After 4 great years of service, the PSU in my system is starting to die.. probably due to the abundant amount of dust it use to have to deal with.
Anyways, I need advice on what PSU I should purchase, that's reasonably quiet, and has plenty of connectors for loads of drives.
Here's my system specs (it's an old, but great system):
Case: CoolerMaster ATC-201 Aluminum Midtower
PSU: Enermax EG365P-VE(FC) 350Watt
MB: ASUS P4T544 850e PC1066
CPU: Intel P4 2.8Ghz / 533 FSB
Cooler: CoolerMaster Socket 478 HSF <- Also needs replaced, asked in other forum
RAM: 1GB RDRAM
Hard Drives: 1 80GB, 2 160GB, 1 120GB
Optical Drives: Plextor DVDRW, Plextor CDRW, DVD-ROM
GPU: ATI Radeon 9700Pro 128MB <- will be upgrading soon
Sound: Creative Labs Audigy
I have yet another HD and optical drive to add to the system. I've been told that I should look into getting at least a 450Watt PSU. Also, I don't care what it looks like, as long as it does what I need.
Stating what you would do is making a recommendation. Yes, I did look at his specs. Whether or not he has 7 drives now and will be adding another two, he still doesn't need 600W. Assuming 9 drives, his system's max pull will still be under 400W. A good 450W or 500W for some buffer should be more than enough for his rig. He just needs to balance the power draw on the 12V rails.
Ok, I'm still not 100% sure which PSU to go with. These ar eones that seem to fill the need for extra output. Right now, I have only a 350watt Enermax in my system, and it's doing fine, so I'm not sure if I need more than ~450
Yeah ThermalTakes site does have a lot. The PC P&C has solid performance and reviews. Some said that the fan was a little noisy on one of the models they reviewed, thats the only thing I've heard bad about it.