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Thread: New PSU

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Jämtland, Sweden

    Default New PSU

    I made a new post in the "What should I buy?" section, I figured this is the wrong place! Sorry for that.

    OK, I need a new PSU, and since regular reviews can be somewhat unreliable when it comes to PSU's, I figured this is a good place to ask!
    Now, I've got a Venice Athlon 64, so obviously I intend to overclock it (actually I already have, but the PC keeps on shutting down after an hour or so of gaming, a clean reboot, so I guess my PSU ain't up to the task). Also, I'd like a PSU that's capable of sustaining a water cooling system.
    Here are a few suggestions of my own (I'm guessing a 500 watt PSU is the minimum in this case):

    TAGAN EasyCon 530-U15
    530 watts, 20A on the first 12V line, 20A on the second, (30A on +5V, 26A on +3.3V). If i remember correctly, this brand is pretty good, but the only review I've found is in german ...

    Hiper Type-R 580W Blue

    580 watts, 20 A on the first 12 V line, 18A on the second, 36 A on +5V, 32A on + 3.3V. (found this link on Froogle)
    Here's a link to a review.

    I was looking at (I'm in sweden) and they've got 60+ different PSU's here, Fortron Source, Hiper, Cooler Master, Noth-Q, Seasonic, Silverstone, Tagan, Thermaltake...
    I suppse I should go with one of the more famous brands (Hiper?, Seasonic, Thermaltake, Tagan?, Fortron). Any ideas??

    One thing though, I don't have unlimited funds, and I have no need for anything above 600 watts. Just a pointer...

    I found this one in another store:
    OCZ Modstream 520W EU ATX,
    but it only has one +12V rail.

    And this one:
    Antec TruePower 2.0 550W
    Last edited by ifander; 01-03-2006 at 04:08 AM.

    Chieftec Bravo LBX01-B-B-SL
    580 W Hiper Type-R PSU

    Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-9 S.939
    AMD Athlon 64 Venice 3000+ at ~2470 MHz
    OCZ Gold EL PC 3700 Ram, 2.5-3-3-8 at ~456 MHz,
    2x512 MiB
    Gigabyte SilentPipe X800XL, 400/490 MHz
    Auzentech Digital X-Mystique 7.1CH DDL-RCE
    Logitech Z-5500 5.1 speakers
    1 x WD Caviar 8 MiB cache 1600JS-00MHB0 160GiB SATA-2
    3 x WD Caviar SE 16 MiB cache 2500KS-00MJBQ 250GiB SATA-2

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2004

    Default Re: New PSU

    I have a Tagan 580w easy con ........ it seems very good and very neat.

    However.....if you have the cash go for a Seasonic......some of these go up to 50a!!!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Ontario, Canada

    Default Re: New PSU

    The OCZ Modstream is the best PSU you listed, but if it were me, I'd spend the extra on either an OCZ 520W Powerstream or even the 600W Powerstream.
    GIgabyte GA-990FXA-UD3
    AMD FX8120 @ 4GHz
    Patriot 1866MHz EL series 2X4GB DDR3
    Powercolour HD 6970 2GB w/XFX 8800GT 512MB Hybrid PhysX
    Creative X-FI titanium HD w/Technics class A 300W amp and tower speakers
    PC P&C 500W PSU
    2TB Seagate
    Coolermaster 690II w/Corsair H100 tucked under the hood

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