K-Wulf wrote:Go with the Antec. Like a lot of people here i say the Enermax Power supplies are overrated.
Toyotamr2_86NA wrote:Just a little bit of advice from an Electronics Technician's point of view: Power is Power, doesn't matter what company it is that is making the power.
If you need a 300 Watt P.S. go pick up a cheap brand 300Watt P.S. for 30 or 40 bux and save yourself a lil bit of money, that would have otherwise been wasted on the the same thing with a Name Brand label on it.
Toyotamr2_86NA wrote:If a certain Mo.Bo. / CPU require a certain output power from the Power Supply (which they do nowdays), and that requirement is met, other problems such as Current Draw should be non-existent, since;
P = IV , or Power(P) equals Current(I) multiplied by Voltage(V). And the voltage is always constant for a particular output from the power supply, this implies that a certain component cannot pull too much current while operating at its given Power rating.
So I still say the same thing, power is power, if you need 300W, buy the cheapest 300W P.S. you can find, if you need more connectors, buy splitters, and as long as you dont go above 300W you are fine.
FubbHead wrote:Just a little question.. Chieftec and Antec is the same company, right?
Yup, power is power. But there are several caveats. It's like saying a car is a car, both get you from point A to point B.
Is a brand new Mercedes Benz S500 the same as a brand new Hyundai Accent? Hell no! It doesn't matter if Albert Einstein tells you "Ach mein lieben! Der both Cars!" You'd say, "Shut up Einstein; go play with some warped space" as you 'Moe-slapped' him.
Toyotamr2_86NA wrote:So I still say the same thing, power is power, if you need 300W, buy the cheapest 300W P.S. you can find, if you need more connectors, buy splitters, and as long as you dont go above 300W you are fine.
Gershwin wrote:If you've ever looked at DC power on an oscilloscope with the Y axis set to voltage and the power source from a battery, you'll notice the waveform is perfectly straight. There are no ripples, quarter-wave or half-wave (etc.) artifacts.
Now take a switching power supply used in a PC and do the same thing. You'll notice that various brands of power supply provide varying levels of "pure DC" current. You'll notice variations in noise patterns, different amounts of bumpiness to that ideal straight line battery-provided DC current. Under load, you'll notice even more variations.
There are numerous other examples where power supplies designed to minimize component cost and those with a bias towards sound engineering principles differ.
JustAnEngineer wrote:Why don't website power supply reviews ever do this simple test?
(A: Because most of them don't have oscilloscopes. Many hardware review sites couldn't even spell "silly scope"...)
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