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    Question How are Coolmax PSUs?

    was wondering if anybody knows how these psus are, thanks

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    They are fairly decent, however we usually recommend fortron. Will it be powering your main rig, your media rig, or perhaps a whole new system?
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    yea there about middle of the pack with TT, smart powers, vantecs. not bad, not great, but a good deal for the money

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    its for a pc im building for my bro inlaw, 939 pci-system with x800xl, no OCing
    how this one?
    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...159-023&depa=0

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    that should be fine..looks pretty good.

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    I wouldn't skimp that much, with that vid. card and cpu. Your already getting just a DECENT psu, So go for a 500 watt or atleast 430watt.


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    trying to cut as many corners as possible to keep costs down

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    i think it will be fine

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobmanfoo
    trying to cut as many corners as possible to keep costs down
    Generally, PSU's aren't the best place to cut corners.

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    It should be ok, but if you have 15 bucks more you could get the 450watter.
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    DVD-RW drive
    Creative SB Extreme Audio Notebook
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    yeah, im sure a 400w is fine, i was just wondering about the brand, as long as it isn't like POWmax

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    Quote Originally Posted by crash013
    Generally, PSU's aren't the best place to cut corners.
    agreed, but i think coolmax is a good company. i would want him to buy a powmax, or an allied, but i think this is a good buy. i have a coolmax 3.5" external hdd enclosure with an 80gb seagate 8mb cache, and i love it. i can recommend one other psu in that price range here:

    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...153-006&depa=0
    (wait a week or so - newegg always puts this on sale for 36.99 + free shipping)

    my friend has it running an a64 3200+, 6800gt, 1gb ram, 200gb hdd, no problems.

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