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is this psu going to break down on me?

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December 11, 2005 8:57:57 PM

hi,
i am currently rendering 3d stuff nonstop and was thinking of getting a more quit psu. my cpu hase a temperature of 61/141 celsius/f.
the voltage (the cpu was working at 100%)
12.864-12.928 +12v
4.892-4.919 +5v
3.216-3.28 +3.3v
1.66-1.68 Vcore
+ hot heat is poring out in the back.... :-/

the pc is a 3000+ athlon, 1 ata-hd, 2 sata-hds, ati firegl x1, 350watt jmc.
i am not planning to upgrade the system. so i thought of buying a Enermax 460W EG465AX-VE(G) FMAX. or a tagan... i just would really want something QUIET! ANY help would be very appretiated. thanx p

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December 11, 2005 11:19:36 PM

the thermaltake tr 2.0 430watter is a pretty solid and quite psu. 40 bucks on newegg and then 10 rebate
December 12, 2005 1:40:44 PM

The Antec Truepower series are pretty cheap and quiet.

I'd be a bit concerned about your CPU temp. 61C is a bit warmer than I'd be comfortable with even at full load. You may need to add a case fan to get the air moving better. I understand that you don't want to add noise, but even a quiet fan with a relatively low CFM rating should help bring the temp down.

Also, I understand you've got hot heat pooring out the back. As opposed to cold heat? Sorry, couldn't resist.
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December 13, 2005 8:52:05 AM

thanx for the info! i opened the case and the temp droped immediatly to 50c... guess i am going to get a psu today... still not shure which one tough... p
December 13, 2005 10:17:39 AM

If you want a new PSU I have only one advice: Go for the Seasonic S12 500 Watt.

The Enermax 's also good, but it'll cost you a lot more. You can read a report of a stress test on high-capacity power supplies on this site. The Seasonic came out best: http://www.tomshardware.com/2005/07/11/stress_test/

Don't hesitate, go for it. I did :D 

Concerning the heat: buy silent casecoolers. I have two 80mm Coolermaster silents. They whisper. For your CPU I can strongly recommend the Zalman Cu7000 pure copper cooler. You should check if it fits your motherboard, but if it does there's no better choice.

greets,

B.
December 14, 2005 11:28:57 AM

i got a thermaltake,(the availability of psu manufactures is a bit thin around christmas here in vienna...) so the tempature is around 47c running the cpu at 100%. the sound is not gone :-), but ok. guess i will have to buy a suitable case to eliminate the rest. the motherboard temp wnet down form 24 to 17c...
thanx for the info!, p
December 14, 2005 1:21:42 PM

i got a thermaltake,(the availability of psu manufactures is a bit thin around christmas here in vienna...) so the tempature is around 47c running the cpu at 100%. the sound is not gone :-), but ok. guess i will have to buy a suitable case to eliminate the rest. the motherboard temp wnet down form 24 to 17c...
thanx for the info!, p
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