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Old 03-03-2010, 09:47 AM   #11 (permalink)
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That antec is pretty good, but the sparkle is better and is only $3 more. Sparkle isn't a very famous brand, but its mentioned in the *READ FIRST* Updated Power supply guide under the "Reputable, But harder to find" section. As you can see below, the sparkle offers more amps pretty much on all rails.

Antec Basiq 350watt:
+3.3V@20A,+5V@20A,+12V1@10A,+12V2@13A,-12V@0.3A, +5VSB@2.5A
Sparkle 350watt:
+3.3V@22A,+5V@21A,+12V1@18A,+12V2@16A,-12V@0.3A, +5VSB@2.0A
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Thanks man that guide was very helpful. i hadn't heard of Sparkle so I kinda assumed it was something similar to hec or another crap brand. Unfortunately I already ordered the Antec but i will consider Sparkle on another build for sure.
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Thanks man that guide was very helpful. i hadn't heard of Sparkle so I kinda assumed it was something similar to hec or another crap brand. Unfortunately I already ordered the Antec but i will consider Sparkle on another build for sure.
Your calling HEC a crap brand makes me sad. :'<

I've known many a 585w HEC PSU to run some very impressive rigs...

i5 750 + 9800 GTX+
Phenom II X4 955 + 4850

etc...

For only $30 I wouldn't go so far as to say "crap"
I would say less than reputable, because they don't usually output more than 400-420w under full load.
However.
Generally, that's enough for single GPU setups with low power draw, and I've heard of quite a few people using HEC 585w's with single GPU setups for 3 years or so.

For only $30 it's a steal.
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