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November 22, 2003 3:50:45 PM

I definitely need a new PSU, my 5V rail is sitting at 4.57V and my 12V rail has dropped to 11.67V, and today I'm sure I can smell something odd and if I put my nose by the psu fan its strongest there....

Anyways, I've checked the forums over and I have decided on a Sparkle brand which has the part number FSP350-60BTS, which I believe means that it was made by Fortron.

My question, stupid as it may sound:

Is there anything special I need to look for to make sure that this is compatible with my ASUS CUSL2-C motherboard?? I don't want to go ahead and buy one that has the wrong connectors etc...

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November 22, 2003 9:34:26 PM

It will be fine for your motherboard.
November 23, 2003 2:59:58 AM

It's a great power supply, lots of nice features. You can get the same supply with the Fortron Source lable from Newegg for $36.

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November 23, 2003 3:13:05 AM

Thanks Crash, Newegg doesn't ship to Canada, so I'm stuck with the Sparkle one..it's going to cost me around $80 CDN plus tax from a local retailer.

Unfortunately, even at $36 US, it probably would cost me around $80 CDN by the time it gets here anyways...(Plus shipping, tax, exchange, customs duty/brokerage fees, yada, yada, yada)
November 23, 2003 2:03:17 PM

No on line dealers who are cheaper?
November 24, 2003 2:58:31 AM

I've been looking around and I can find other PSU's cheaper, but not that brand.

The other one I can find is an ULTRA brand which claims to be 'the highest quality PSU on the market', but I'm sure that's just advertising....I would like to stick to one of the ones recommended here.
November 24, 2003 3:30:13 AM

Found the following (all plus shipping & tax):

Antec 350W with two fans for $70.96CAD
Enermax EG365P-VE(FM)350W for $68.32CAD

There is also an SPS Inc. one that has an FSP350-60BTS
part number (same part number as the Sparkle one I mentioned above), which I assume means its made by Fortron for $62.40CAD
November 27, 2003 5:12:18 AM

I think the SP in SPS means Sparkle Power. That would be the best power supply from those you've listed.

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