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Antec True power 430w
Dual XP 1700s @ 2700 (2.20ghz) @ 1.85v
SK7 + Sunon 80mm fan
Im running a 400 watt Antec. Here are my system specs:
MSI K7D master L
2 XP1700s @2600 (2100 MHz)
2 7200 RPM hard drives
Plextor 40x Burner
Pioneer 16x DVD
R9700 Pro vid
1 GB PC2700 Mushkin ram
5v and 12v are almost perfect. My 5v fluctuates between 5.00v and 4.95v full load according to MBM5.
6. Yes, my Antec 430 is doing the job. Prime95 and 3dmark looping overnight have passed. However, I should be quick to remark that I am running a Radeon 9600, 1 hard drive, 1 cd rom, and 1 floppy. So my power consumption demands won't be as high.
*. Regarding my 5v and 12v stats: both slightly undervolt under full load but are acceptable. The 5v is near perfect: 4.99v. The 12v goes down to 11.90v.
hope this helps,
1. I just checked MBM 5 and with no load, my 5v line is 5.02v and my 12v line is exactly 12.00v.
2. The Radeon is in the AMD machine since I have been too lazy to switch it over to my water cooling rig. It is very troublesome and all my games run to my satisfaction. I will probably be switching it over in the near future.
3. I am continuing to use my single cpu Intel rig since the AMD will be doing simulatneous things at once. It was built as an inexpensive quick solution for
- streaming media
- network sharing of files
- emulation of old arcade games (to output to tv )
- guest computer to surf the internet
- potential game server in the future
I must stress inexpensive since both CPUs were acquired for under $90 and modded for SMP use.
Basically, I want to keep using my current rig as my own and the dual one as everything else.
Hey I see you decided to post this thread as you mentioned in mine.
And on the P4 vs AMD thing. I think my P4 "feels" smoother, I dont know how to describe it but it just does.
AMD dual 1:
MSI K7D Master-L w/ dual XP2100's @ stock at the moment (need better cooling)
550 Watt Vantec Stealth PSU (the loudest power supply on the planet. I modded it to make it tolerable)
AMD dual 2:
MSI K7D Master w/ dual XP1600's @ 1667 MHz
CompUSA 500 watt PSU
AMD dual 3:
MSI K7D Master w/ dual XP1800's @ XP2000
Generic 550 Watt PSU (Powmax, I think)
AMD dual 4:
Asus A7M266-D w/ dual XP1800's @ stock (file server)
Enermax 550 watt PSU (also, louder than I would prefer, but much better than the Vantec)
AMD dual 5:
Tyan Tiger MP w/ dual XP1600's @ stock (modded for 1.5 Vcore)
Generic 500 Watt PSU (Powmax)
Intel dual 1: (I have had other Intel duals in the past, but this is the only one I currently have)
IBM Netfinity Server w/ PII 350's @ stock
350 Watt OEM PSU
(I have tried lower wattage PSU's on most of my AMD duallies and had bad experiences with lower powered ones. The sytems would: not power up (fan spinners), not warm boot, or be unstable (often crash during the boot process.)
dustybyrd said:you mentioned that you tried lower watt power supplies and had problems...what brand were those power supplies?
I have used Enemax 465 (430 watt) PSU's, Antec 350's, Antec 300's, and a bunch of generic 300-400 watt PSU's.
I also have one 520 watt PSU (Pro-Source) that was flaky, when running an MSI dual, but seemed to work ok on the Asus. It worried me enough, that I decided not to use it on any dual, just to be sage. It is (over)powering my single XP1700 @ 1833 MHz system, instead.
I am not saying faster, just smoother, like consistently the same speed. With amd I dont know how to explain it, but it seems more like it is really fast in some things, then slower in others. Not very noticiable unless you are looking for this comparison or if you have used them a lot.