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axskkyline

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Hi, I am very new in o/c. I am building a new computer now, and are shopping for the parts. I am looking at Antecs True Power 430 or Enermax's WHipser. Which one will you guyz recommend? My system is gonna be

Barton 2500 or 2800
2x 256 DDR
2x 80gb MAxtor 8mb cache
Radeon 9500~9700 Pro.

and other neccessary... to give u guyz an idea of how much power my system is suxing up. Any "suggestions" to other PSU will be terrific as well. Something that not extreemely loud.... but gives a #[email protected]# load of power >_<. Thanx for the help.

if u guyz have time, any suggestions to multifuction panel, cpu fans for Thermaltake sk7 will be glady appreciated!!

thanx la
 

JersyGirl

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Enermax Whisper is loud. I've heard many people complaining about it.

The Antec True Power is an average psu.

If you should get the lesser of the two evils go with the Antec.
 
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axskkyline

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Hmm, so you are saying antec power supply and Enermax is not a good choice??? What's a good chocie for the Power Supply then??
 

larva

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A True Power 430 is more than adequate, it could run two rigs like yours. You could also use a 350, 400, or 530W Fortron/Sparkle and save some money. The quiet route is th 120mm fan version of the 350 Sparkle, and it's fairly cheap to boot. It will run a rig like yours:

http://www.xpdirect.com/35sparpowsup.html

The new 530 Fortron has 3A more on the 12V line, and can sustain full output on all 3 lines simultaneously. 510W of 3.3, 5, and 12V output. The other 20W is the negative voltage and standby lines.

Newegg had them for $74, but they have dissapeared of the listing now. This is a lesser deal on them:

https://www.casedepot.com/proddetail.asp?linenumber=442#

I don't know anything about these guys as a vendor but they have the 530 at a competitive price:

http://www.infotechnow.com/shopping/shopexd.asp?id=1050
 
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axskkyline

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thanx alot for the help, so Antec True Power 430 should work if i am trying to overclock the system as well right? Cuz i read somewhere that for o/c u needto have more power for it to run stable.
 

emericanchaos

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most people argue that the antec true powers are the best because each rail is seperate from the others so loading down the 5V for the CPU won't drain the 3v and etc. plus they put out obscene amounts of power out.