View Full Version : recommend me a psu?

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!]

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.

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)

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.

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.



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

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!

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