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Are Enlight PSUs any good

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DaddyB

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Tomorrow Im going to be getting an Abit NF7-s for my new xp2400 but the shop only has 420W Enlight PSUs and Im thinking that should be enough but what do you guys think? Of course I'll be overclocking it and it will have my AIW 9800Pro maybe 2 hard drives and one or 2 CD/DVD Rom/writters (like one DVD ROM and one writter).

Think that PSU will be enough to handle it? Im not looking for a top of the line PSU but I don't know anything about Enlight (that may not even be the proper spelling...). I really want the system up and running as soon as possible so I don't want to shop around or order one online unless I really have to.

Thanks in advance, Im off to work now so I'll see what you guys have to say when I get home.
 
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DaddyB

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Oklahoma Wolf

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Made by Sirtec IIRC, along with Highpower, Thermaltake, Silverstone, and Vantec. Not the best out there, but not the worst either. I myself prefer Antec/CWT or Fortron/Sparkle units ahead of them for being better units for the money. I would first try for the Antec Truepowers 430w or better, or the Fortron 350 or 530 (I prefer the 530 for a board like the NF-7 which draws from the 12v for the CPU); though the 420 Enlight should be able to handle it too.
 

blkgti

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DaddyB said:
Tomorrow Im going to be getting an Abit NF7-s for my new xp2400 but the shop only has 420W Enlight PSUs and Im thinking that should be enough but what do you guys think? Of course I'll be overclocking it and it will have my AIW 9800Pro maybe 2 hard drives and one or 2 CD/DVD Rom/writters (like one DVD ROM and one writter).

I have the Chieftec-brand version of the same PSU in one of my machines. It has no problems handling 2 optical drives, etc, 6 fans, and a mildly OC'd XP2500+. I bought it over the Summer at Tigerdirect for $20 AR. Last I saw, they had them on sale for $29 without rebate. Compared to the other 2 PSU's that I use - an Antec TC550 and a PCP&C Turbo-Cool 350 - it's a very good, and quiet, PSU for the money.
 

MassiveOverkill

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I've used two of these with no problems. The one I have now is in my Barton 2500 OC'd to 3200, with a DVD, burner, 9500, HD, and a crap load of fans.