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Power supply for 70$ from newegg

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June 14, 2010 3:31:49 AM

i need a new power supply my 5v is at 4.91v, my 12v goes to 11.91,3.3v at 3.22
i have a amd athlon 620 x4 cpu overclock to a 3.25ghz
6GB of ram
ati 4770
3 120mm fans and 1 140mm fan
dvd-rom
3 sata hard drives
all on a antec 300 case which means i need a psu with long cables sense it has a power supply on the bottom of the case

i need a psu somewhat upgradeable so if i want a new amd 6 core or a new gpu

i need it all on newegg
i would love a antec psu but there are other good brands just thank they make there wires long and that what i need...sense my pc isn't freezes and i had a antec 380 earth watts for 3 years on 3 different pc's!!!


the one i was looking at is this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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June 14, 2010 3:49:44 AM

Yeah that is a good PSU, just make sure it has all the connectors you need, the new Earthwatts series tend to be a little bit lacking.
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June 14, 2010 5:34:37 AM

jdwii said:
i need a new power supply my 5v is at 4.91v, my 12v goes to 11.91,3.3v at 3.22

That's pretty normal. Close enough to be considered good. Unless of course you are experiencing instability or random shutdowns.
I have the same CPU as you that I had to lower to 3.22GHz with a 3870 and 4GB DDR2 in the same case.
My OCZ Modxstream using HWmonitor:
5V=6.8V (I think that's a read error because the min and max also read that)
3.3V= 3.34-3.42V
+12V=12.74-12.93V
What is your current power supply?

And +1 that the one you were looking at on newegg is good.
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June 14, 2010 8:41:54 AM

The ANTEC EarthWatts EA-500D Green (by Delta Electronics) is a rather good PSU that can handle even an ATI 5870 1Gb graphic card.
This PSU presents a combined +12V rating of 37A (444W), which is divided up into two 22A 12V rails (over current protected). It also has one 6-pin and one (6+2)-Pin PCIe conectors. It presents a good eficiency (80 Plus Bronze Certification) and 3 years warranty.
The build quality is good enough. In the primary it presents two Taiwanese electrolytic capacitors from Ltec 180µF 450V rated at 85ºC (360µF in total). In the secondary we can find a mix of Taiwanese caps from Ltec and Taicon and Japonese caps from Chemi-con. All of them rated at 105ºC.
The noise/ripple supression and the voltage regulation is decent.
It presents a good 80mm sleeve bearing fan from ADDA (AD0812HS-A70GL model) which is rated at 38.6CFM and 34.4dB(A) at maximun speed (3200rpm).


Anyway, for 15$ more, I highly recommend you to go for the ANTEC EarthWatts 650W which is, in general, a better product.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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