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Thread: What power supply should I buy?




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    Default What power supply should I buy?

    Its for a athlon 64 3500 with a couple of fans and a water cooling system. Im currently thinking about getting the Antec true480 PSU. It's kinda expensive though. I think i'll have to have atleast 20A on the 12v rail. Any tips are appreciated.

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    Default Re: What power supply should I buy?

    I'd say look for a good Thermaltake 480W. Thermaltake makes quality PSUs that should handle your system, but they won't cost nearly as much as an Antec, for the most part.

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    Default Re: What power supply should I buy?

    Something else to consider... I've recently finished building an Athlon FX box using the new socket939 architecture and I've been having problems with Antec powered systems locking down completely. I've researched a bit and it looks as though I'm not the only one to have had this issue, so if you're looking at the s939 variants of processor and mainboard, stay clear of the Antec PSU until they get this issue squared away. Damn shame too since Antec makes a fine power supply.
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    Default Re: What power supply should I buy?

    Clearly he is looking at socket 939 stuff, so I guess it's no Antec. That really does suck, too. Antec makes some of the best PSUs out there. It's really too bad that they're having problems with S939 Athlon 64 systems.

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    Default Re: What power supply should I buy?

    I'd be willing to bet it won't be a long lived problem. They make too good a product to let it fall to the wayside and ignore the issue.
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    Default Re: What power supply should I buy?

    Thanks for the tips. But do you think the 12v rail with 18A maxload on the thermaltake 480w is gunna be able to handle 4 fans and a water cooling system
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    Default Re: What power supply should I buy?

    I does in my box, as well as a PCI sound card and a power hungry X800XT PE board to boot.
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    Default Re: What power supply should I buy?

    I use X-connect, I have the following specs 3500, x800, Raptor2, water-cooled, three 120 fans, and I just started on my lighting project. I got around using one molex by having my DVD burner external enclosure. I love my X-connect looks cool and preforms great.


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    Default Re: What power supply should I buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Darthtanion
    I does in my box, as well as a PCI sound card and a power hungry X800XT PE board to boot.
    Are you refering to the thermaltake silent pure power total watts viewer 480w PSU? Thanks for these responses.

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    Default Re: What power supply should I buy?

    This one, it is the one I reviewed. It is the PurePower line and more specifically it is the Butterfly model. Works well if you have a case with a high reaching window.
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