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  1. #1
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    PSU: 300W or 400W?

    I have to make a choice between an Ancomax 300W or a Leadman 400W PSU. My system is:

    Duron 600 (about to be OC'ed) with Alpha PFH 6035
    Abit KT7-RAID
    1x 120mm fan
    1x 92mm fan
    3x 80mm fan
    1x neon light
    2x Seagate Barracuda II 7200rpm HD in RAID config
    1x another HD
    1x Samsung/Ensoniq NewQ graphic equalizer
    1x DVD-ROM
    1x CD-RW
    1x Zip drive (250MB)
    Cards:
    Creative GeForce 2GTS
    SB Live! Player
    NIC

    Do think I need a 400W? At some point in the not too distant future, I am likely to upgrade to a Tbird. The PSU is for a nice case (Lian Li PC-12) that I intend to keep for a long time. Peltiers and Water Cooling solutions is something I am considering for the future. Should I get the 400W now or get a 300W and add an external PSU later for the peltier?

    Thanks in advance.



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    The 400 watt power supply sounds like a good choice. It should insure that you will not have any power related issues.
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    400 Watt baby! I have the Enermax 430 Watt PSU in my T-Bird 800 @ 1.1GHz and nothing else will satisify this puppy's craving for power.

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    Whoa, that was quick! I just ordered the 400W PSU. Thanks for the advice guys! I was leaning towards the 400W myself, just wanted to be sure I was doing the right thing.

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    Well, you did the right thing.
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    S_KLASS I got the Enermax 430W also. What a piece of workmanship!!!

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    hey ebok, I wanted to ask if the translucent 92mm fan on your Enermax seems to be spinning fairly slow and the exhaust of the PSU doesn't seem very powerful at all (low CFM).


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