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Old 02-26-2006, 02:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have decided that I need to buy a new PSU. I want something that is 480 Watts or bigger, and something that will last me a long time. Also I dont want to spend more than $100 USD.

I have heard that Antec and Thermaltake are good brands, but I dont really know much about buying PSUs so I am here asking you guys for some help.

Any responses are appreciated!
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Old 02-26-2006, 03:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Thermaltake is a horrible brand for PSU's, they die and take components too much.

There is this PSU for $20 more than the budget, http://www.frozencpu.com/scan/se=Pow...nu_search.html
It is a great looking PSU and is modular, that works.

This company won loads of awards this year: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817151023

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817103941
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An OCZ or Antec, you can find 450, 480, 500, 520 and 550w. Both solid brands too.
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Thermaltake is good. Their old PSUs aren't.

Some of the antecs are the same exact PSUs as Thermaltakes.

Get the antec truepower 2 550w or thermaltake 550w toughpower.
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Old 02-27-2006, 04:19 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Im thinking about getting the Hiper one from FrozenCPU

http://www.frozencpu.com/scan/se=Po...enu_search.html

Has anyone used one of these or know anything about them? Are they pretty high quality? I like the modular feature on it.
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I own one, and love it, and you will as soon as you take it out of the case (which can be used as a 'box of stuff' or a tool box.) It has patented modular design to minimize the drawbacks of having modular. It is very quiet and very reliable. It has a great feature of the rear fan staying on for 3 or so minutes to cool your components fully (great at night.)
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I've heard bad things about Hiper ... the most important thing to look out for is the warranty though, look for one that lasts at least 3 years. If there's no 3yr+ warranty then you can safely assume the product is cheaply made and not of good quality.
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Thanks for the help guys. I thiknk I'm gonna get teh Hiper PSU.
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Old 02-28-2006, 08:56 AM   #9 (permalink)
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it seems you've already made up your mind. i was going to suggest the Antec TruePower 2.0
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I was looking at those and they seem like great PSUs, but the Hiper one appeared to be just as good, and I liked the modular design on them. Also it comes with a neat little toolbox to keep computer stuff in.
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