which power supply to get - Page 2 - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Monitors, Printers and Peripherals
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 07-13-2005, 02:03 AM   #11 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 274
Default

Here the 520watt version of the powerstream
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817104152

The 600 watt version might be a little over kill unless you dont mind the cost.
__________________

mgoldb2 is offline  
Old 07-14-2005, 12:02 AM   #12 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 123
Default

ok i have narrowed it down to these two which one do yall think i should get?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817104152

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817104155
__________________

__________________
<img src=\"http://www.eraserinc.com/ims/pic.php?u=15tfnhP&i=56\">
<font size=1>Asus P5P800 Mobo, Intel P4 2.8Ghz,1Gb (2x512)Corsair Value Select Ram,BFG Tech 6800 OC,19\" Sony LCD monitor,Seagate 80GB Hard drive,Samsung DVD burner<and a crap power supply that just went out on me</font>
Troubledyouth is offline  
Old 07-14-2005, 01:02 AM   #13 (permalink)
Wizard Techie
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 3,220
Default

definitely the powerstream ($120), the more expensive one, since you get more performance/dollar

Quote:
Originally posted by mgoldb2
I just looked up the thermaltake 480W slilent purepower and it not a very good PSU. 18A on the 12V that not what I call good. 18A is the bear min you would want on a PSU.
umm...the we're talking about an AGP machine here....AGP cards don't take up much power at all, 18A@12V is definitely fine...my friend is powering his 6800GT AGP with a crappy god knows how many years old it is 300W generic PSU

Quote:
Originally posted by mgoldb2

Now what I consider a good PSU is something like the OCz PowerStream 520W OCZ520ADJ or the Antec NeoPower 480W NEOPOWER.
i got t3h neopower and it pwnz
__________________


Quote:
I don\'t play for fun, I play to win and winning is fun.
diabloII is offline  
Old 07-14-2005, 01:07 AM   #14 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 274
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by diabloII

umm...the we're talking about an AGP machine here....AGP cards don't take up much power at all, 18A@12V is definitely fine...my friend is powering his 6800GT AGP with a crappy god knows how many years old it is 300W generic PSU
Maybe but I would not trust my AGP geforce 6800 Ultra to a PSU with 18A.
mgoldb2 is offline  
Old 07-15-2005, 12:53 AM   #15 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 123
Default

what do yall think i might get this one. it is the power stream model that yall showed my but in a 600W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817104153
__________________
<img src=\"http://www.eraserinc.com/ims/pic.php?u=15tfnhP&i=56\">
<font size=1>Asus P5P800 Mobo, Intel P4 2.8Ghz,1Gb (2x512)Corsair Value Select Ram,BFG Tech 6800 OC,19\" Sony LCD monitor,Seagate 80GB Hard drive,Samsung DVD burner<and a crap power supply that just went out on me</font>
Troubledyouth is offline  
Old 07-15-2005, 02:06 AM   #16 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 457
Send a message via AIM to damasta55r
Default

Hole in wallet for your parents troubledyouth
__________________
First got a computer 4 years ago. Windows ME. Got second hand computers with different operating systems from my family members to play around with...

damasta55r-Cnet forum Computing.net techist.com Computerhelpforum.org

ASPIRE ATXB4KLW-AL Antec 400W
ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe
AMD 3700+ San Diego
Corsair 1GB 2x512
eVGA 6600GT
250GB Hard Drive
Sound Blaster Audigy
Windows XP HOME W/SP2
damasta55r is offline  
Old 07-15-2005, 12:23 PM   #17 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 123
Default

im buying it and i can afford it so i think i will go with that instead of the 520W one.or is it not that much better than the 520W one?
__________________
<img src=\"http://www.eraserinc.com/ims/pic.php?u=15tfnhP&i=56\">
<font size=1>Asus P5P800 Mobo, Intel P4 2.8Ghz,1Gb (2x512)Corsair Value Select Ram,BFG Tech 6800 OC,19\" Sony LCD monitor,Seagate 80GB Hard drive,Samsung DVD burner<and a crap power supply that just went out on me</font>
Troubledyouth is offline  
Old 07-15-2005, 12:58 PM   #18 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 420
Send a message via AIM to silence782
Default

A good rule of thub to remeber is that a good powersupply should weigh more than a cheap one. Also, just because a power supply is rated at 600 watts, doesn't mean it will take up that much juice and run up your bill. The powersupply rating is only it's maximum output.
__________________
Still weak, I know, but getting better:
CPU: AMD AthlonXP 2500+
1.8GHz @ 333 FSB
512 DDR 2700
160 GB westerndigital hd
Dual booted with XP/Fedora Core 5
PCchips M848A mobo
nVIDIA GeForce MX 4000 video Card
Associate\'s Degree in Applied Computer Sciences.
A+ Certified for Hardware and Operating Systems. Network+ Certified
silence782 is offline  
Old 07-15-2005, 02:23 PM   #19 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 123
Default

well then i think i am going to get the 600W powerstream one.cause i wil prob put some more hard drives and stuff in my computer a lil later
__________________
<img src=\"http://www.eraserinc.com/ims/pic.php?u=15tfnhP&i=56\">
<font size=1>Asus P5P800 Mobo, Intel P4 2.8Ghz,1Gb (2x512)Corsair Value Select Ram,BFG Tech 6800 OC,19\" Sony LCD monitor,Seagate 80GB Hard drive,Samsung DVD burner<and a crap power supply that just went out on me</font>
Troubledyouth is offline  
Old 07-15-2005, 03:53 PM   #20 (permalink)
Junior Techie
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 63
Default

http://www.yesmicro.com/89218ATD-dis...o=special#4871

I ordered my PSU from them tuesday and already got it.
__________________

RacerX is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:32 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.