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Old 27th November, 2002, 04:29 AM
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PSU of choice

I am currently looking at getting a new PSU.

 

My choice are a Antec Trupower 430w or a fortron/Spakle 350. what do you think?

 

any other suggestions?
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Old 27th November, 2002, 04:36 AM
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those are nice psu's u got there, ive also heard nice things about the vantec stealth psu and pc power and cooling. if u wanna go cheap, HEC is a good psu with high amp ratings.
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Old 27th November, 2002, 04:42 AM
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PC Power & Cooling are the Cadilacs, but pricy.

I like Enermax and Antec.
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I have a Fortron Source 350 and of course the one in my sig, both are great PSU that produce rock solid numbers, just wondering if 350Watts might be a little under your needs, or future needs...
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I've tried 'em all man. The best bang for your dollar is from basically two sources. CWT and Enhance. They're both quite powerful, meaning solid amps through the 3.3V and 5.0V lines, and best of all they're cheap.
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Old 27th November, 2002, 05:32 AM
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I looked at the Vantec.....way too expensive for me!!!

I am looking at under $100

I like the antec cos the cables are rapted up
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Old 27th November, 2002, 05:44 AM
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Look at this one.. reasonably priced to boot!!!

http://xtreme.routehero.com/mricee/i...i_review_1.htm
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Old 27th November, 2002, 05:50 AM
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damn thats a nice psu....gonna look into that one
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Old 27th November, 2002, 05:59 AM
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Thought you might like it....
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Old 27th November, 2002, 06:07 AM
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with specs like these CWT may win

Voltage Regulation Min .Load Max .Load Ripple
+3.3V ¡Ó5% 0.3A 28A 50mV
+5V ¡Ó5% 2.0A 40A 50mV
-5V ¡Ó5% 0A 1.0A 50mV
+12V ¡Ó5% 0.3A 12A 100mV
-12V ¡Ó10% 0A 1.0A 100mV

+3.3 and +5 total max = 245 w

not bad for a $35psu!!!!!!
+5Vsb ¡Ó5% 0A 3.0A 50mV


anyone see anything wrong with this psu?
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Old 27th November, 2002, 06:12 AM
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the TTGI is priced cheaper then the antec I was looking at ireally liked the trim idea!!!!!!

it is listed on pricewatch under AMD psu's
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with specs like these CWT may win

Voltage Regulation Min .Load Max .Load Ripple
+3.3V ¡Ó5% 0.3A 28A 50mV
+5V ¡Ó5% 2.0A 40A 50mV
-5V ¡Ó5% 0A 1.0A 50mV
+12V ¡Ó5% 0.3A 12A 100mV
-12V ¡Ó10% 0A 1.0A 100mV

+3.3 and +5 total max = 245 w

not bad for a $35psu!!!!!!
+5Vsb ¡Ó5% 0A 3.0A 50mV


anyone see anything wrong with this psu?
Hmm.... gee that looks familiar.
My main rig in my sig is running off of a CTW420ATX. It can handle everything I've got running, including the kitchen sink.
I was even thinking of adding a redundant array for my data drive... I know there's plenty of juice to handle another drive if I wanted.
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If you are wondering about that CWT power supply, here is some info about it.

CWT stands for Channel Well Technologies.

Antec power supplies are actually made by Channel Well Technologies (the normal Antec supplies; not sure on the Antec True Power ones). If you look inside your Antec power supply, it will have either CWT or Channel Well printed on the PCB. For example, my Antec PP-412x 400watt supply has "CWT-420ATX Rev. F" printed on the PCB, on the side facing forward (the one with the air slots cut out and the cables coming out of it).

In other words, those CWT power supplies are pretty good.
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Old 27th November, 2002, 06:21 AM
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schweeeeeettt!!! Thx guys....for $45 shipped that looks like the winner!!!

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(the CWT - 420atx that is)
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If you are wondering about that CWT power supply, here is some info about it.

CWT stands for Channel Well Technologies.

Antec power supplies are actually made by Channel Well Technologies (the normal Antec supplies; not sure on the Antec True Power ones). If you look inside your Antec power supply, it will have either CWT or Channel Well printed on the PCB. For example, my Antec PP-412x 400watt supply has &quot;CWT-420ATX Rev. F&quot; printed on the PCB, on the side facing forward (the one with the air slots cut out and the cables coming out of it).

In other words, those CWT power supplies are pretty good.
Antec is famous for rebadging other PSUs and then charging premiums for it... My fav is the CWT 420W... They also use HEC and Enhance for their 300w & 350w units.

Hmm. I have 1 CWT, 1 HEC, 2 ENH & no Antecs.... hmm....
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Old 27th November, 2002, 06:37 AM
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LOL steve

well I just bought the CWT 420atx
$45 shipped ground express (fedex!!!) (total)

thx for your help guyz......now just waiting till xmas when I get my xp2400!!!
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Do those regular ( not the TP series - I heard they didn't )Antec/CWT supplies have adjustable pots for the rails in them?
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Old 27th November, 2002, 06:59 AM
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I'll tell ya next week!!!!
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Thx.
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Antec is famous for rebadging other PSUs and then charging premiums for it... My fav is the CWT 420W... They also use HEC and Enhance for their 300w &amp; 350w units.

Hmm. I have 1 CWT, 1 HEC, 2 ENH &amp; no Antecs.... hmm....
Yup. I didn't know that at the time I bought it however. Had I known this back then, I wouldn't have my Antec PP-412x! I would have an HEC or a CWT instead. I would love a PC Power and Cooling supply, but they are so darned expensive. On the other hand, with a PC P&C, you actually do get what you pay for.


Woz-mann: good choice.
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