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Old 07-03-2004, 08:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm building my first computer, and I still need one thing; the PSU. Here's what I've got so far:

CPU: Intel P4 2.4C (Gonna OC to ~3.2)
MoBo: Abit IC7-G MaxII Advance
Mem: 2 x 512MB PC3200 Dual Chan RAM (Prolly gonna Cruicial)
HS/F: Thermaltake 4-in-1 CL-P0025
Case: Thermaltake Xaser III V2000A
And other misc parts.

However, I don't have the PSU yet, because I'm not sure what to get. I'm thinking 480W, and possibly thermaltake. Here's the Thermaltakes that I'm looking at, but any ideas, thermaltake, antec, other, whatever, would be helpful. Thanks.
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Old 07-03-2004, 09:03 PM   #2 (permalink)
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the thermaltake is very nice, i have the 420 watt version and its excellent. very, very heavy, and you can generally tell quality from how heavy a psu is. i easily doubled the weight of my pc with this psu. however, antec also makes very nice high-end power supplies.
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Old 07-03-2004, 09:10 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Any Antec's you have in mind? I want to spend enough for a good PSU, but not too much, ya know?
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Old 07-03-2004, 09:35 PM   #4 (permalink)
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fortron 530w http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...104-968&depa=1

For the money its the best you can get, and a note on their quality I have a 6 year old fortron in my server, never gave me a problem.
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Old 07-03-2004, 09:46 PM   #5 (permalink)
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How quiet and cool are they in a real-world application though?
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Old 07-03-2004, 09:48 PM   #6 (permalink)
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the fortron has 2 fans, and its quiet so it is cool and quiet and delivers great performance
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Old 07-03-2004, 11:07 PM   #7 (permalink)
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ive never heard of fortron though, so if you want a good psu thats been tested by many of the people here, go with an antec.
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<b>Main System</b>
-Mach Speed X-Caliber PT800DBP Mobo (POS!!)
-Pentium 4 3.0C at stock w/ SP-94 & YS Tech Fan
-Thermaltake 420 Watt Power Supply
-Kingston 512 MB Dual Channel PC3200
-512 MB Kingmax Hardcore PC4000
-GeForceFX 5200 128MB AGP Card | Sound Blaster Audigy2 ZS
-WD Caviar SE 160GB HD 7200 RPM/8 MB/ATA-100
-Nec DVD Burner, 32x16x40 CD-RW, 8x4x12x DVD±RW</font>
<font size=1 color=black>
<b>Dell XPS T700r</b>
-PIII 700Mhz | 20GB Maxtor | 384 MB SDRAM | NEC DVD-ROM | 32MB NVIDIA RIVA TNT2 Model64
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Old 07-03-2004, 11:08 PM   #8 (permalink)
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fortron is a marketing name for sparkle psu's, and quite personally if you havn't heard of them you can't consider yourself a geek. They are the best for the money.
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Old 07-03-2004, 11:11 PM   #9 (permalink)
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dont EVER challenge my geekiness. EVER!
im sure they arent bad, but if you dont wanna spend 75 bucks id go with an antec or thermaltake
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<b>Main System</b>
-Mach Speed X-Caliber PT800DBP Mobo (POS!!)
-Pentium 4 3.0C at stock w/ SP-94 & YS Tech Fan
-Thermaltake 420 Watt Power Supply
-Kingston 512 MB Dual Channel PC3200
-512 MB Kingmax Hardcore PC4000
-GeForceFX 5200 128MB AGP Card | Sound Blaster Audigy2 ZS
-WD Caviar SE 160GB HD 7200 RPM/8 MB/ATA-100
-Nec DVD Burner, 32x16x40 CD-RW, 8x4x12x DVD±RW</font>
<font size=1 color=black>
<b>Dell XPS T700r</b>
-PIII 700Mhz | 20GB Maxtor | 384 MB SDRAM | NEC DVD-ROM | 32MB NVIDIA RIVA TNT2 Model64
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Old 07-03-2004, 11:13 PM   #10 (permalink)
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A) Thermaltake makes horrible psu's

B) Antecs are ok, they are below fortron

And just for recommending thermaltake not only am I challenging your geekiness, I am stripping you off it.
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