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crazybus
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Which power supply do you recommend?

Mon Apr 21, 2003 5:26 pm

I was trying to figure out why my sister's computer was unstable when I finally figured out it was the power supply. It was a mega crap cheapo 300W. Anyways I'm giving here my power supply and am looking to get something a little more powerful for my comp. I'm looking for something cheaper than $50 USD. What would you recommend?
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Mon Apr 21, 2003 5:40 pm

I've had no problems with Enermax PSU's, despite my tendency to view empty slots and bays as 'unfulfilled potential' :wink:

A friend is partial to Sparkle PSU's because of similar experience. I would recommend a little more price flexibility (60-70 $) for an Athlon system. Try http://www.newegg.com - they usually have good component prices.
 
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Mon Apr 21, 2003 5:43 pm

Antec TruePower, Enermax, PC Power and Cooling. Sparkle is ok too. Some of the old school... NMB, Fortron-Source, etc.

As long as it's from an established reputable company you're probably better off.
 
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Mon Apr 21, 2003 5:47 pm

Problem is Newegg doesn't ship to Canada. I don't have a lot of spare cash so the price range I'm looking at is actually less than about $70 Canadian. The Enermax 350W is exactly that. So I'm wondering if there's anything better for the price?
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Mon Apr 21, 2003 6:34 pm

Im not taking price into consideration here, but Antec True Power supplies and Enermax are two of the best.
 
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Mon Apr 21, 2003 6:55 pm

I am quite happy with my thermaltake....nice unit
 
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Tue Apr 22, 2003 1:18 am

LicketySplit wrote:
I am quite happy with my thermaltake....nice unit



Was thinking of getting one myself. Their 420W version with "Active PFC" got a good review, and the prices are nice.

http://www.tweaktown.com/document.php?d ... 42&dPage=1

Anyone else have any experience/info regarding this PSU?
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Tue Apr 22, 2003 1:42 am

antec, enermax are good

and i beleive sparkle and topower aren't too bad

so basicly what everyone else is saying
 
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Tue Apr 22, 2003 12:12 pm

Buub wrote:
Sparkle is ok too. Some of the old school... NMB, Fortron-Source, etc.

Sparkle Power is owned by Fortron-Source
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Tue Apr 22, 2003 11:43 pm

Antec truepower
 
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Fri Apr 25, 2003 12:00 pm

Antec TruePower and Vantec.
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Fri Apr 25, 2003 1:19 pm

I have had great success with my Enermax PSU. Quiet and effective.
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Fri Apr 25, 2003 8:56 pm

Enermax, Vantec, and Antec are the psus I have used in the past with no problems. Get the one that fits your price range, and you should be fine.
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