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    Cool Power supplies: Review

    Roundup/review of thirteen heavy duty (400watt & up) power supplies:

    • Antec True 480P
    • Chieftec HPC-420-302 DF
    • Coba ATX-400W
    • Enermax EG 465AX-VE(W) FMAX
    • Fortron FSP400-60PFN
    • Herolchi HEC-450LR-AT
    • Noisemagic EG-465AX-VE(G) NMT-2/2GL
    • PC Cooling Ultra-Silent 400 Watt
    • Redux TSP-420P4
    • Seasonic SS-400FS
    • Topower Top-520 MP
    • Verax ST-400 HLP
    • Zalman ZM400A-APF



    For review,
    Click HERE.



    Roundup/review of 300 watt & up, power supplies:

    • Antec True 380P
    • Channel Well CWT-300ATX-12D
    • Chieftec HPC-420-302-DF
    • Coba PS-350S
    • CP4 SH400A8H
    • Enermax EG365AX-VE
    • Engelking Elektronik AP2-6300SFC-A
    • Fortron FSP
    • Herolchi HEC-300LR-PT
    • Leadman LP-6100 E
    • Levicom WIN-400PS
    • Maxtron TOP-520P4
    • Noise Magic EG365AX-VE
    • PC-World PCW Whisper Power
    • SCS SCS-300
    • Seasonic SS-400FS
    • Task TK-930TX
    • Topower Top-320P4
    • TSP TSP-420 P4
    • Verax FSP300-60ATV
    • Zalman ZM300A-APF



    For review,
    Click HERE


    Roundup/review of multiple 18 power supplies,
    More commonly available in North America:

    • Allied AL-A400ATX
    • Antec TruePower 330
    • Antec TrueControl 550
    • Enermax EG465AX-VE FCA 460W
    • Enermax EG651P-VE FMA 550W
    • Enhance ENS-0246 460W
    • Fortron FSP400-60PFN
    • Kingwin KWI-450WABK
    • PC Power & Cooling TurboCool 475
    • Sparkle FSP350-60PN
    • ThermalTake PurePower 480W
    • TTGI/SuperFlower 350SS
    • TTGI/SuperFlower 420SS
    • TTGI/SuperFlower 520SS 4Fan
    • TurboLink 420W
    • Vantec Ion 400W
    • Vantec Stealth 520W
    • Zalman ZM400A-APF



    For review,
    Click HERE


    Roundup/review of five heavy duty (400watt & up) power supplies:

    • Ahanix SilentX 400W
    • Antec TrueControl 550W
    • Antec TruePower 550W
    • Enermax EG651P-VE(FMA) 550W
    • Vantec Ion 400W
    • Zalman ZM400A-APF 400W


    For review,
    Click HERE


    Courtesy of Berserker,
    Ten ATX Power Supplies Compared

    Included are:
    • Aerocool AeroPower II 420 watt
    • Antec TruePower 480 watt
    • Antec TrueControl 550 watt
    • Enermax Whisper 431 watt
    • PC Power & Cooling Silencer 400 watt
    • PC Power & Cooling Turbo-Cool 510 watt
    • Raidtronics Raidmax 400 watt
    • Vantec Stealth 470 watt
    • Vantec Ion 400 watt
    • Zalman Noiseless 400 watt


    For review,
    Click HERE


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    For a review of the Robanton brand,
    Click HERE

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    Power Supplies Section Article Index available at SilentPCReview, Click HERE

    Power Supply Fundamentals & Recommended Units available at SilentPCReview, Click HERE



    How Much Power Do You Need? chart at the following link,
    Click HERE

    Choosing The Right Power Supply article with charts at the following link,
    Click HERE

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    PSU link page years 2001-2004,
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    Wow! My PC Power & Cooling didn't even get mentioned as anything worth getting.
    ? Quantum Physics ? Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.

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    That article left quite a few decent power supplies out of comparison.
    *shrug*
    Maybe due to budget constraints or such...
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    Nice one Shinma! Looks like the Topower model I wanted isn't as good as first thought - 60dB?!
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    I agree, 60dB is loud...
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    Very nice review. I'll put it as a sticky at the time being..

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    Forgot to mention,
    Original post edited to include a link to round/review of 300 watt & up power supplies.
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    Excellent Shinma.

    Yes, my Sparkle 300BTV not included, and this $32 wonder has given great service. 200 watts combined on +3 & +5.

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    For whatever reason,
    A number of PSU with good reputation and/or feedbacks were not in the roundup/review...
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    Shinma, thanks for the "how much power do you need" link

    I just have one question, does this calculation apply to both 120V (USA) and 230V (Europe) ?
    Last edited by CrazyyWolf; July 31st, 2003 at 05:53 AM.
    keep howlin' at the moon

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    3DMark 2001 score is 300 points worse than with my Athlon XP1700+ (9054 vs.9354 @290/290MHz + FSB 142MHz

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    Power consumption remains the same,
    No matter which part of the world the components are located...
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    http://www.anandtech.com/showdoc.html?i=1841&p=28

    New Anandtech review, they recommend a less expensive Fortron power supply.
    Technology increases at a parabolic curve upward.

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    Thanks for reminding about the new review at Anandtech, evetsrim1.
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    Shinma, if you look at this link at FiringSquad you will find some not so small diff's in the power consumption of the CPU (more), the Motherboard (less)and the graphics card (Less)



    Any ideas on this?

    keep howlin' at the moon

    P4 2.6C/ Gigabyte GA-8KNXP/ 512MB DDR400 Kingston PC3200 CL3/ 2 x Maxtor 60GB 7,200 ATA133/ ATi Radeon 8500 64MB Retail/ LG CD-R 24x-10x-40x / LG CD ROM 52x/ Chieftec Case + window/ Enermax 431 watt PSU/ Viewsonic G790 19"/ Windows 98 SE
    3DMark 2001 score is 300 points worse than with my Athlon XP1700+ (9054 vs.9354 @290/290MHz + FSB 142MHz

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    Suggest that you use the highest figure from the various websites.

    Note:
    That all are stated as being estimates
    Dates the articles were posted.
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