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peppy

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I would just like to state the importance of a great Power Supply Unit. Currently I am using PC Power & Cooling Turbo cool 425 psu and I am in love with it (were gettin married). The voltages NEVER fluxuate not even a bit even when I give it everything I have.(Prime95, with [email protected], and Toast) Its the best 157 dollars I have ever spent, before this psu I had two crappy 300 watt psu in my case, It was hell.(That was in they days of my kk266 ahh SDR:p) Soo many crashes, because the 5v was at like 4.85. life is so much easier when deturming my pc problems when removing the Power Issue. This baby has tons of power, Is well built and is heavy,its not that noisey either. Now you may look at my info and gawk at the duron [email protected] Well just too find out my head room (If there is any):) I put in my friends unlocked Athlon XP 2100+ with a Swiftech MCX462 and a delta 80mm fan(LOUD!). Set the voltage to 1.95 volts! and oced the baby:) got up to like 1980 mhz pretty sure. The 5v and 3.3v line never buged. 5v stayed steady at 5.03v. This psu has a 5 year warrenty and a MTBF of 100,000 hours.

So in conclusion this is definatly a great psu and there are probally others. I reccomend this company.

PS: i am not sure why I wrote this, maybe just to spred the joy.
 
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BaldHeadedDork

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I drank the Kool Aid from PCP&C several years ago. Welcome to the cult!


BHD
(owner of a '95 Turbo Cool 300 and a new Silencer 400 for my rig-in-progress)
 
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Dragon_Engineer2

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Cant wait mine should be in some time this week!
 

mook

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peppy said:
I would just like to state the importance of a great Power Supply Unit. Currently I am using PC Power & Cooling Turbo cool 425 psu and I am in love with it (were gettin married). The voltages NEVER fluxuate not even a bit even when I give it everything I have.(Prime95, with [email protected], and Toast) Its the best 157 dollars I have ever spent.

Ah, my first post....

I have to agree...After dropping 200 bucks on the Turbo Cool 425 (I had 3.3/5/12 volt pots added to the outside, and had em crank the 5v rail to 50A), I wouldn't ever go to anything else.

It's funny how everyone can recommend other companies. You always hear horror stories of PSU's popping, spiking, needing vmods for weak 5v rails, etc. If everyone just realized they could buy 1 PSU and solve all their problems in a fell swoop.

Ignorance is bliss =) I am "ignant" no more :D
 

BaldHeadedDork

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RangerJoe said:
so how much is a 420 watt? cause im about to buy a vantec 520 watt for $130....so what should i do?


For another fifteen bucks you can get a PCP&C Silencer 400. This will provide more than enough power for any desktop PC. I'd strongly recommend the Silencer over anything from Vantec. But check out the website (www.pcpowerandcooling.com), read the specs and decide for yourself.


BHD
 
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RangerJoe

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well i mean, with my current 431 watt, i cant get my computer stable at 2ghz..cause i have to run it with 2vcore, so will the pc power and supply give me the extra power?
 

Top Hat Theater

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Yes. The great thing about PCP&C is that the tolerances are only 1% whereas most other PSs are 5%. The Antec TruPowers have a tolerance of 3% and I can back that one up with my 550...5v never drops from 4.97 regardless of what's in the case or is goin' on.

~THT
 
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peppy

peppy

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Quieter

i just changed the fan in my sweet psu and put in a quieter one man its kinda cool having a quiet pc :) and its cool @ 35 CPU and 25 Case. well atleast its quiet untill I get$$$ to buy a new cpu and heatsink. i am a o\c to death literaly (my 1.33 ghz athlon that i fried right from the start and with my axp 1700+) man this duron will never die and its chipped cracked and basically beat to s***. best 25$ ever :beer: :p
 

obliv

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i have a vantec 520, the 3.3v/5v rails are solid at 3.397 and 5.01 all the time, except the 12v has a fluctuation problem, can do about 2%.. besides that, a GREAT psu.
 

bldegle2

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PC Power and cooling

Selling items outside of the classifieds is not permitted. -nihili
yes, they are good, real good PS's.

baldy:cool:
 
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SHODAN

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How quiet is the Silencer 400? I'm trying to build a silent PC, do you think that with a little effort this could be made to work?
 
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Intrepid

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I have to say my A1 400w PSU have ben p[rety nice. i have shorted its wires and beaten it up and swaped fans 4 times. still no sign of power fluctuation whatsoever and i've never had a prob. tho imight repalce it anyway just to get something that puts out a bit better power at lower noise. tho it seems not to mind that it6's fans are on a rheo.
 
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peppy

peppy

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Here are the specs on the silencer 400 that SHODAN asked for:

Operating Range: 90-135 VAC, 180-270 VAC switch
Frequency: 47-63Hz
Current: 10.0A @115V, 5.5A @ 230V
Efficiency: 70%
EMI: FCC-B, CE

Output: +5V @ 40A
+12V @ 15A
-5V @ 0.3A
-12V @ 1A
+3.3V @ 40A
+5VSB @ 2A
+5 & +3.3<300W


Regulation: 1% (+5, +12)
3% (-5, -12)
1% (+3.3)
Ripple: 1% (p-p)
Hold Time: 30ms
PG Delay: 300ms
OV Protection: +3.3, +5, +12
OC Protection: +3.3, ±5, ±12
Agency Approval: UL, ULC

Temperature: 0º -50º C
Humidity: 10%-90% RH
Fan Type: 35CFM ball
Fan Noise/P.S. Noise: 24dB(A)/37dB(A)

Compatibility: ATX (Rev. 2.03)
MB Connectors: 20-pin, 6-pin, P4
Drive Connectors: 8 (2 mini)
MTBF: 100,000hrs.
 

madsam

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that does sound like a kick-ash power supply. i just ordered another brand...., and was wondering if anyone has any comments on it. i bought it after reading this:.... http://www.xtremesystems.org/mricee/images/myweb6/ttgi_review_2.htm

thanks, and by the way, i paid less than a hundred , shipped. but it hasn't gotten here yet, so, i would like to know what to expect when it comes. i am, of course expecting the thing to perform as the review says it does, but you know how that goes...
 

Tmod

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madsam

I don't know much about the power supply but MrIcee is a very reputable tester and overclocker. If it can survive him you should be more than happy.
 

Top Hat Theater

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Ah yes, I had this one. It had problems powering five hard drives, 8 fans, two optical drives and an overclocking processor at 2.0Vcore. :D I switched to the Antec TruPower 550 and all my problems vanished.

~THT