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Postby Turkeyscore.com on Wed Oct 08, 2003 10:00 pm

Raidmax case with a 350 watt ps for a 2.4 800Mhz system?
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduct.a ... 14&order=1
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Postby aviationwiz on Wed Oct 08, 2003 10:17 pm

The PSU's that come with cases tend to be bad, unless they are Antec, Thermaltake, etc.

I would not recomend a 350MHZ PSU for a P4 2.4C. I would recomend a 430W Antec True Power PSU if you plan on using other components, like dvd burners, high end video/sound cards, and lots of fans.
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Postby CowboySlim on Thu Oct 09, 2003 12:24 am

I agree with AW. You won't get much PSU for $18 including case. Buy the Antec fan and throw the first PSU away.

OTH, you won't get much case for $18 including PSU. Then, buy a 10 bay Antec case with out PSU and throw the first case away.

Outside of that, you've got a great bargain. :o
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cheap case

Postby wicked1 on Thu Oct 09, 2003 4:35 am

There is nothing wrong with a cheap case.Now the PSU I have to agree. I have had many problems solved simply by going to the largest PSU Antec makes the True Control 550 Watt .I wouldn't see anything wrong with getting the $18 case and then buying a true power for around 50 bux and you'd have a nice stable system and it wouldnt cost as much as the expensive cases with the PS included.You arent planning on standing on the case though are you? :)
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Postby Action Jackson on Thu Oct 09, 2003 9:37 am

I've got the 430 TruePower. It's probably the last PSU I'll have to get.

Then I see the 550 TruePower. Arrghhh!

A PSU is an area not to skimp on. It's an investment that will affect the rest of your system.
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Postby Turkeyscore.com on Thu Oct 09, 2003 6:37 pm

thanks for the info. by the way, the $18 case doesnt come with a psu, the $50 ones by raidmax do
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Postby Action Jackson on Fri Oct 10, 2003 1:15 am

If you need to buy a case, then Antec does make cases with TruePower PSU's or just regular ones.

The combo is far cheaper than buying both separately..... at least up here in Canada.

I think Enermax does the same thing.
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Postby VEFF on Fri Oct 10, 2003 11:08 pm

I have a 400W Antec in one case, and an Antec 350W True Power in the other.
The PSU and cooling in a PC are critical for stability.
Cheap PSUs may work, but they can be unreliable and fail prematurely,
as well as lead to instability.

As aviationwiz said, the more components you have the more wattage you'll need.

The above power supplies are working with two AMD PCs (1.2 GHZ Thundebird and an XP 2600+ 2.1 GHZ) that have
two hard drives each and five optical drives each, without any problems.

The True Power is equivalent to average PSUs that are rated substantially higher.
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Postby Morpheus on Sat Oct 11, 2003 4:22 pm

I have the PC Power and Cooling Turbo-Cool 475 ATX (PFC) power supply. It's expensive ($215 US + shipping) but it is worth every penny - its rock solid and stable (5-year warranty). They have since come out with a 510W power supply and recently with the 510W Deluxe. (Might get it next year for my 2nd pc case.) I have only read a handfull of reviews on them but every review gives them top marks (9/10 out of 10), some reviewers have said they are THE BEST power supply period. If you the money, I recommend you get one.
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Postby Turkeyscore.com on Sat Oct 11, 2003 5:34 pm

Problem is, I'm on a budget, this question was actually for my friend who wants to build a computer, He gave me $900 limit for everything (monitor, windows XP home), but i want him to get a really good setup.

What are the good PSU brands, (Antec is a bit high in price on Newegg)
for a P4 Hyperthreading PC with A 16x LiteOn DVD Rom, a 52x Lite On burner, a GeForce FX5200 (might upgrade later), 120GB 7200 RPM 8mb hdd or 2. Floppy burner, 512 PC3000 DDR.
(he doesnt want a dvd burner yet)
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Postby Action Jackson on Sat Oct 11, 2003 5:51 pm

I know that most people are not fans of combo drives, but how about a LiteON 48/24/48/16 instead of the 2 separate optical drives?

It should save a few bucks anyways that you could use for a quality PSU.

What's a floppy burner? You're not talking about the LS-120 drive are you?
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Postby Turkeyscore.com on Sat Oct 11, 2003 5:56 pm

lol, Floppy disk drive...remember those? New name makes it sound fancy huh?
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Postby Turkeyscore.com on Sat Oct 11, 2003 6:00 pm

http://216.52.208.182/app/viewproduct.a ... 013&DEPA=1
How about Allied? is that a good PSU?
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Postby wicked1 on Sat Oct 11, 2003 6:07 pm

After a few years of changing power supplys out I'd say it would be worth it to spend the other 25 dollars for the Antec.Although I have heard Allied isnt a bad PS.
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