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Enermax or Fortron?

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stan03

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Mar 30, 2003
Fortron gets my vote. what is the smartfan thing you are talking about?
 

mribnik

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May 28, 2004
I have that fortron and am very happy with it. it's pretty much silent. It doesn't have a 120mm fan on it though, nor does it have a fan facing down when the power supply is installed. If that's important to you, go with the enermax. Other than that, i would go based on looks (not very important, but a good reason to make a decision for one over the other since they are both excellent). Oh, the fortron is 530w and the enermax is 470w?? go with 530, because it's more!! hehe.
 

situman

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mribnik said:
I have that fortron and am very happy with it. it's pretty much silent. It doesn't have a 120mm fan on it though, nor does it have a fan facing down when the power supply is installed. If that's important to you, go with the enermax. Other than that, i would go based on looks (not very important, but a good reason to make a decision for one over the other since they are both excellent). Oh, the fortron is 530w and the enermax is 470w?? go with 530, because it's more!! hehe.

not necessarily true. Look at the Antec trueppower 550. its 12v rail is only 24 :confused: go figure.
 

stereo555

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situman said:
Look at the Antec trueppower 550. its 12v rail is only 24 :confused: go figure.

Thats because TruePower lines are "dedicated" and not shared . Meaning the 24amps for the 12v rail is ONLY for the 12v and not shared with any other rails . The same applies to the 3v(32a) 5v(40a) rails. ;)
 
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stan03

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stereo555 said:
Thats because TruePower lines are "dedicated" and not shared . Meaning the 24amps for the 12v rail is ONLY for the 12v and not shared with any other rails . The same applies to the 3v(32a) 5v(40a) rails. ;)

the TP is an excellent power supply btw, i didn't mention it because it wasn't one of your links, but i have mine running the computer in my sig, in addition to the 4 hds it has 3 CC lights, a nb fan and 7 case fans. rails are rock solid.