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Shadow_Ops_Airman1 Apr 26, 2007, 04:55am EDT Report Abuse
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Edited: Apr 26, 2007, 04:58am EDT

 
>> Re: Need Help In Choosing A PSU??? Read This
ya but not enough to affect overall performance of a product, otherwise it wouldnt be sold if it doesnt meet or exceed standards. Im running a Neo HE 500, on a HIS X1950 Pro 512 AGP (Not an overclocker), CPU is overclocked slightly to bump up performance (2.36GHz 214x11) that slight boost helped it majorly, eventually i will move it again, then probably top it off at 2.4 (got to remember this is a XP CPU). Also if im not mistaken your PSU is in Tier 2, which mine is aswell.

AMD Athlon XP-M 2500+ (133x14= 1867MHz) (209x11= 2299MHz)
DFI LP NF2 Ultra-B (Hellfire 3EG Rev2)
Antec SX800, Neo HE 500, 4 Antec 8CM Fans
Thermalright SI-97 1 Antec Tricool 12CM Fan
CL SB XFi Xtreme Music
2x Barracuda HDs (250/400)
2x Samsung Write
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Dublin_Gunner Apr 26, 2007, 04:57am EDT Report Abuse
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Appears to be a quality unit

Lancool PC K62
Phenom II x3 @ 3.5Ghz
4GB DDR2-800
ASUS GTX570 DirectCU II
Shadow_Ops_Airman1 Apr 26, 2007, 05:05am EDT Report Abuse
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my next Major build i may go with a Seasonic PSU, hopefully by then power requirements will have dropped again.

AMD Athlon XP-M 2500+ (133x14= 1867MHz) (209x11= 2299MHz)
DFI LP NF2 Ultra-B (Hellfire 3EG Rev2)
Antec SX800, Neo HE 500, 4 Antec 8CM Fans
Thermalright SI-97 1 Antec Tricool 12CM Fan
CL SB XFi Xtreme Music
2x Barracuda HDs (250/400)
2x Samsung Write
Apr 26, 2007, 05:40am EDT Report Abuse
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Brandon R. Apr 26, 2007, 01:55am PDT
Also if im not mistaken your PSU is in Tier 2, which mine is aswell.

Ah, so it is. :) I was looking at the Enermax Galaxy line, but I couldn't find one that I liked. I was also looking at the OCZ GameXStream line, which look like great PSUs, but the problem I noticed was that in the case I want (Antec 900), the PSU is mounted upside-down on the bottom, and the cables from the PSU would ugly up my windows view. :( Any other unit I found with a blue LED fan like the OCZ turns up to be a crappy unit.

Apr 26, 2007, 07:53am EDT Report Abuse
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Hmm, I see that the Silverstone DA750 is rated as 'Tier 1' in the second list that Dublin posted (http://www.hardwareanalysis.com/content/topic/66076/?o=0#483977) - Silverstone OP/DA >700W. That's good news. I think that's a shoe-in for me. :)

This is a good post too ... interesting:
"How Much Power is Enough?" - by Legion Hardware - G. G.
http://www.hardwareanalysis.com/content/topic/66512/

Beavis Khan Apr 26, 2007, 12:08pm EDT Report Abuse
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Brandon R. said:
ya but not enough to affect overall performance of a product, otherwise it wouldnt be sold if it doesnt meet or exceed standards


If that were remotely true, a list like this would not be needed at all. PSU standards are a joke, and there are lots of tricks that unscrupulous companies use to bend those standards. Then there are supposedly "good" companies like PCP&C that spew FUD about things like modular plugs one day, while releasing a modular PSU the next.

I'm sure the real truth of the modular plug matter is somewhere between the "2 feet" quoted by PCP&C and the "no effect at all" claimed by some manufacturers. In a high quality, robustly designed power supply, I have no doubt that modular plugs have a very small effect on overall performance. On the other hand, I am sure that dodgy PSUs that are also modular are extra-dodgy because of it. Additional points of failure are never a good thing in cheap gear.

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Apr 26, 2007, 02:19pm EDT Report Abuse
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Well I wouldn't go for a dodgy PSU, modular or otherwise ... I've never owned a Silverstone, but the reviews are glowing. :)

Shadow_Ops_Airman1 May 06, 2007, 07:30am EDT Report Abuse
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>> Re: Need Help In Choosing A PSU??? Read This
here is an alternate list of power supplies here http://www.diy-street.com/forum/showthread.php?t=10854

AMD Athlon XP-M 2500+ (133x14= 1867MHz) (209x11= 2299MHz)
DFI LP NF2 Ultra-B (Hellfire 3EG Rev2)
Antec SX800, Neo HE 500, 4 Antec 8CM Fans
Thermalright SI-97 1 Antec Tricool 12CM Fan
CL SB XFi Xtreme Music
2x Barracuda HDs (250/400)
2x Samsung Write
Shadow_Ops_Airman1 May 12, 2007, 10:33pm EDT Report Abuse
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Edited: May 12, 2007, 10:38pm EDT

 
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so how are epower Tigerseries? Ive noticed most power supplies with Higher Wattages only produce like 1 amp more on the rails. Example a 620 watt PSU only having 18 AMPs on the 12V line where a 550 Watt has same amperage. My 500 has 17Amps on the rails, Holds its own with Top Tier video cards. I noticed the Mushkin HPs not being in a good Tier, but has anyone tried one currently, possible they have changed it up a little. http://www.mushkin.com/doc/products/power_supply/hp-550.asp

AMD Athlon XP-M 2500+ (133x14= 1867MHz) (209x11= 2299MHz)
DFI LP NF2 Ultra-B (Hellfire 3EG Rev2)
Antec SX800, Neo HE 500, 4 Antec 8CM Fans
Thermalright SI-97 1 Antec Tricool 12CM Fan
CL SB XFi Xtreme Music
2x Barracuda HDs (250/400)
2x Samsung Write
Dublin_Gunner May 13, 2007, 09:40am EDT Report Abuse
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The lists I provided are created by the authors that I credited, and the supplies have been tested by them.

I would stick to it if at all possible.

Lancool PC K62
Phenom II x3 @ 3.5Ghz
4GB DDR2-800
ASUS GTX570 DirectCU II
ian elliott Jun 13, 2007, 09:15am EDT Report Abuse
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152 Americans can't be wrong.

ian elliott Jun 13, 2007, 09:25am EDT Report Abuse
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>> Re: Need Help In Choosing A PSU??? Read This
McFly said:
I was looking at the Enermax Galaxy line, but I couldn't find one that I liked.


How about this one.

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA-029-EN...subcat=111

Or this one

Featured the cool guard, the unique patented feature, running not only PSU fan after shutdown, but all system fans to get the heat out of the system and increasing system lifetime by up to 20%.

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA-031-EN...subcat=111


CrAsHnBuRnXp Jun 14, 2007, 12:40am EDT Report Abuse
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Shadow_Ops_Airman1 said:
here is an alternate list of power supplies here http://www.diy-street.com/forum/showthread.php?t=10854

I think that is tested with the DFI boards. Not just PSU's in general.

CrAsHnBuRnXp Jan 15, 2008, 02:24am EST Report Abuse
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