Quantcast

Maximum PC

It is currently Sat Dec 20, 2014 10:26 am

All times are UTC - 8 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 22 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Recommend me a PSU
PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2005 10:04 am 
Team Member Top 500
Team Member Top 500
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jun 24, 2004 2:10 pm
Posts: 6657
Location: Houghton, MI (Michigan Technological University)
i am goimg to be building a new system come june/july and am mostly hung up on the power supply. the system will be as follows:

Athlon64 Rev. E 3500+
DFI Lanparty UT Ultra D
1gb Patriot pc-4000
ATI Radeon x800xl
Thermaltake Tsunami
Maxtor 250gb Diamondmax10 16mb cache
NEC 3250A
Thermalright xp-90c

the power supplies i am considering are the Antec TRUEPOWERII TPII-480 BLUE, Antec NeoPower ATX 480W, OCZ ModStream OCZ52012U ATX 520W Power Supply, OCZ PowerStream 520w
any advice and suggestions will be appreciated, and price does not matter.


Top
  Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2005 10:07 am 
Thunderbird
Thunderbird
User avatar

Joined: Mon Feb 28, 2005 3:47 pm
Posts: 927
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona USA
I would go with the neopower, or there is coolermasters power supply, cant remember what it is called. Thermalake has some ok power supplys also.


Top
  Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2005 10:09 am 
Team Member Top 500
Team Member Top 500
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jun 24, 2004 2:10 pm
Posts: 6657
Location: Houghton, MI (Michigan Technological University)
WizKid45 wrote:
I would go with the neopower, or there is coolermasters power supply, cant remember what it is called. Thermalake has some ok power supplys also.
im sticking to either OCZ or Antec.


Top
  Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2005 10:20 am 
Contributing Writer
Contributing Writer
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jun 23, 2004 8:09 pm
Posts: 9602
Location: Land of the Lounge Lizards
Honestly, ANY of those would be sufficient for your system. My personal pick, however, would be the OCZ Powerstream 520w. And if price truly doesn't matter, then either the Powerstream 600w or Enermax Noisetaker 600w :P


Top
  Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2005 10:23 am 
Team Member Top 500
Team Member Top 500
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jun 24, 2004 2:10 pm
Posts: 6657
Location: Houghton, MI (Michigan Technological University)
One4yu2c wrote:
Honestly, ANY of those would be sufficient for your system. My personal pick, however, would be the OCZ Powerstream 520w. And if price truly doesn't matter, then either the Powerstream 600w or Enermax Noisetaker 600w :P
well, price does matter, just out of the ones i showed, price is not a factor on my decision really.


Top
  Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2005 11:05 am 
Smithfield*
Smithfield*
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jul 09, 2004 9:17 am
Posts: 7159
Location: In HyperTransport
Truepower, I have mine and love it. Since the truepower is a little cheaper then the other IIRC you could even go with the 550W version like i did.


Top
  Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2005 12:41 pm 
Team Member
Team Member
User avatar

Joined: Wed Aug 11, 2004 1:09 am
Posts: 646
I like the neopower myself. Thats what I plan on getting.


Top
  Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2005 1:33 pm 
Clawhammer
Clawhammer
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jun 26, 2004 2:16 pm
Posts: 3600
Seasonic s12 460w or one of the bigger ones. Whisper quiet, effecient, and quiet.


Top
  Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2005 3:02 pm 
Thunderbird
Thunderbird

Joined: Sat Oct 30, 2004 8:00 am
Posts: 928
The NeoPower... I run it, its great.


Top
  Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2005 6:55 pm 
Coppermine
Coppermine
User avatar

Joined: Sat Oct 02, 2004 7:33 pm
Posts: 500
athlon11 wrote:
price does matter, just out of the ones i showed, price is not a factor on my decision really.


Well, after viewing all of your choices, most definitely the OCZ ModStream would be the best choice.

1-Active PFC
2-28A in the +12V
3-Supports ATX/BTX/PCI Express/SATA,OCZ PowerWhisper Technology with 120mm fan.
4-Cable management....a must.

While the other ones are not a bad choice at all.....the Modstreams is PCI-e, 24 PIN mobo ready, no need for extra adapters nice cable management, no need to cable tie down nothing becasue you're already getting velcro straps and more power than you'll ever need.


Top
  Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2005 8:25 pm 
Team Member
Team Member
User avatar

Joined: Fri Aug 13, 2004 12:58 pm
Posts: 591
Location: ND
I've got the Powerstream 520 and it's nice. It's quiet, has every connector you could want, and adjustable rails 8) The modstream would be my second choice, but I prefer the powerstreams stronger rails. I doubt you would likely have cables left over, on my DFI NF4 board the only cable I'm not using is the BTX 12V cable. If you want to overclock, you're going to need good strong rails for that power hungry OC board, your best results will come from the Powerstream.

