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Wich PSU will fit better in my rig?

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May 5, 2005 10:04:05 PM

Hello every one

I've a PSU fortron 400 wtts, now I'm migratting to a DFI NF4 atx2 with 24 pins I've read in many forums that if you connect a 20 pins PSU in a 24 pins MB coul appear some instability issues, so I'm planning to buy a new PSU my choices are fortron blue storm ax-500 460w, silverstone zeus ST52F 520w and ST65ZF 650w with this one I've read that if the system doesn't suck enough power of the 5v rail the 12v rails wouldn't be powerful enough for the entire system, and zippy 500w the problem with last one it´s that i've read that has some incompatibility problems with the DFI. So wich one do you recommend more.

My system A64 3200+ to OC it, DFI Lanparty NF4 ultra-D, 2 HD 120 gb sata + 80 gb ata, dvd-RW liteon, cd-rw liteon, radeon x800xl, 1 gb ram 2x512mb BH-5 mushkin, soundblaster live, multiple USB gadgets, 2x120-12v mm fans, 3x80-12v mm fans, floppy.

I'm planning to use in the future watercooling and to upgrade my vid card to the next generation ATI R520 and maybe athlon64 with dualcore.

Thank you very much for your attention and have a nice day

<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by adrap2 on 05/05/05 06:16 PM.</EM></FONT></P>

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May 5, 2005 11:29:13 PM

Hey adrap2,

Judging by the specs you provided, it looks like you'll need close to 400w +3.3v@2.7A +5v@24.5A +12v@21.1A

All the PSU's you listed except the Zippy will more than meet your requirements. That FSP Blue Storm would be an excellent choice. Also one not on your list <A HREF="http://www2.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E168..." target="_new"> the Seasonic S12-430 </A> would be an excellent choice in the same basic price range. <A HREF="http://www.silentpcreview.com/article226-page1.html" target="_new"> Here's </A> a review you might want to check out.

What? You want more power? Seasonic makes a S12-500 and S12-600 also (reasonably priced given the output, quality, quiet operation, and efficiency).

Of course you could always get the <A HREF="http://www.pcpowercooling.com/products/power_supplies/h..." target="_new">PC Power & Cooling Turbo Cool 510 Express </A>if you want the best and don't mind paying for it.

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May 6, 2005 12:23:04 AM

Thanx for the answer, but why do you say the zippy won't meet the requirements, since I know it´s one of the best PSU around at the same level of PC P&C but cheaper and is 500w, the only problem is that I've read some posts in another forums saying that it has some issues with DFI NF4, that's the main reason and the fact that every topnotch hardware that I want to buy I have to sume 40% of the US pricing so that makes very expensive any PC part here in Mexico and because that the PC P&C it's at this moment out of my possibilities

Another answer any of the seasonic have pots to adjust the vltage rails, because is something that I'm looking for, and all the PSU that I've listed have this feature

I want to see the light, I want to superoverclock<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by adrap2 on 05/05/05 08:26 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
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May 6, 2005 2:17:09 PM

Where in Mexico do you live
May 6, 2005 7:25:50 PM

México DF, why you are from México too

I want to see the light, I want to superoverclock
May 6, 2005 8:23:41 PM

yeah but I live in the border (Juarez)
May 31, 2005 9:10:41 PM

I know that the enermax are good ones but they don´t have adjustable pots for voltage rails, that's the reason why I discard them. but thanks anyway.

I bought a fortron fsp550-60PLN and it works great, I really recommend the fortron's PSU, they are cheap and have great perfomance and for a plus have adjustable pots, my only complain is that it (at least my actual model) only have pots for the 3.3 and the 12 v rails, so I cannot rise de voltaje for the 5V, but doesn't matter too much since the major of the components use the 3.3 and 12v lines.

Thank you every one for your help and have a nice day

I want to see the light, I want to superoverclock
June 1, 2005 5:51:45 PM

Hey guys... Just trying to decide on what power supply to buy and how much power I need... any help with recommended brands and any other info would be greatly appreciated!!
Here's the system that I'm looking to buy:

---AMD Athlon64 3200+ (2.0 GHz) 512k L2 Cache, Socket 939(Retail) *Venice*
---MSI K8N NEO4 Platinum nForce 4 Ultra PCI-Express w/Audio, FireWire Gigabit LAN, SATA-RAID, Dual DDR400 (Socket 939)
---Western Digital Caviar SE 200GB - 7200RPM, 8MB Cache, SATA150 (OEM)
---Sapphire Radeon X800 256MB GDDR3 PCI-Express w/DVI, TV-Out (OEM)
---GeiL Dual Channel 1Gb PC3200 with Blue Heat Spreader (2x 512MB DDR400 , CL=2.5, 8-4-4)
---Pioneer DVR-109 (Black) 16x DVD +/- R/RW, Double-Layer *No Software* (OEM)

Thanks!
Luke
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