View Full Version : Fortron 500W PSU

02-10-05, 09:03 PM
Anyone have experience with this unit? http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=17-104-934&depa=0

I know Fortron/Source make some quality psu's but I am primarily interested in this one for a PCI-e/24-pin motherboard system.

02-15-05, 09:52 PM
ya i've been using it for almost a month and a half and have had no problems

02-15-05, 09:58 PM
Thanks for the reply. I have it up and running for several days now with little or no fluctuation in the rails. I use Antec and Enermax mainly so this is a little venture but the fact that Fortron/Source make many of the better re-badge units I thought I would give this one a try. It's one of the cheaper priced 24-pin units and that was part of the criteria, both price and connection capability.

02-15-05, 10:17 PM
Sorry for the delay in replying ye ole.....I mean Steve, I think the Fortons are known for their quiet operations, I linked lower specced models before in the roundups and seemed to get good feedbacks. :)

02-15-05, 10:22 PM
Glad to see you active again...need to take your Geritol regularly. :D
Think I read most of those anyway looks like it is a very good unit as all rails tend to be spec on, even under full load. Thanks! :)

02-15-05, 10:23 PM
U mean alcohol!!! :D

02-15-05, 11:01 PM
Don't think I need to remind you of that! :D

02-15-05, 11:06 PM

02-15-05, 11:09 PM

Just noticed, you are going to get me over 1K at this rate! :D

02-15-05, 11:24 PM
and why not? :p

02-15-05, 11:32 PM
Looks a good PSU, but $89 is a bit too much IMO. I would personally buy a Enermax 465W if it was up to me, because it's more like $70. Then again, that is just my opinion. I don't think it's worth more than $70-$75 on a PSU. I know some people will go "but the PSU is soo important". Yea like $70 is a small amount!! A cheap PSU is something that's more like $25-$30 and says it's 500W. Anyway, that's just my take on it. If you decide it's worth it for you, you should go for it. I'd rather look for something along the lines of an Enermax 460W (if it has ATX v2.0 support I'm assuming, I'm not sure if it does :o ).

02-16-05, 12:08 AM
Thanks for the reply. I use Enermax and I did look for a 24-pin unit and they do offer one rated at 470W for about the same price ($92 at newegg). I think TT&G makes it but I just wanted to try out a Fortron this time. So far the results are very good.