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    power supply recomendations? buying tomorrow

    going to be buying a thermaltake xaser 2 case tomorrow and need a new psu to accomodate those 5 fans and the hardcano 9

    my choices are these since its what is available from the shop.

    enermax 350w e6365a-6
    thermaltake 420w w0008R <---looking like my favourite
    420W hiper power?
    450W CWT?

    ive heard of hiper power but CWT? any ideas?
    the cwt seems to have the most amps on the 12V rail which seems good.
    not sure about the enermax 350W may not be enough for nowadays standards

    Ideas?
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    my 300 CWT was pretty nice (2 fans & 3.3V+5V =160W) and according to some reviews around the net it is actually same as Antec.

    I don't know about 450W version though

    here is the link if it helps:
    http://www.cwt.com.tw/path_product.htm

    BTW the sys in my sig ran with that PSU, however when I added extra hdd it was a bit too much (CD,DVD,fans,...)
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    lucky git!

    im running my system off a generic 300w psu which i dont think is AMD approved. hehe

    you should be fine with the 350w enermax, but the thermaltake may be a good choice.

    if you can afford it, see if they have a 431w enermax. MuFu has one and i haven't heard him complaining!
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    60 at least is the bad part though andrew
    im gonna go for the thermaltake i`ll be thermaltake man
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    hehe, with your hardcano, and volcano heatsink

    you'll be the king of all things great and thermaltakey, lol

    nah, get the thermaltake. it'll be good for your 2800+ when you get it.
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    right just ordered the case and thermaltake psu
    all i need now is my new cpu probably abour an 1800 tbred B
    but im in major debt now.
    what ever happened to the enermax you were going to get?

    should arrive tuesday about when i get your heatsink probably
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    Look for a Robanton 600W. Very inexpensive and power to spare. Got mine for $58.00 at motherboards.com
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    Try the TT-520SS (links to a review) 520w. It's like an inexpensive Antec TruePower power supply. It's got 260w across the 5v and 3.3v lines and you also get a 5v line adjustment in case it dips on high overclocks. If you read the review, you'll see that it has great voltage regulation. I ordered myself one yesterday. You may not be able to find it in the UK because I could only find one US store that carried it- www.directron.com. I wouldn't buy any power supply without reading a review showing how well it could keep the 5v line at ~5v first. Sure you could buy a cheap 550w power supply, but if your 5v line dips below 4.8v, it doesn't matter how much extra juice it has left, you're still going to experience instability on an overclock.
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    like i said i bought the thermaltake one in the end
    i read a few reviews not that many out there
    it was an australian site and it got 9/10 and the rails were very close to what they should be.

    im only replacing mine because the
    12V rail gets about 12.4
    5V gets about 4.79
    and the 3.3 gets about 3.49

    not good at all when i actually checked
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    anandtech did a review of 4 power supplies. http://www.anandtech.com/showdoc.html?i=1774

    i'd most likely go with another enermax (i've got a EG365P-VE right now) or an antec. from what anand said, they are both pretty sweet, with a slight edge going to antec.
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    lol marv.

    I got my SK-6+ this morning (eventually)

    I take it thats why your not online now, building it??? lol

    Right, so... ive got an exam on monday morning, so meet you in the same place at about 4. 5 ok for you?

    Cool, see you then.

    P.S. Ill trade your case for my... errr... Voodoo3
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    Originally posted by Marvt74
    what ever happened to the enermax you were going to get?
    I sort of bought new heatsink and am now saving up for a sub-woofer.

    I wanted a new motherboard, but MuFu has me convinced that I should get a sub
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