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Old 09-06-2006, 01:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
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ok so i bought a 650w PS supply that turned out to be bad..ANNOYING SQUEELING SOUND and wouldnt boot with ALL my stuff hooked up.

Here is what i have

P4 2.4ghz
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Geforce 6600 GT OC 128mb
Sound blaster audigy 4
ATI TV Wonder Pci (TV TUNER)
emprex dvd-rw 16x
WD - 80GB 7200 rpm (IDE)
WD - 120GB 7200rpm (IDE)
WD - 250GB 7200rpm (IDE)
WD - 76GB Raptor 10K RPM (SATA)
4 case fans
Artic Cooler CPU fan

I was running a 450W Hercules PS...minus 2 of those drives in list...and when ever i put my cordless mouse on charger(USB) my system would go into hibernate. weird i know.

So obvious i am NOT going to buy a CHEAP PS again. So what brand (medium priced or on sale at fry's) should i look for and what wattage.

thanks ALOT!!
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Thermaltake is very good, that's what I've got. I wouldn't get any less than 550w just to be safe and have a little wiggle room. But I generally go overboard on psu wattage.
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A quality 430/450watt will do fine.
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Old 09-10-2006, 04:40 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Cheapest "Quality" Power supply i could find that would give you room to upgrade
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817182042

It's not name brand but reviews other than one seem decent and it Has Great specs.
PFC,80% efficency(only 20% loss to heat... 50% is average (saves you money on electric bill after a while) etc
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The verdict is still out on Rosewill, they need time to develop a track record, so far nothing out standing either way. They do have decent specs.

I would suggest spending the extra twenty bucks and buy a Antec TruepowerII TPII 550W.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817103931
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i went to fry's and bought an this http://www.xoxide.com/ultra-xfinity-600w-black.html i just went ahead and spent the money....lol i know im cheap
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Looking at your specs, any 420+W PSU will be operating it. Although, I would recommend a 450-480W.
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