Looking for a new product unfortunately. Second hand isn't an option.
I've got my eye on the Corsair CX430 V2 430W. It get's a good review from Johhny Guru.
Do you have a link to the CX430 on OcUK?
I know they used to stock it but I'm unable to find it at the moment..
£40 is a cheap power-supply to be fair. Well, mid-priced really I suppose, since you 'can' buy a psu for £20 but I wouldn't recommend it.
You say it's too much, but I've had more value out of my power supplies than I have out of any other component really, because it's not an 'interesting' item I don't ever change them because I feel like it, thus they have all seen multiple upgrades.
go for the lepa definitely, powering a athlon ii x2 255 @ 3.8Ghz and a overclocked 460gtx 1GB with 4 fans. I have a 500w model and its really quiet and can easily power something more powerful.
I hit this problem when trying to spec up a PC for my dad, in most peoples minds the PSU is "the bit where the kettle lead goes". Well I guess I will see how long the "case" PSU will survive.
To be fair tho, I have had PC's running of standard "already in the case" PSUs last for years. Probably because they are not being asked to do much.
That's fair enough if you are into PC's and understand them. Move components across too new builds etc.
However if your a middle aged woman working in Asda that just likes to "get on facebook." Then unfortunately it is a little expensive for a quality unit. The LEPA at £25 is a really nice price for what appears to be a decent unit with a 3 year warranty to back up the claims.
P.S. I myself would spend a fortune on a PSU. Oh and I'm not a middle aged woman working in Asda... just an example.