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Old 08-21-2005, 10:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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what is the best brand for psu's and what is an average price for a medium quality psu
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Old 08-21-2005, 10:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Thermaltake, Antec, OCZ. If you are looking for a pretty good PSU, I would suggest getting a Ultra X-connect. They are 30 bucks for a 400 watt at tigerdirect. There is a rebate for them. Regardless of ignorant opinions about the X-connects, I have not had any problems. Voltage on the rails are dead on or a little above. I own two. Here is the link for the PSU

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...4&Sku=ULT31590
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X-Connects are fine, just don't expect to see that rebate anytime soon or ever...
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Watcha mean?
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Tiger Direct is notorious for not handing out its rebates.

I have an X-Connect (500 watt), and its fine, its got steady amps, but i wouldnt try any heavy overclocking on it. It does have 34a on the +12V, and its an okay PSU, but there are better options. Id go with an OCZ Modstream or Powerstream
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OCZ and Antec have some great PSU's out, the Antec NeoPower 480W is a beast...
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Old 08-21-2005, 11:04 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Wow, alright first things first.

1) tiger direct doesnt handle the rebates first off. You get them off the site, print them out, and send them in with the upc. It is direct with the manufacturer. So obviously they arent notorious for anything, due to the fact you dont know what the hell you are talking about.

2) You ever tested the PSU witha multimeter? Thats pretty much the only way you would know if it has steady amps or not, I assume you are referring to voltage.

Thats my critique.
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X-Connects do look nice. However they are nothing except a slightly better generic looking PSU that looks good.
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They are still good regardless.
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Old 08-22-2005, 02:50 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Xconnects are horriable psus there 500W peaks at about 350W.


An antec ocz or enermax is midrange if you want highend your going be paying over $200usd for a pc power and cooling.
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