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Old 04-22-2004, 10:12 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I am looking at getting a new PSU in the near future, my current one came with my case, a 350 watt one. I will be moving all my components to a new case with more fans. i am lookin at the 400 to 480 watt range. I know antec and thermaltake make good PSU's, but are there any other good PSU manufacturers other than thses two? I don't really wan't to spend more than $60 since i have yet to buy the fans. I have heard that enermax and raidmax are ok, but i would like your opinion.
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I was looking at power supplies also and I think i have decided on an Enermax Noisetaker 470 watt. The reviews I have read said its a very good power supply. I can not really say for sure since I have not used it, but im sure you can take the people who know what they are doing with the voltage equiptments word before you can take mine anyway
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where did you find it? newegg.com? tigerdirect? somewhere else?

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Heh, i went to newegg and found it for about $100, way over my budget but then i found a nice thermaltake 420 watt PSU

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...153-006&depa=1

all the reviews say it is a good PSU except one, but there are always lemons out there, just like cars.
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what determines that it is a good PSU?
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Old 04-22-2004, 05:50 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I like this one

Antec 480 watt True Blue PSU
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ANTEC makes a very good and stable PSU
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well i decided on the Thermaltake Silent PurePower, 420W ATX power supply
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...153-006&depa=1

to go along with it, i bought two of these fans. I already have one that i got from best buy( i won't make that bad decision again, since i paid at least 3 times the price than at newegg)
Antec All Clear PRO 80mm 4 pin Fan for all 80mm Computer Case cooling requirements
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...129-027&depa=1

And i finally got some Artic Silver 5
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...100-007&depa=1
i have heard good things about thermaltake PSU's(also Antec) all the reviews for this were good.
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