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Old 03-07-2005, 11:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I am currently planning on upgrading my old raidmax case and 350w psu to new stuff since the fan is starting to make noises and the case is messed up. I also bought a new maxtor 200gb sata that I'm planning on putting in there and don't have the right connections on my old psu. As of right now I am pretty much set on the thermaltake armor (its pretty sweet) but am having problems choosing a power supply. Are the ultra x-connects any good? I've hear mixed reviews on them. Or what other psu's would be a good choice? Thanks.

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Old 03-07-2005, 12:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I would recomend the antec truepower psu's as they give the advertised wattage, and have very good amps on the 12V.


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Old 03-07-2005, 02:33 PM   #4 (permalink)
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How are the thermaltake psu's? I was kinda looking for something around 500w or so. Also, what are the "rails" and what are good ones? Thanks.
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Old 03-07-2005, 09:14 PM   #6 (permalink)
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deadweight has the one you want.
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Old 03-07-2005, 09:38 PM   #7 (permalink)
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the ultra x connect ones have a lot of amps for each rail... but the cables on them are very thick and heavy makeing it hard to put it into a midtower case..... even hard on full tower case's.... But its like 30+ amps for the 12v rail and its 500 watt max...
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Old 03-07-2005, 09:41 PM   #8 (permalink)
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According to the January 2005 issue of Maximum PC, the following are the best of what they tested:

Antec NeoPower 480.......score:10/ Kick ***
PC Power & Cooling Turbo-Cool 510 Deluxe........score:9/ Kick ***
Cooler Master RS-450-ACLY........score:8
OCZ PowerStream 520ADJ.......score:7

Antec........$126 @ NewEgg

PC Power........$197.10 @ pcpowerand

Cooler Master........$79.99 @ NewEgg

OCZ........$140 @ NewEgg

Something to chew on. Maximum PC tortured these power supplies. The Vantec Stealth VAN-520A flunked the tests, as did the Ultra Products X-connect.

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