I'm getting a Linkworld brand Case. It'll be a couple of bucks cheaper if I get it with the included 400w P4 approved Linkworld PSU instead of the Codegen brand 350w P4+AMD approved. Is Codegen a good brand? Has anyone used their PSU's? I know they also make cases that have their units bundled but I dunno if they're better than the Linkworld ones. Then there's also a Powmax 400w P4+AMD approved for only $3 more than the Codegen 350w. I plan to use an AMD cpu.
well you just gotta wonder: if AMD is certifying it, its got to be better than the no-namer... but nonetheless, my opinion still rests with enermax or antec, or even vantec or thermaltake (<- at worst)
<b>people are only idiots when they don't realize - when they do it just gets funnier, like a dog chasing its own tail, or like george bush's public address(es)</b>
AMD certifies everything! AMD certification means nothing. I had an AMD certified psu and it can't handle a geforce 4 being added to a barebone system. It was the biggest piece of junk ever. Get an Enermax for about $45 at newegg. Your computer will actually run faster. I gurantee it just like the people at Men's Warehouse
I don't recommend Codegen PSUs... I have one and it is crappy.
As for the P4 or AMD approved... P4 approved means that it has an additional 12V line and an auxiliry power line used in some P4 systems. And IIRC AMD approved means that it is an dual-fan PSU.
My dual-PSU PC is so powerfull that the neighbourhood dims when I turn it on
March 23, 2003 2:20:41 PM
All good points. I'm really on a budget here and the Enermax ones seem like the middle/high class PSU's. Is Powmax a good value PSU? I mean they have a website with information on returns if anything went wrong.
If you look further down on the NewEgg page only showing Heroichi PSU's you will see a 350W. It only has 12A on +12V. You would be unhappy with that PSU even though it says 350W. +12V is the most important for today's AMD systems.
It has <A HREF="http://www.newegg.com/app/Showimage.asp?style=album" target="_new">40A on +3.3V, 30A on +5V, and 18A on the +12V lines</A>. I have one of these running an AMD XP at 1.73GHz. It has a lot of toys and a Gainward GF4 Ti 4200. I am more than happy with this PSU and for $46.00 + $0.00 for shipping it is a good deal.
Thanks for that very informative answer(s). The better quality Forton is only like $15 more, I could raid my Dad's wallet or do some sick and twisted bet and win the $$$. I've heard over and over that the PSU really does matter, but then again my parents have gotten 3 pre-built PC's, all with generic dirt-cheap PSU's with brands i've never seen. Those PC's have been lasting forever and have no power problems, one even has a pretty power-hungry Athlon XP. I guess it's better to be safe than sorry though.