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w00kiec00kie
01-23-04, 05:24 PM
Im looking to upgrade my system sometime soon and I've decided on most parts except the psu. If it matters, I'm probably going to use the following:

P4 2.8B
Asus P4P800
Ati Radeon 9700 / GeForce 5900
2x256 DDR 3200 from Crucial
3 120mm fans
1 92 mm fan
1 160G HDD
1 CDRW / DVD combo

thanks in advance...
[i think this is like my first post!]

GlowStick
01-23-04, 05:39 PM
Nice setup but i have to say, why would you use a 2.8b when you can have a 2.8c for 15 more dollers.

Now for a PSU id recomend Antec or Enermax, they also both make very quiet ones too.

w00kiec00kie
01-23-04, 07:47 PM
oh I already had the 2.8B :)
How large of a PSU would you recommend?
(Hopefully something below $80 with shipping and such)

GlowStick
01-24-04, 12:12 AM
Originally posted by w00kiec00kie
oh I already had the 2.8B :)
How large of a PSU would you recommend?
(Hopefully something below $80 with shipping and such) ah good point then!

A High Quality 350W from Antec or Enermax would work, but if you want to get something with a bit more wattage you could go for a 420W to be safe. It may be a worthy upgrade because 420ish wil probly be the magic number for systems in the future with more power consumeing video cards etc.

MUYA
01-24-04, 03:01 AM
Tom's hardware and Shortmedia have recently had a roundup and guide to PSU's at their respective places.

http://www.tomshardware.com/howto/20040122/index.html

http://www.short-media.com/article.php?130.0

If you go to the archive of nV News' front page, there are plenty of links to PSU reviews which will aid you in making a decision. :D

w00kiec00kie
01-24-04, 04:03 PM
I tried to look for some PSU's with low noise, and these are what I came up with

CoolMax CX-400 400W Taurus (a 120mm fan!)
Fortron Source 400W, Model "FSP400-60PNU-R1" (another 120mm fan!)
Thermaltake Silent PurePower, 420W with aPFC
Enermax Noisetaker EG375P-VE(SFMA)

I'm guessing the enermax would be the obvious (and simple) choice, but I thought I'd see if the others were any good. (since the others are cheaper, but I dont want to go with some cheap PSU that's going to give me random lockups!)


Thank you all!

GlowStick
01-24-04, 04:07 PM
the thermaltake should also be a good choice

for realllllly reallly silent psu's check out http://www.silenx.com but they are pricey