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October 8, 2003 2:56:40 PM

Hello All
I have recently blown up my power supply for my old PC (testing in another machine.) I now need to replace this power supply.

Question is with what / where to buy from?

My PC is:
AMD k6 500Mhz
ATX Case
Gigabyte Mobo
128MB RAM
DVD
CD R/RW
Iomega Zip Drive

I want a really SAFE power supply as this machine will a linux server running 24/7 and I don't want to burn my house down (realistically anyone know the chances of this happening!?)

Which models would you recommend that are compatible with that processor?

Thanks for your help

Phil

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October 8, 2003 5:00:43 PM

Here is one that that I love. Quiet, extremely reliable, more than enough power and inexpensive.

<A HREF="http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduct.asp?submit=manufa..." target="_new">Fortron Source FSP300-60ATV</A> is $30.00 including shipping at NewEgg.

<A HREF="http://www.fortron-source.com/" target="_new">Company link</A> Click on the "PC Power Supply" picture on the main page to see the stats in more detail.

I have three of these in use.



<A HREF="http://forumz.tomshardware.com//modules.php?name=Forums..." target="_new">Check out the new Case Mod and PSU section of the THGC</A>
October 9, 2003 2:54:04 AM

Newegg has a nice 350W Fortron with 120mm fan for around $35 at Newegg.

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October 9, 2003 7:24:03 AM

Thanks for the Tip. I am in England though - is newegg an American Company?

Does anyone recommend Enumerax? If so which model for the AMD K6?
October 9, 2003 7:49:26 AM

Yeah, alas, newegg.com only ships with the States, which is a bit of a bummer, being all the way the other side of the Atlantic.

Depends on how much you want to spend really. The 3 main sites I recommend are <A HREF="http://www.dabs.com/uk" target="_new">http://www.dabs.com/uk&lt;/A>, <A HREF="http://www.ebuyer.com" target="_new">http://www.ebuyer.com&lt;/A> and <A HREF="http://www.overclockers.co.uk" target="_new">http://www.overclockers.co.uk&lt;/A>. Personally, I have designs on an Enermax for my new PC. I installed one in my bro-in-law's new rig recently, and it was very nice. So nice, I want one myself.

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October 9, 2003 8:04:15 AM

Thanks for your post, I have a 431W Enermax EG465AXVE-G-FMA PSU in my new machine and so far (touch Wood) I have been very pleased with it. I just don't think it will work with my old K6.

I tried to find information on Enumerax web site - but one thing they don't do well is say which model is suitable for which level of CPU.
October 9, 2003 8:06:06 AM

Also wanted to say can anyone post a link to the PSU on Dabs?

I can't find them, call me thick or what!!
October 9, 2003 9:15:36 AM

Jeez, you can't be trying very hard.

www.dabs.com
www.overclockers.co.uk

Can't be bothered to hyperlink them, you'll have to go to all the trouble of actually typing in the URL addresses.

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October 9, 2003 9:36:33 AM

I have found a few on dabs by searching for Enermax - but i still don't think their is a actual category on dabs for PSU.
October 9, 2003 9:47:09 AM

On Dabs it's under Components, Cases & Accessories.
Ebuyer it's under Cases, Power Supplies.

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