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Old 01-09-2005, 05:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Can i get a good 480-500w psu with 60-70 dollars or less.

i just biult my computer about 3 weeks ago and it works awsome. but my power supply is a 30 dollar 500 and when i do checks on voltage with software sondra i voltage is quite off in some places. and i really dont feel like running my system with a crappy psu. so here are the specs for my computer. just tell me what u recommend and where to by.

amd athlon 64 3200
gigabyte GA-k8ns mobo
1gb of pc3200 ram
radeon (abit) x800 pro
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cd-rw/dvd-rom
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creative labs live 24bit audio.
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Old 01-09-2005, 05:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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never go cheap on power supplies. that **** runs the entire system and a cheap one will put all of your components in harms way. i have seen many people damage hardware from using no name power supplies. most of the time the voltages are off and are not steady. check it man.
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Old 01-09-2005, 06:00 PM   #3 (permalink)
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so what powersupply do u recommend because i need to start saving up.
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Old 01-09-2005, 06:00 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Default Thermaltake W0014 Silent Purepower 480W

I recomend the Thermaltake W0014 Silent Purepower 480W it has 12V@18A plus it has knob controled fan speed( front or back mounted). I have had it for about a month now and not a single prob. its 56USD at http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduc...153-007&DEPA=1

also comes in white.
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1) antec 2) thermaltake 3) enermax 4) ... whatever else
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thanks any other recommendations will be helpfull so i have a choice.
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no probs man.
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Antec, Thermaltake, Enermax or Ultra are the better power supplies out there

Antec and Thermaltake are probbably the best for a budget
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I use thermaltake purepower powersupply, its great, and i love the dual fans!
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