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candle_86
11-01-06, 11:03 PM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817170011

tell me what you think, its to replace my flaky Allied 450, its about a year old and is showing it, so I felt a new one was in order.

Rytr
11-01-06, 11:19 PM
Probably as good as your Allied but the voltage specs for the rails seem low for a 550W-rated PSU. If you can afford doubling the expense you could get a potentially better PSU.

candle_86
11-01-06, 11:30 PM
Probably as good as your Allied but the voltage specs for the rails seem low for a 550W-rated PSU. If you can afford doubling the expense you could get a potentially better PSU.

well atm I dont draw that much to begin with, and when I do a major upgrad ill spend liek 150 on a PSU. My allied was really being odd though, some days it wouldnt even work, and id have to boot the comp from my back upo bastec 250.

SLippe
11-01-06, 11:37 PM
The ol' saying, "You get what you pay for" usually applies to PSUs. One thing to remember with PSUs is usually the heavier they are, the better. I'm sure this one will do you just fine. Hell, I bought a $12 PSU off eBay once and it lasted about a year or so. The clear with the bright green cables is cool lookin'. You have a clear acrylic case?

Rytr
11-01-06, 11:39 PM
If your PSU is acting up you need to replace it with what you can. If it goes out it could damage other components.

SLippe
11-01-06, 11:47 PM
If your PSU is acting up you need to replace it with what you can. If it goes out it could damage other components.
Yup, true. That $12 PSU fried my new eVGA mobo last Feb.

candle_86
11-01-06, 11:50 PM
The ol' saying, "You get what you pay for" usually applies to PSUs. One thing to remember with PSUs is usually the heavier they are, the better. I'm sure this one will do you just fine. Hell, I bought a $12 PSU off eBay once and it lasted about a year or so. The clear with the bright green cables is cool lookin'. You have a clear acrylic case?

well its not totally clear.

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.burnoutpc.com/images/reviews/Sidewinder/xgbox-mge-sidewinder-b-6.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.burnoutpc.com/modules/wfsection/print.php%3Farticleid%3D179&h=288&w=450&sz=22&hl=en&sig2=uvqM5wJrpCF28_e5vHr8kA&start=1&tbnid=j1bL6iSzlxX0GM:&tbnh=81&tbnw=127&ei=m3VJRallidxo3bC4nAY&prev=/images%3Fq%3DMGE%2BSidewinder%26svnum%3D10%26hl%3D en%26lr%3D%26client%3Dfirefox-a%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla:en-US:official_s%26sa%3DX

thats my case right there, the lower pics with the front and rear 120mm fans. The 2 side fans are blue LED still, the front 120 is black, and the rear 120 is UV green. My cables are also UV green rounded

Roadhog
11-02-06, 12:10 AM
You could of got like a 350 antec psu that would be way better than that.

Tuork
11-04-06, 04:07 PM
Ooooh... I have PSU's questions:

I'm planning on upgrading next month if I manage to sell my current rig to a friend at Uni.

What type of things should I look for in a PSU? What is the average wattage that you should look for nowadays?

Also, I want my new computer to be dead silent. Any suggestions?

Rytr
11-04-06, 04:50 PM
The watt rating can be misleading while the +12V rail rating does give a better indication. I just picked up a new Antec 480W PSU and it is very quiet. For your needs I would suggest a quality PSU with a minimum of 22-24V rating on the +12V rail.
I have 2 600W Enermax PSUs that I use but 30V+ is not really needed unless you intend to run SLI or CF.

candle_86
11-06-06, 11:37 PM
Well it arrived today, I put my meter to it, the 12V is stable at 11.94 for 30 minutes so I hooked it up, seems fine to me.

Rytr
11-07-06, 06:02 PM
11.94V is OK. You should check it under load but the PSU should be sufficient. Anyway, if it has a lot of fluctuation in the volts it will show up in games under load as stability will be affected.

spoop
11-07-06, 09:35 PM
No offense, but that psu is probably ****.