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Old 10-02-2004, 12:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Unhappy power supply

thinking of buying a new power supply

here are the specs for my computer....any suggestions..

Board: ASUSTeK Computer INC. CUSL2 REV 1.xx
Bus Clock: 133 megahertz
BIOS: Award Software, Inc. ASUS CUSL2 ACPI BIOS Revision 1001.A 06/21/2000


what do you all think of


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Old 10-02-2004, 02:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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personally I would go with something with a little better rails in the power line. for a decent psu expect to pay around $60 (american) and up. I just bought an Aspire 500w with all the bells and whistles and lights and paid like $59 or something.

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I say, the bigger (or in this case, more powerful) the better. If you ever plan to upgrade, you will already have the power to do it with if you get a powerful PSU. I'd say nothing under 400 watts. I can't reccomend any brands because I do not know enough about the different brands.
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Old 10-02-2004, 08:09 PM   #4 (permalink)
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i bought a thermaltake dual fan psu 420watt, it keeps my system cool also its almost silent. you could get the 480 active pfc version and it comes with a fan controller. verry good value

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Old 10-02-2004, 08:44 PM   #5 (permalink)
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thanks everyone..this helps..
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Old 10-03-2004, 05:32 AM   #6 (permalink)
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i have a super flower 14 cm fan PSU http://www.super-flower.com.tw/english/14cmfan-psu.htm got it for $AU140
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Old 10-03-2004, 06:51 AM   #7 (permalink)
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i just bought a thermaltake 480wtt http://www.thermaltake.com/purepower...4344twv480.htm

comes with a dial and a extra fan, and the amount of air it blows out and how silent it is for that speed is amazing, i can cool down incase temp in seconds and hardly hear a thing.

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