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December 28, 2003 12:25:15 AM

i want to buy a powmax 550w real pc power supply w/blue led 12*12 fan, model PSRPP550-b for 39$
from newegg.com
btw newegg rulz!!!
does anybody have any experience with this power supply?

p4 2.6c@3.13
abit is7-e
512mb ddr pc3200 400mhz
xfx geforce fx 5900 450/975
power supply 300w



<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by Bill_hater on 12/27/03 09:27 PM.</EM></FONT></P>

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December 28, 2003 10:26:24 PM

PowMax makes the most cheaply made power supplies in the industry. If you open one up and compare it to an old 145W unit from a cheap Gateway 2000, you'll see it has less than 1/2 the bulk to the components. I have pictures if you want me to send them.

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December 29, 2003 5:32:45 AM

so what are good poiwer supplys? can u recomend some?
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December 29, 2003 5:35:43 AM

Fortron Source
Sparkle Power
Aopen
Zalman
PC Power & Cooling
SPI
Enermax

The Fortron Source 350W unit most likely puts out more wattage than the PowMax 550W, is surely of higher quality, and is likely to power anything you can afford to connect to your system.

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December 29, 2003 6:28:23 AM

would be for me enough fortron fsp350-60p 350w power supply even if i wanna overclock?
December 29, 2003 6:57:45 AM

I used one in my P4 2.6C at 3250MHz, with 2 hard drives, CDRW, DVD, SCSI, AIW 9600 Pro at 500/770, modem, zip, etc, and it was 100% stable on all voltage rails.

I can't afford new parts unless I need them, this power supply belonged to a customer and I gave it back when I finished their system. I'm using a home made power supply I've owned since 2001.

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December 29, 2003 7:00:21 AM

Oh, my board is a P4C800-E deluxe, I'm using Corsair XMS4000-Pro (TwinX, 1GB).

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December 29, 2003 12:50:01 PM

well whats the difference between fortron 350w and 450w because if i would want to upgrade i would buy something more stronger. do i really need 450w?

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December 29, 2003 5:34:36 PM

I'd say you really need a power supply that can provide a full 400W of power on a regular bases and 300W continuous. The Forton 350W can easily do that and has the advantage of the big fan.

Going by what I saw at Newegg last I checked, they have a 350, 400, and 530W standard Fortron/Source power supply. Their 460 and 550W units are server supplies with 24-pin ATX instead of 20-pin ATX connectors.

The 400W would be more than adequates but potentially provide less case cooling and at a higher noise level due to it's 80mm fans. It's a great supply, and most supplies come with 80mm fans, but I prefer the 120mm fan for good ventilation and low noise.

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December 30, 2003 2:17:35 AM

im gonna go for that fortron 350w with that 120mm fan...
December 30, 2003 5:51:54 AM

I have the 350w fortron with the 120mm fan
you will not be diappointed , quality supply
for half $ of most others with this quality
December 30, 2003 5:55:19 AM

I compared the Forton side by side with my Antec True 430
could hear any difference , both rock solid
but the Antec cost me $82 USD
the fortron cost me $42 USD shipped
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