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Old 02-08-2004, 03:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm looking to pick up a new power supply for my computer. J's custom PC's has a calculator for power demand that says I'm going to need about 380 Watts, so I'm going to look for about a 450Watt power supply. My question is, what brand of power supply do you guys recommend, or does it really matter all that much?
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Old 02-08-2004, 11:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Allright, I found a ThermalTake TT420AD power supply on pricegrabber.com. I just wanted to make sure that it should work with the stuff I've got.

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Old 02-08-2004, 11:50 PM   #3 (permalink)
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420, you should be allset, but my choice is antec
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Old 02-09-2004, 12:17 AM   #4 (permalink)
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not every PSU from a good manufactuer is good, they do sometimes make bad models. read reviews on www.neweg.com to find out what people have to say about each model. one antec PSU model was claimed to catch on fire by a few people. although i have this model and so far it hasn't caught on fire....yet
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Old 02-09-2004, 02:07 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I agree, I'd read a lot of reviews on PSU's before you spend your hard earned cash on something.

Before I bought my power supply, I did a lot of research, reading reviews. The one I chose (in my sig) isn't the prettiest PSU's around, but it has lot's of juice, lot's of plugs and no fluctuations.
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