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Old 2nd June, 2003, 02:29 PM
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Question 350W PSU: Channel Well, Delta, or KME?

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I'm trying to decide which of these power-supplies are reliable enough to buy. My components are listed in my sig, but the items I'm concerned about are:

- Epox 8RDA+
- XP 2100+ (AUIHB), non-o/c
- 512Mb Samsung PC2700 (2x128Mb, 1x256Mb)
- PowerColor Radeon 9500 Pro
- 60Gb Seagate 5,400RPM
- Samsung 40x12x40 CDRW

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Old 2nd June, 2003, 02:55 PM
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Welcome to AOA, Flarkit!

Are the Delta's made by the same outfit that supplies a lot of Intel x86 Server cases with PSU's? Or at least used to?

I hear that Channel Well's are better for P4 machines than for AMD machines. Sorry, don't know squat about KME. You might have a look at Tomshardware.com for a PSU "shootout" done ~6 months ago. Many PSU's are compared, it's worthwhile.
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Are the Delta's made by the same outfit that supplies a lot of Intel x86 Server cases with PSU's? Or at least used to?

have a look at Tomshardware.com for a PSU "shootout" done ~6 months ago. Many PSU's are compared, it's worthwhile. [/B]
I did, but that shootout doesn't include any PSU's that I can source locally, except for the Enermax (which is deservingly expensive).

Delta Electronics, Inc is an AMD-approved PSU make (although AMD's list is quite vague). I am thinking of getting a Delta Electronics PSU, since it hasn't appeared in any negative reports which I've read up on, so far.

I'll be submitting an opinion once things are installed in a few days!
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From what I understand, Customs and Excise in the RSA(is it still the RSA?) pounces heavily upon imported components. I see your point! I hope the Delta works well for you.
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From what I understand, Customs and Excise in the RSA(is it still the RSA?) pounces heavily upon imported components. I see your point! I hope the Delta works well for you.
Indeed this is still the RSA. Interestingly, our govt. has just recently (beginning of April this year) done away with ad valorum import duties for computers (and their components). We pay the usual sales tax (VAT, like the UK), but that's it. I was very pleasantly surprised to have a new Radeon 9500 Pro arrive safe and sound from the UK in a tad more than a week!

However, I'm just not inclined to try my luck twice (with a heavier and equally sensitive) PSU. So I'm giving the locally sold unit a go, and soon too!
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I use a CWT 420w, and it has been fine.
I haven't used the 350 model, but I think CWT is a good name when there's nothing else to go by.

If you can find it, Fortron and Sparkle are good names as well.
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Old 4th June, 2003, 09:23 AM
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Well, impatience won out in the end.

I bought a 350W Delta Eletronics, Inc. power-supply yesterday and had my PC installed and running by 1am this morning.

The PowerColor 9500 Pro seems happy, as does Win98SE, since it happily ran overnight). I'll most definitely start putting the machine through its paces in the next week and report back here!

Thanks for the good answers, to all.
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