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05-09-05, 10:52 PM #1
Fortron 400W or Thermalrock 450W?
PSU advice please for a non-oc system (build for friend).
Needs to power:
3200 Winnie w/ stock HSF
MSI K8N Neo4-F mobo
6600GT PCI-Ex Video card
2 hard drives
2 optical drives
4 case fans
Here's what he's wanting to pick between:
Thermalrock (thermaltake) 450Watt
FSP (fortron) 400Watt
I recommend the FSP (Fortron Source) 500W , but he'd rather not spend that much more.
Again he's NOT going to OC. Yes he does need the 24-pin connector.
Any suggestions are very welcomed.
05-09-05, 11:05 PM #2
- Join Date
- Jan 2005
all three of those psus will have no problem powering that rig. i'd prefer the ax500 fortron myself, but if he'd get a kick out of the blingy digital watt-meter then why not?
on another note, in the cyber deals forum you can get an ax500 for $69 shipped.
05-09-05, 11:12 PM #3
05-10-05, 01:12 AM #4
- Join Date
- Dec 2004
If you were overclocking then I'd recommend the Fortron for the little extra juice, but in this case since I doubt your friend gets off at the thought of having a bigger e-Penis with the Fortron, both units would do well.
In this case it's a matter of aesthetics, since your friend might or might not like the digital readout, or maybe the extra fan that comes with the Thermaltake could save you a little cash later.
05-10-05, 03:44 PM #5
I thought both would be fine, but wanted your opinions/advice.
He's leaning toward the Thermalrock. He thinks the extra couple bucks is worth it for the fan and 50W higher "rating."
Thanks for the input.