Good power supply?

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Zeratul
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Good power supply?

Post by Zeratul » Thu Aug 11, 2005 5:24 pm

Im looking for a good yet cheap PSU for my comp. Whats a good amount of money to spend on PSU? And which brands are the best? I have a 420 Watt PSU but Ive been told my its not good enough for my AMD 3800+, 2 Gig ram and Radeon 9800 Pro. I havent run into any problems yet but I want to have a good PSU when I upgrade my video card.

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Post by dicecca112 » Thu Aug 11, 2005 6:39 pm

Fortron Blue Storm is good, most Antecs are good, OCZs are good, Fortron's in general are good.

The blue storm can be had for under 85$
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Post by LVCapo » Thu Aug 11, 2005 6:44 pm

You definitely don't want to go out and just buy the cheapest 500W you can find.
Antec NeoPower 480W Power Supply - Retail at Newegg.com
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6817103924

OCZ OCZ520ADJ 520W Power Supply - Retail at Newegg.com
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6817104152

SPARKLE FSP530-60GNA 530W Power Supply - OEM at Newegg.com
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6817103489

OCZ ModStream OCZ52012U 520W Power Supply - Retail at Newegg.com
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6817104155

Thermaltake PurePower W0023R 560W Power Supply - Retail at Newegg.com
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6817153015


Those are just a couple samples I'd consider, from some brands I'd recommend

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Post by Sasquatch » Thu Aug 11, 2005 9:01 pm

Enermax is a good brand. I have a EG651P-VE FM (550 Watts). It's powering an AMD Athlon 64 3200+, Leadtek 6800GT videocard, and 12 hard drives. It runs like a champ for me.

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Post by -mogwai » Thu Aug 11, 2005 10:10 pm

i'm gonna invest in an ocz modstream
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Post by teer » Mon Sep 19, 2005 8:30 am

enermax is

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Post by kenc51 » Mon Sep 19, 2005 8:37 am

FSP Group (Fortron) would give best bang for buck!

They are a little noisy.. Antec and OCZ psu's are noisy too, except antec's neopower series (quietest)..

If you air cool your pc then the psu noise won't matter too much..

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Post by DanielDev » Fri Sep 30, 2005 11:23 am

I think the Akasa POWERPLUS 650W V1 (version 1) is very nice.
Little people know Akasa as a PSU maker so its got little attention from most people, but the reviews ive seen are all very positive :D

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