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  1. #1
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    Can someone suggest a good PSU for me?

    Alright, my PSU is a total pile of crap, so I'm looking at buying a new one. Here is what I need:

    At LEAST 400w
    under 70 bucks
    must not be white
    MUST FIT IN ASPIRE X-QPACK CASE WITH LITE-ON DVDRW.

    I was looking at a 450w coolermaster with a cool blue led fan, but idk. I have a few blue, 80mm LED fans sitting around, would they work in a cheaper PSU? Thanks.

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    Cool Re: Can someone suggest a good PSU for me?

    Power supplies are not the place to go cheap, you can get a number of good PSU in the $50-$75 range, don't go lower, or you'll be back here asking about another PSU!!

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    Re: Can someone suggest a good PSU for me?

    must not be white
    CPU: AMD Athlon™ 64 3200+
    Motherboard: ASUS K8 SE Deluxe
    Memory: 2.00 GB of Crucial PC3200 DDR
    Video Card: ATI AIW 9800 Pro
    Hard Drive: Maxtor 120 GB @ 7200 RPMS
    Monitor: Sony Multiscan G400
    DVD-Rom Manufacturer & Model: Asus E616A
    DVD Burner Manufacturer & Model: Sony DRU-700A
    Sound Card: Creative Labs Sound Blaster Audigy
    OS: Windows XP Professional


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    Cool Re: Can someone suggest a good PSU for me?

    The Cooler Master's are black, can't say I've ever seen a white PSU.

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    Re: Can someone suggest a good PSU for me?

    Whatever, can someone recommend one please? Also, it has to have enough power to power my 6800gs and opteron 148, 5 fans,etc.

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    Re: Can someone suggest a good PSU for me?

    Quote Originally Posted by boxcarracers052
    Whatever, can someone recommend one please? Also, it has to have enough power to power my 6800gs and opteron 148, 5 fans,etc.
    We're just trying to help boxcarracers052, if PS color isn't a concern let us know
    CPU: AMD Athlon™ 64 3200+
    Motherboard: ASUS K8 SE Deluxe
    Memory: 2.00 GB of Crucial PC3200 DDR
    Video Card: ATI AIW 9800 Pro
    Hard Drive: Maxtor 120 GB @ 7200 RPMS
    Monitor: Sony Multiscan G400
    DVD-Rom Manufacturer & Model: Asus E616A
    DVD Burner Manufacturer & Model: Sony DRU-700A
    Sound Card: Creative Labs Sound Blaster Audigy
    OS: Windows XP Professional


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    Re: Can someone suggest a good PSU for me?

    Well, there is a window that shows it, and I don't want a big white, red, green, etc PSU in there lol. Silver or black is just fine. Here are a few I was looking at:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817171001

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817148014

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817148001

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817182017

    Any suggestions? Any bad things about these? A Favorite of yours?

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    Re: Can someone suggest a good PSU for me?

    Up! going to go look for one at Fry's Electronics tommorrow.

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    Re: Can someone suggest a good PSU for me?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817151022
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817104954
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817104953

    The seasonic and fortrons are 2 recommended psus. they are well made units better built than that aspire psu that you were looking at.
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    Re: Can someone suggest a good PSU for me?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817103459

    After your recomendation I went looking for something similar, found this... I see a guy has the same case as me, it fit for him. It has all the power I need, etc.. Could this be a good one?

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    Re: Can someone suggest a good PSU for me?

    Enermax is way better than 3 of the 4 psu's that you listed. I am not that familiar with the Cooler Master line yet. I would say to go for the Enermax, the seasonic or fortron that I listed. The decision is totally your because its your money. just remember that with a psu you don't want to be cheap with it

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    Re: Can someone suggest a good PSU for me?

    Well, I am looking at the Antec SMARTpower 500w now... It has everything I need, good ratings, and I can get it locally (new) for 40 bucks+tax. Good?

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    Re: Can someone suggest a good PSU for me?

    you do realize that Antec has been having problems with bad capacitors in thier psu;s which have been leaking. they have been using the caps made in china or tiawanese caps. I am not sure if they have switched over to Japanese made capacitors which do not have the leaking issue.

    http://www.badcaps.net/forum/showthread.php?t=946

    http://episteme.arstechnica.com/grou...r/545004476631
    (this one has photos)

    http://forums.viaarena.com/messagevi...6&STARTPAGE=2H
    Here are some links that talk about the bad cap issue. Have a look
    Last edited by ww2717; 02-20-2006 at 01:49 PM.
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    Re: Can someone suggest a good PSU for me?

    Quote Originally Posted by ww2717
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817151022
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817104954
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817104953

    The seasonic and fortrons are 2 recommended psus. they are well made units better built than that aspire psu that you were looking at.
    Just RMA'd my Fortron 450w which lasted 1 day. More significant was its
    weight which was surprisingly light. Going back to the ePower EP-450XP which has
    served me well, is heavier, and comes with sleeving.

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    Re: Can someone suggest a good PSU for me?

    Well, at 40 bucks I decided to take the chance, I got the antec. It's voltages are rock solid, I like it so far

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