recommended power supplies

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  1. hulkhead

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    My power supply has just gone pop :(

    Can anyone recommend a decent 400 -450w power supply and as silent as possible??

    For an AMD processor on asus a7n8x deluxe mobo

    thanks
     
  2. Kramer

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    I know some members use PSUs from Quiet PC & others but I'd suggest an Enermax. I have a 550w model & it is very, very quiet when the rear fan is at minimum speed. You may not need 550w but they also do 380/450w models.

    You do need a bit of "oomph" with an nForce 2 mainboard.

    Antec's 380w model is also very quiet (single 120mm fan IIRC) & worth considering.

    Point of interest. A "cheapish" PSU went pop on me last year & killed 2x WD HDDs (Raid 0) as it went. Always worth spending a little extra for a good PSU.

    :smoke:
     
  3. andy572

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    I've been running that Antec Truepower in my new system for almost two weeks (included in the Antec Sonata case) - with an AthlonXP 2500+ and the A7N8X Deluxe (v2.0), by the way.

    And... so far, no problems. Quiet, with very stable output and it's quiet. Er, did I mention it's quiet? :confused: :laugh:

    If it helps to give some idea of capability, I currently have a Pioneer DVD-R, 10 Gig IDE hard drive, 160 Gig SATA drive, Voodoo 2 video card, floppy drive :eek: and a Radeon 9000 Pro installed. Oh, and some new-ish Sennheiser HD-495 'try to kill everything they get near' headphones! I'm expecting to add a second IDE hard drive from my old system and perhaps, an old Toshiba DVD drive - with the possibility adding a PCI TV card soon. I think it'll cope... er, if I remove the 495's! :suicide: :D

    Oh, almost forgot! There's bits hanging off the motherboard's gameport and USB ports (including a hub, with more bits-a-hangin'). :thumbsup:
     
  4. hulkhead

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    cheers guys,

    where is the best place to buy?
     
  5. Gerbil

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    I can recommend the Nexus 3500.

    I bought mine from KustomPC . Unfortunately they list it as out of stock at the moment. Very pleased with mine. A lot quieter than the Enermax it replaced.

    You can read a review here
     
  6. owain_thomas

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    If you don't mind spending a bit of cash £99 gets you a SilenX 400W PSU from www.soadvanced.com These are simply THE best quiet PSU you can buy, absolutely silent.

    Owain
     
  7. GrahamC

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    This is an absolute bute and brute of a PSU.

    Tagen TG480

    :smashin:
     
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    If you're on a budget, I recommend the Jeantech PSU's
     
  9. GrahamC

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  10. hulkhead

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    i like the look of the tagan.


    thanks for the replys :smashin:
     
  11. drummerjohn

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    Antec in 3 of my PCs - rock stable.
     

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