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Old 13th February, 2007, 07:22 PM
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Mid sized power supply recomendation

Notice I didn't ask "what's the best".
I'm looking for a mid size replacement power supply for a nForce2 MB w:
AMD Athlon 2800,
2 HDD's,
2 optical drives,
audio card,
Win 2k,
Real gamming applications aren't a issue,
I don't overclock,
Lastly, fairly quite, not the quietist, but reasonable so.

But, I do want to plan for a replacement processor & MB that would be considered mid end at best. I have a 300watt Sparkle Power supply now. It is on the noisy side and doesn't have a on-off switch on the rear. On my other box I have a Antec TruePower 330 that I like ans wonder if the next size up would be ok or are they as good or better choices now since I haven't shopped lately.

I don't want to go much over, say $80 or $100.
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Old 13th February, 2007, 09:23 PM
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Seasonic or enermax, the seasonic is the quieter option

I'd give this one the thumbsup

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817151022
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Old 13th February, 2007, 10:57 PM
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Look at the "Noisetaker" by Enermax
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Old 13th February, 2007, 11:13 PM
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I considered recomending a noisetaker as well but the seasonics have them beat on energy efficiency and noise levels.

The extra wattage of the noisetaker would make it a good consideration if the replacement parts you mention are likely to use much more power though.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817194012
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Old 14th February, 2007, 03:22 AM
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As always, it's best to buy more power than you think you'll need. With an eye to the future, anything less than 600W isn't smart. And high quality is a necessity, not a luxury. IMnsHO, of course.
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