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Antec True 1000w, or Toughpower?

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August 18, 2008 7:04:42 PM

Is there much of a difference between the Thermaltake 1000 Watt Toughpower, and the Antec 1000W True Power Quarto, and will this be enough for (2) Radeon 4870 X2, and 12 120mm case fans, Thermaltake V1, Intel Q9450, and 3 VelcoRaptors in Raid 5, in addition to my 6GB of DDR3 Ram?

If So which one is better and why between the two Power-supplies?
August 18, 2008 9:07:16 PM

Do have any other options available?

Corsair and PC Power & Cooling are what pop up when I think of good PSUs...
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August 18, 2008 9:14:14 PM

The Thermaltake is much better as it uses a CWT build. The Antec 1000 is the same as the 850 but they just upped the wattage = instability

If i were u get the Corsair HX1000 from ZipZoomfly its $200
August 18, 2008 9:25:48 PM

I would recommend the Toughpower. I've had a half dozen Antecs over the past 8 years (all TruePowers), and they all ran hot, two of which croaked just after the 3 year warranty was up. Another croaked after a year and a half and took a motherboard with it. It took 3 weeks for Antec to get me a replacement PS. The Antec TruePowers are middle of the road, at best in quality, while the Toughpower, is as its name implies, "tough" and from what I can gather from friends who own them, stable and rock solid.
August 18, 2008 9:44:59 PM

Why do you think you need 1000W PSU? Are you planning to use 4 high end graphic cards? What is spec? If yo only need 500W, 1000W PSU will be very inefficient if only running at 30% load.

Mike.
August 18, 2008 10:27:44 PM

The PC Power & Cooling 610's are single rail (100% usable) 12V/49Amp constant output rated.
If your case has the room mount TWO of them with the $6 adaptor (the 2nd turns on when the first is powered up via case pwr button) and you get 100% usable 98 Amps on the 12 Volt lines.

NewEgg had the 610's with free shipping onsale 2 weeks ago for $80 USD.
That is 98 Amps @ 12 Volts for $160 and the cleanest PSU's made.
August 18, 2008 10:36:41 PM

ZOldDude said:
The PC Power & Cooling 610's are single rail (100% usable) 12V/49Amp constant output rated.
If your case has the room mount TWO of them with the $6 adaptor (the 2nd turns on when the first is powered up via case pwr button) and you get 100% usable 98 Amps on the 12 Volt lines.

NewEgg had the 610's with free shipping onsale 2 weeks ago for $80 USD.
That is 98 Amps @ 12 Volts for $160 and the cleanest PSU's made.


What adapter are you talking about? I've heard this mentioned before but never was able to find anything that made sense to use 2 power supplies.
August 18, 2008 10:48:25 PM

The problem with 2 PSUs though is 1) fitting them both in and 2) thats a crap load of cables
August 19, 2008 2:55:20 AM

The configuration that I am looking at build:

Thermaltake Mozart Tx SWB
Thermaltake A2368 12 120mm case fans
ASUS P5Q3 DELUXE/WIFI-AP
6GB DDR3 clocked at 1333mhz
Intel Q9450 with Thermaltake V1 Cooler
(3) Valco Raptor Hard Drives in Raid 5 configuration
(2) Radeon 4870 X2 from HIS in Crossfire Configuration
Thermaltake Hardcano 12 SE Fan Controller
Thermaltake A2427 Hard Drive cooler (3)
Thermaltake A2413 7" LCD Display (for the 7" bay in Thermaltake Mozart Tx case
Thermaltake A2331 VDF Panel
And looking at also Extending some mod features in the future

Is a Thermaltake 1000W PSU going to be enough?
August 19, 2008 3:00:38 AM

It should be....in fact if u can get the Corsair HX 1000

Its the exact same as the Thermaltake (in OEM build) but has slightly better components regulation, ripple the works
August 29, 2008 4:09:08 PM

I ended up buying the Thermaltake ToughPower 1200W, and a Blueray Writer drive too.
August 29, 2008 4:53:12 PM

yaoiboimi said:
The configuration that I am looking at build:

Thermaltake Mozart Tx SWB
Thermaltake A2368 12 120mm case fans
ASUS P5Q3 DELUXE/WIFI-AP
6GB DDR3 clocked at 1333mhz
Intel Q9450 with Thermaltake V1 Cooler
(3) Valco Raptor Hard Drives in Raid 5 configuration
(2) Radeon 4870 X2 from HIS in Crossfire Configuration
Thermaltake Hardcano 12 SE Fan Controller
Thermaltake A2427 Hard Drive cooler (3)
Thermaltake A2413 7" LCD Display (for the 7" bay in Thermaltake Mozart Tx case
Thermaltake A2331 VDF Panel
And looking at also Extending some mod features in the future

Is a Thermaltake 1000W PSU going to be enough?


You have toooo much money :( 
August 29, 2008 9:40:19 PM

Take a look at http://3xs.scan.co.uk/ShowSystem.asp?SystemId=827

That draws over 1000W when running at full blast. It has a Quad CPU over clocked to 4.4GHz that reaches 90C when water cooled, with 3 over clocked top Nvidia cards in SLI. A good 750 W would do for your system.

Mike.
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