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January 12, 2004 6:49:15 PM

I was looking into getting a coolermaster Wave Master case (Black), but it does not come with a power supply. I have a Silencer 275W but it doesn't have the 4-pin power conector or SATA connectors. I was looking for something quiet, >300W, with 4-pin connector, SATA connectors and at least two fans (back and bottom). It being black is a plus.

I looked at Enermax and they tend to be pricey. I heard Vantec is nice, but like Enermax they have so many features I cen't keep my head on straight.

Does anyone recommend a PSU for me to allow for future upgrades?

Custom-Built: AMP Athlon XP 1900+; 256M Mushkin Hi Perf; ATI Radeon 9600XT; FIC AN11 Stealth;
80Gb 7200RPM Maxtor; Pioneer DVD; TDK CD/RW 52x24x48; PC Power and Cooling Silencer 275W; SB Live!

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January 12, 2004 11:21:32 PM

I usually recommend the $42 Fortron Source 350W unit from Newegg. It's good for over 400W actual output and has a nice, quiet, adjustable 120mm fan.

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January 13, 2004 2:21:24 AM

Agreed. What Crash said.
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January 13, 2004 1:00:13 PM

Newegg doesn't list that PS, only an LED-equipped one for $55. Looks like they have a 400W version of it for only $7 more. I was going to buy the Zalman ZM400A-APF based on the review

http://www.tomshardware.com/howto/20030609/power_suppli...

but I really like the concept of the single 120mm fan on the new 400W Fortron.

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January 13, 2004 4:46:21 PM

Actually they do list it, $42 without the LED, it was out of stock yesterday and I haven't checked yet today. Because it was out of stock, it was pushed to the bottom of the list.

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January 13, 2004 6:08:35 PM

There are 4 cable 12V to SATA coverters so that shouldn't be too much of a consideration.

Got a nice overclocked overvolted system to keep you warm at night? That's great. Guess I'll have to settle for a woman...
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