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  1. #1
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    Resolved Good PSU for under 100$

    I am really short on money but realize that my thermaltake 480 isnt gonna compete with the others out there. I have my 3000+ running at 250fsb and everything is ok, but recently with an upgrade sound card (x-fi) , i have been getting some blue screens and monitor dims every once in a while. I just want to know whats out there and maybe some links or models.

    thanks
    pete

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    Re: Good PSU for under 100$

    This enermax would do the trick, but just about any Antec, enermax, or any other reputable PSU should do the trick.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817103512
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    Re: Good PSU for under 100$

    The Hiper 580W is very good, but I don't know how much they are over there.


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    Re: Good PSU for under 100$

    since you mention money as an issue this one looks pretty good. Especially with the $20 rebate.

    http://www.svc.com/rs-450-alcx-19.html
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    Re: Good PSU for under 100$

    There's a lot of different Thermaltake 480's out there. I'm running one here with 5 HD's, 4 burners, ATI 9800pro and 10 fans plus an OC XP. (see sig)

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    Re: Good PSU for under 100$

    This is such a solid performer it needs to be mentioned despite it exceeding your price point:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817103924

    Next step up, IMO, is the PC power and cooling stuff - but for a hefty price.

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    Re: Good PSU for under 100$

    of the antec PSU's, the neopower has definitely proven itself to be VERY good.
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    Re: Good PSU for under 100$

    Fortron Blue Storm AX500-A its good PSU for price.

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    Re: Good PSU for under 100$

    antec truepower 430w has proven to me that antec make awesome psu's. I just wish I had a neopower 480w though.

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    Re: Good PSU for under 100$

    I use the Ultra X-Connect 500 Watt, and think it should be mentioned. There are mixed reviews about the performance, though most point to it being a solid psu, but you have to give it a 10 in style points. It also helps clean up your system with its nice modular cable system. All these cables are sleeved in nice silver sleeving.

    Review:
    http://www.bjorn3d.com/read.php?cID=711&pageID=1087
    http://thetechzone.com/?m=show&id=104&page=1

    Pricegrabber:
    http://www.pricegrabber.com/search.p...ect&topcat_id=

    Its dropped in price a bit too.

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    Re: Good PSU for under 100$

    I have a friend with the ocz modstream psus, he hasnt complained..how are these with power users , anyone have experience with them?

    I am not a fan of the ultra power supplies i have heard some negative things about them.

    I think the key here is to stick to the good brands out there like someone mentioned antec and enermax.

    M main issue here is i need to find out if my problems are actually bc of my power supply and not just configuation problem.

    pete

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    Re: Good PSU for under 100$

    I'm surprised you're having trouble. I'm running a Newcastle at 2.2 with two hard drives, two optical drives, a gig of RAM, a 9700 Pro AIW and three other PCI expansion cards with a 420W Thermaltake PSU, and everything is fine; 3.3v rail is actually pumping out 3.34 right now.

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    Re: Good PSU for under 100$

    like i said at this moment i am not sure if thats the root cause of my problems...i am stll looking into it.

    pete

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    Re: Good PSU for under 100$

    I have a hard time believing you don't have enough power with a Thermaltake 480. Your system shouldn't even stress out a decent 300W supply. It is possible that PSU is faulty, or you might have some other driver or hardware issue.

    Given that you said your monitor dims, I question the quality of power in your house/apartment. How is the wiring? A UPS would help with power problems. If you actually need a new PSU, I'm a fan of the Forton/Sparkle PSUs, which I consider to be an excellent value for performance.

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    OK 12bass but your PSU is

    near to limits...
    I have Enermax 465 Watts and I have not encountered any problems.
    For an AMD X2 will be OK after AMD X2 I will buy new PSU.
    I wish to have OCz PSU cos you can change voltages.

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