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Postby dolphinius_rex on Mon Jul 04, 2005 3:49 am

I'm very surprised! I just replaced my PSU and added a new ODD to one of my computers, and it worked 100% properly on the first bootup. I can't even remember the last time I didn't need to shut it down and tweak something at least once afterwards.

I now have a 500Watt PSU, and a PX-716sa (the first of 2!). My testing bed machine now has the ability to run up to 8 DVD burners.... but I still need the ubber tower to make it physically possible. So far though, I've got 7 DVD burners and 1 CD Burner running 24/7 between both machines :D

I'm happy to say that things are looking VERY good for faster reviews coming from me from now on :D :D :D

Also, it's amazing how nice and stable a system becomes when it's no longer taxed for juice all the time :wink:
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Postby hoxlund on Mon Jul 04, 2005 11:40 pm

which power supply did you go with?

the new modular 500 watt from thermaltake looks nice, if i didn't already have a modular 500 watt ultra x-connect i would go with one of those

http://www.neoseeker.com/Articles/Hardw ... /tttwv500/
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Tue Jul 05, 2005 2:24 am

I think it's called Kanotech or something, I can't quite remember. It came highly recommended to me (like the "Sparkle" brand PSU), and was actually 100% free (through Dolphin brand negotiations :wink: ). The thing works like a charm, and is supposed to be one of the most stable PSU's available, even when compared to some of the big names.

It's a pretty blue colour too, which I also enjoy.

The thing weighs a TON too! And all the power cords have fancy protective blue coverings, and the power plugs themselves have nifty plastic tabs that make them SUPER easy to remove (and a big of a pain to put in...).
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Postby LoneWolf on Tue Jul 05, 2005 10:54 am

That almost certainly makes it a rebranded Fortron/FSP supply, Dolphin. Fortrons are really decent PSU's for the money.

http://www.fsp-group.com.tw/retail_prod ... estorm.asp
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Tue Jul 05, 2005 12:25 pm

LoneWolf wrote:That almost certainly makes it a rebranded Fortron/FSP supply, Dolphin. Fortrons are really decent PSU's for the money.

http://www.fsp-group.com.tw/retail_prod ... estorm.asp


Yup, that's it exactly! Wow... pretty impressive to find the exact one just off of my description :o

Anyways, it's a lovely little device, and I LOVE having native SATA power cables! I don't like using adapters at all!
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Postby LoneWolf on Tue Jul 05, 2005 10:44 pm

dolphinius_rex wrote:
LoneWolf wrote:That almost certainly makes it a rebranded Fortron/FSP supply, Dolphin. Fortrons are really decent PSU's for the money.

http://www.fsp-group.com.tw/retail_prod ... estorm.asp


Yup, that's it exactly! Wow... pretty impressive to find the exact one just off of my description :o

Anyways, it's a lovely little device, and I LOVE having native SATA power cables! I don't like using adapters at all!


What can I say? I've been a professional geek since around 1993. ;)

Actually, if the Blue Storm AX500 had been around when I bought my Enermax, I'd have bought it. Both are similar quality, but I had to do the sleeving and EZ-Grip molex connectors myself for my Enermax, and it's one HECK of a lot easier to leave that work to someone else. The Forton also has only the one 120mm fan rather than the 80mm/92mm fans of the Enermax, so it's a little quieter. Fortron currently has the best bang-for-the-buck rating; if you have the 460w version (named the AX500, so it sounds a little misleading) it retails for about $80-90US, a great price on a solid PSU.

Integrated SATA power cables are indeed nifty. My next PSU will need to have four of them (currently have two), though that may be a year or more. When I need to add two more drives this time, I'll probably just sleeve a 5.25" to 2 x SATA adapter and pop that on for the time being.
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Postby hoxlund on Tue Jul 05, 2005 11:38 pm

i love those ez grip molex connectors, easiest mod ive done to a computer power supply

speeds up yanking power plugs quite a bit also
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Wed Jul 06, 2005 1:01 am

hoxlund wrote:i love those ez grip molex connectors, easiest mod ive done to a computer power supply

speeds up yanking power plugs quite a bit also


Yeah, I love them already :D
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Postby Alektron on Fri Jul 08, 2005 2:36 pm

That sounds really nice. I'll have to consider that power supply model for my next pc build, probably in first half of 2006. I want a dual core Athlon, DDR2, SATA2, PCIe x 2. Everything has to have a 2. I hope they have some new motherboards that support all this.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Fri Jul 08, 2005 3:29 pm

Yeah, it's a sweet PSU.... it'll go great in my brand new Cooler Master CM Stacker tower :D

FINALLY! A tower with 11x 5.25" drive bays and space for 2 PSU's :wink:
I think EVERY reviewer needs one of these!! :lol:
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