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Old 04-12-05, 12:18 PM Thread Starter   #1
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Battle Of 2 Fortrons...


Today is the day!

i cant put it off any longer.
by th end of the day, i will have ordered one of these:

The Bluestorm 500
http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?p=PS-FS500A&c=pw&show=p

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The Fortron 530
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...104-968&depa=0

Lengthy reply not required - they are both within my price range, just not sure which i would be happier with in the long run, just need suggestions soon... ill most likely order later on this evening...
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Old 04-12-05, 12:38 PM   #2
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i would go with the 500w. its has dual 12v rails (and combined, a higher 12v rating), has the 24 pin connector for future upgrades (i think), and the 120mm fan will be quieter. even if it was more expensive, i think the newer 500w would be a better choice.

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Old 04-12-05, 12:42 PM   #3
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I agree with zip22. I think you would be perfectly happy ith the 500 watt.
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Old 04-12-05, 01:13 PM   #4
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Old 04-12-05, 01:29 PM   #5
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The bluestorm has some nice wire management too!
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Old 04-12-05, 01:30 PM Thread Starter   #6
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to bad its actually not 500... i once ran a PSU load calcualtor from somewhere and the results were 470-480, but in all reality i am willing to bet my $75 that it will hold...
i was looking at that... and wondering about the 12V amperage on the 530...
but in any event, ive seen the bluestorm 500 highly reccomended here, and elsewhere, and it seems, for now, its the top of the heap... just wanted to rule out and sort of "buyers remorse" - i knew all along the Aspire would come back to haunt me...
anyways, yall made my day, and i feel pretty good knowing i got good help, and ill end up with the right hardware.
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Old 04-12-05, 01:59 PM   #7
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If a 500w Aspire can run that system, a 460w Fortron will have no problems at all

The 530w is capable of 28A at 12v as long as the 5v rail's not too heavily loaded, but it's not really the ideal solution for a modern 12v oriented system. I bought mine as a transitional unit - one that could power my 5v heavy system, yet still have the guts to run an A64 upgrade. About the only time I still recommend the 530w is for the Asus A7N8X, and other such 5v oriented boards.

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Old 04-12-05, 02:39 PM Thread Starter   #8
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If a 500w Aspire can run that system, a 460w Fortron will have no problems at all
an authoritative vioce of reason... (happy sigh)
clear skies and fair weather to you...
yall made my day...
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Old 04-12-05, 08:18 PM   #9
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i'd say that system is drawing a max of ~200 watts, you'll be fine with either. the bluestorm will be much quieter, plus easier to reuse in a future system, so that would be my pick.
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