Notices

Overclockers Forums > Hardware > Power Supplies and Electronic Devices
Power Supplies and Electronic Devices
Forum Jump

ePOWER EP-500XP ATX12V/ EPS12V

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe Search this Thread
 
 
Thread Tools
Old 02-08-06, 03:11 AM Thread Starter   #1
jmsandrsn
Member



Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Xenia OH

10 Year Badge
 
ePOWER EP-500XP ATX12V/ EPS12V


I'm looking for a PS to run a system with P4 3.2 @ 4.26GHz (will need about 1.4-1.45v) along with GF 7800GT. Will just have a single hard drive and a couple of optical drives.

I was thinking about the ePOWER EP-500XP ATX12V/ EPS12V: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817101518

Was also considering this one: ePOWER Puma II EP-450XP-P2B 450W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817101513

These are apparently made by Tagan. Anyone have any thought on either one of these two. Thanks!!

__________________
Heatware Refs
jmsandrsn is offline   QUOTE Thanks
Old 02-08-06, 03:33 AM   #2
Turtle Shell
Member

 
Turtle Shell's Avatar 

Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Glendora CA

 
never heard of them before but if that one is a no go(not sure) how much are you willing to spend?
Turtle Shell is offline   QUOTE Thanks
Old 02-08-06, 04:45 AM   #3
Know Nuttin
Senior Member

 
Know Nuttin's Avatar 

Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Ontario, Canada

 
Topower should be the OEM for them. Looks to be about the same internally as an OCZ Modstream. Decent and should do the job fine for your system.

__________________
AMD Phenom II X4 965BE, Asus M5A88-V Evo, 8GB Mushkin Blackline DDR3-1600 , Coolermaster Hyper212+, OCZ Vertex Plus 60GB, Seagate 7200.11 500GB, Antec EA-380
Lenovo X200, P8400 C2D, 8GB, 120GB OCZ Vertex 3.
Know Nuttin is offline   QUOTE Thanks
Old 02-08-06, 12:59 PM Thread Starter   #4
jmsandrsn
Member



Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Xenia OH

10 Year Badge
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Turtle Shell
never heard of them before but if that one is a no go(not sure) how much are you willing to spend?
Was trying to keep it under $75

__________________
Heatware Refs
jmsandrsn is offline   QUOTE Thanks
Old 02-08-06, 11:09 PM   #5
Turtle Shell
Member

 
Turtle Shell's Avatar 

Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Glendora CA

 
well for that i bluestorm may be a better choice not sure though.
Turtle Shell is offline   QUOTE Thanks
Old 02-09-06, 04:47 AM   #6
Know Nuttin
Senior Member

 
Know Nuttin's Avatar 

Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Ontario, Canada

 
There aren't any single rail PSU's that I would recommend under $75.

The Antec SmartPower 2.0 500w would power your setup. I believe it's about $64 at Newegg (was last time I checked). That's probably your best buy in that price range. Dual rail but it can handle the load, the only caveat is fan noise.

__________________
AMD Phenom II X4 965BE, Asus M5A88-V Evo, 8GB Mushkin Blackline DDR3-1600 , Coolermaster Hyper212+, OCZ Vertex Plus 60GB, Seagate 7200.11 500GB, Antec EA-380
Lenovo X200, P8400 C2D, 8GB, 120GB OCZ Vertex 3.
Know Nuttin is offline   QUOTE Thanks
Old 02-09-06, 08:10 PM   #7
tdamocles
Member



Join Date: Feb 2004

 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Know Nuttin
There aren't any single rail PSU's that I would recommend under $75.

The Antec SmartPower 2.0 500w would power your setup. I believe it's about $64 at Newegg (was last time I checked). That's probably your best buy in that price range. Dual rail but it can handle the load, the only caveat is fan noise.
I have this PSU and I can tell you that the fan noise is barely there. It has 2 fans but the outer fan is temp controlled and I have yet to see it run...It's very quiet...
tdamocles is offline   QUOTE Thanks
Old 02-09-06, 08:47 PM   #8
Know Nuttin
Senior Member

 
Know Nuttin's Avatar 

Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Ontario, Canada

 
Quote:
Originally Posted by tdamocles
I have this PSU and I can tell you that the fan noise is barely there. It has 2 fans but the outer fan is temp controlled and I have yet to see it run...It's very quiet...
What is your setup?

I can get it to turn on with this setup in my signature, and it doesn't take long. The room I am in is not very hot at all, and I have very good case cooling as well.

__________________
AMD Phenom II X4 965BE, Asus M5A88-V Evo, 8GB Mushkin Blackline DDR3-1600 , Coolermaster Hyper212+, OCZ Vertex Plus 60GB, Seagate 7200.11 500GB, Antec EA-380
Lenovo X200, P8400 C2D, 8GB, 120GB OCZ Vertex 3.
Know Nuttin is offline   QUOTE Thanks
Old 02-09-06, 09:13 PM   #9
tdamocles
Member



Join Date: Feb 2004

 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Know Nuttin
What is your setup?

I can get it to turn on with this setup in my signature, and it doesn't take long. The room I am in is not very hot at all, and I have very good case cooling as well.
Amd 3000+ venice @2800mhz @1.55v w/xp-90c
Epox 9nda3+
2x512mb OCZ Gold edition
2x512mb pc3200 Mushkin Redline
120gb maxtor pata 133 HD
80gb pata 100 HD
smartpower 500w 2.0
soundblaster cheapo sound
AtI x800 pro AGP
tdamocles is offline   QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


Overclockers Forums > Hardware > Power Supplies and Electronic Devices
Power Supplies and Electronic Devices
Forum Jump

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Mobile Skin
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:30 PM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
You can add these icons by updating your profile information to include your Heatware ID, Benching Profile ID or your Folding/SETI profile ID. Edit your profile!
X

Welcome to Overclockers.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this the best community on the Internet since 1998!


(4 digit year)

Why Join Us?

  • Share experience
  • Max out your hardware
  • Best forum members anywhere
  • Customized forum experience

Already a member?