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    Member masterwoot's Avatar
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    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
    1gig ram
    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.
    Thanks
    Asus P5W DH Deluxe, C2Duo E6600 @ 3.4ghz, H20 Cooled,
    2x1GB Ballistix, 8800GTS, OCZ GameXstream 600W. Heatware

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    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.

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    I love my FSP 400. Solid as a rock!

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    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.

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    Member masterwoot's Avatar
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    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.
    Asus P5W DH Deluxe, C2Duo E6600 @ 3.4ghz, H20 Cooled,
    2x1GB Ballistix, 8800GTS, OCZ GameXstream 600W. Heatware

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