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Old 03-01-06, 06:45 AM Thread Starter   #1
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This may be of interest to every one. This could most likely be adapted to run a 12V water pump or extra fans.
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I recommend a powmax they were very well recommended in my other thread.
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I recommend a powmax they were very well recommended in my other thread.
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One of the worst. They will take other hardware along when they die. The PC P&C 1kW is very much overkill... you could power at least 5 such systems from it. I haven't recommended it for a single computer yet - there just isn't anything out there outside the server realm that requires it.

My suggestion: http://www.directron.com/atx350pa.html

There are a lot of other very good models from the likes of Fortron, Sparkle, OCZ, Tagan, Enhance, Silverstone, Seasonic, Antec, and Enermax to name a few. All of them will hold up better over time than a Powmax. Just be sure the new PSU is capable of at least 18A on the 12v rail(s) and you should be ok.

Powmax are one of the worst brands.

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This may be of interest to every one. This could most likely be adapted to run a 12V water pump or extra fans.
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Interesting little PSU, though I'd like to see Fortron release an equivalent to Zippy's PSL-6701P instead

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I recommend a powmax they were very well recommended in my other thread.

My favorite quotes from Newegg regarding the Powmax "Demon" psu:

"it burnt out while my comp was in "standby." explain that one."

"There are some great fans on this, but the amount of air they can move is reduced by about 2/3 by some flashy metal plates that you actually have to open the power supply to remove. I never did this, as heating wasn't an issue with a dead PS"

"Plugged it in, heard a loud pop, then the house circuit breaker tripped."

"Other Thoughts: don't buy it"


--maybe one of their cases might be alright, but I wouldn't touch a Powmax with a ten foot pole tied to a dead cat tied to a fishing rod... err, I mean, if I had one of those... It's also interesting that this thing used to have alot more negative reviews... now pages 11-15 of the reviews are all positives... hmm. Shady, newegg, shady.

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I recommend a powmax they were very well recommended in my other thread.
No they are not very good and stop recomending them I recommend a Fortron or an OCZ instead.
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No they are not very good and stop recomending them I recommend a Fortron or an OCZ instead.
Do you have multiple personality disorder?
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Please help me it's like being stuck in a nightmare
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Old 03-01-06, 02:56 PM   #9
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Neat idea.

I don't know why video card manufacturers don't just provide external power bricks now.

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Neat idea.

I don't know why video card manufacturers don't just provide external power bricks now.

saw one of those for the dual 7800gt they had out (think it was asus not 100% though) looked pretty interesting.

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laff i was wondering that too when i read that.
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A lot of tower cases can have two PSU's... The problem is everyone wants a small little Mid tower or smaller... MEN want TOWERS OF POWER!!!!!!!!

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