Go to www.dfi-street.com and check out what all the DFI overclocking pros there are using, lots of DFI guys swear by OCZ. Plus, OCZ has a couple of reps who hang out there to answer questions. The mods over there are Angry Games, who owns the forum, and Rgone. They are both DFI employees whose job it is to help out customers. Probably the next highly rated PSU for the DFI boards is the Fortron Bluestorm here
If you're getting a DFI board (and you should if you want the best OC potential from your new system) check dfi-street out and see what the experienced DFI folks are using.


Top
  Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2005 3:56 am 
Team Member Top 500
Team Member Top 500
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jun 24, 2004 2:10 pm
Posts: 6657
Location: Houghton, MI (Michigan Technological University)
yea, the powerstream was still at the top of my list, i was just seeing what other ones could be comparable.


Top
  Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2005 7:53 am 
Team Member Top 500
Team Member Top 500
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jun 24, 2004 2:10 pm
Posts: 6657
Location: Houghton, MI (Michigan Technological University)
Well i have finally made a decisi0on on power supply, and i have also changed my memory choice to OCZ 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Unbuffered DDR 500 (PC 4000) System Memory


Top
  Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2005 8:35 am 
Contributing Writer
Contributing Writer
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jun 23, 2004 8:09 pm
Posts: 9602
Location: Land of the Lounge Lizards
athlon11 wrote:
Well i have finally made a decisi0on on power supply


Quit holding out on us, which PSU did you choose!?? :)


Top
  Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2005 10:05 am 
Team Member Top 500
Team Member Top 500
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jun 24, 2004 2:10 pm
Posts: 6657
Location: Houghton, MI (Michigan Technological University)
One4yu2c wrote:
athlon11 wrote:
Well i have finally made a decisi0on on power supply


Quit holding out on us, which PSU did you choose!?? :)
whoops, my bad, i meant to say in that post. i will be going with the 520watt PowerStream.


Top
  Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2005 3:35 pm 
Team Member Top 500
Team Member Top 500
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jun 24, 2004 2:10 pm
Posts: 6657
Location: Houghton, MI (Michigan Technological University)
i forgot to ask, but what is anyone's opinion on the choice of memory?


Top
  Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2005 3:52 pm 
8086
8086

Joined: Tue Apr 26, 2005 1:17 pm
Posts: 13
Location: Area-51
athlon11 wrote:
i forgot to ask, but what is anyone's opinion on the choice of memory?


Not a bad choice at all, but since you're getting the DFI NF4 Ultra-D, you should take advantage of the VDIMM voltage abilities and pick up some OCZ Value VX for about 120 USD, which according to Anandtech's recent Vale RAM round-up article can reach up t0 DDR510 @ 2-2-2. LINK, courtesy of One4yu2c.


Top
  Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2005 3:56 pm 
Team Member Top 500
Team Member Top 500
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jun 24, 2004 2:10 pm
Posts: 6657
Location: Houghton, MI (Michigan Technological University)
p a r i a h wrote:
athlon11 wrote:
i forgot to ask, but what is anyone's opinion on the choice of memory?


Not a bad choice at all, but since you're getting the DFI NF4 Ultra-D, you should take advantage of the VDIMM voltage abilities and pick up some OCZ Value VX for about 120 USD, which according to Anandtech's recent Vale RAM round-up article can reach up t0 DDR510 @ 2-2-2. LINK, courtesy of One4yu2c.
yea, i heard about it, but there is guarentee that it will hit that speed, i want the guarenteed speed that those modules give you.


Top
  Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2005 4:00 pm 
8086
8086

Joined: Tue Apr 26, 2005 1:17 pm
Posts: 13
Location: Area-51
athlon11 wrote:
yea, i heard about it, but there is guarentee that it will hit that speed, i want the guarenteed speed that those modules give you.


I'm not quite sure what you're asking, but the stock speeds are DDR400 is that's what you mean. And of course there's no guarentee on the overclock, but the VX line of RAM is made to be overclocked.


Top
  Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2005 4:01 pm 
Team Member Top 500
Team Member Top 500
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jun 24, 2004 2:10 pm
Posts: 6657
Location: Houghton, MI (Michigan Technological University)
p a r i a h wrote:
athlon11 wrote:
yea, i heard about it, but there is guarentee that it will hit that speed, i want the guarenteed speed that those modules give you.


I'm not quite sure what you're asking, but the stock speeds are DDR400 is that's what you mean. And of course there's no guarentee on the overclock, but the VX line of RAM is made to be overclocked.
what i mean is what i showed was pc500, ddr4000. it is guarenteed to run at 500mhz no matter what, as long as the timings and voltages are at SPD. the value vx may hit 510mhz, but then again some modules may only hit 480-490mhz. thats what i meant


Top
  Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 22 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

All times are UTC - 8 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 9 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group

© 2014 Future US, Inc. All rights reserved.