC-Byte has created this headache for people

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          @hcetigol:

          I can't say conclusively about the USB ports but probably not. Sounds like a mobo/bios/software related issue. Being on the internet, I can't really diagnose the problem beyond that, so it's possible the PSU is somehow responsible. As to the crashing - could be anything. Honestly if you can't figure it out and the issues are consistent, then you should consider buying a new PSU.

          Literally the cheapest PSU at PCCG would be better (VS350 at $49) but I don't recommend that. Some high quality budget PSUs I can recommend:

          • EVGA 500W 80 Plus
          • XFX TS Series Pro 550W
          • EVGA 500B 500W

          And if you want to spend more:

          • Cooler Master Vanguard V550
          • Seasonic G550
          • Corsair RM550x

          Disappointing to see this kind of stuff from pc byte, they're taking advantage of people who aren't the most knowledgeable and would miss the actual wattage of the unit, thinking the name is the wattage. All to drive down the overall price of the build to look more attractive.

    • +2 votes

      Wow, just WOW. You should have a fair trading case there. Ain't nobody who should be selling 220watt PSUs these days. You couldn't even add a 750ti to your system.

    • +1 vote

      UPDATE:
      I called PC Byte today. I told him the PSU was only 220W. He assured me it's 600W, and that the label must have been incorrect. Either way, he said to run a decent GPU, I should have upgraded to an 80+ high efficiency PSU. I asked if I could upgrade and he said it's too late as I've already received the PC. I asked him to email me in writing confirmation that what he said about the PSU was correct, and to sent me a link to the PSU on another site confirming the specs of the PSU. He said he'd do this quickly.

      About 2 hours later, he emailed saying I can upgrade to the high efficiency PSU and he'd ship it out, and that I don't need to return the generic PSU. I called, and asked if I was right about the PSU, and he gave an unclear answer. Aka I was right.

      I genuinely think that PC byte thought this was a 600W PSU, and figured this out after my call and before emailing me. With 20% off ebay, I got the cosair vs550 for $39 shipped.

      I am interested to see if they'll dump the stock of this tsunami '600W' 220W PSU, or continue to install. Either way, PC still a great price, but very unethical if they know about this before my call. Perhaps it's my trusting nature, but I genuinely don't think they knew until after my call. Also, shame on Tsunami for such tactless marketing.

      I encourage anyone who has purchased recently and didn't upgrade the PSU to check if they got a 220W PSU also.

  • +2 votes

    Wow, I've usually been a fan of PC Byte but I'm revoking my pos vote and changing to a neg until the PSU matter is resolved. Having a 220W PSU advertised with 600W as a model number is intentionally misleading and terrible business practice. SMH.

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    I upvote this Spackbase just for the amount of wonderful effort you have put into this Post :D
    This really is what makes the OzBargain community special.

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    i dont like pc bite shop,Msy and umart cheaper than the pc bite after 20percent off。

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    The i5 6400 system I bought from them came with the tsunami 600 PSU and I installed a gtx 950 in the system as they are quite low power. When you Google search this PSU model it has a photo with a pci power plug for the gpu but I couldn't find mine so had to use a 2x molex to pci power adapter cable. System seems to run alright although I haven't ran a stress test on it.

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