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Old 04-04-05, 07:34 PM Thread Starter   #1
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Question How are Coolmax PSUs?


was wondering if anybody knows how these psus are, thanks
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Old 04-04-05, 07:40 PM   #2
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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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Old 04-04-05, 07:58 PM   #3
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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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Old 04-04-05, 08:57 PM Thread Starter   #4
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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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Old 04-04-05, 09:16 PM   #6
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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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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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Old 04-05-05, 07:49 AM Thread Starter   #11
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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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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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