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Stiffler69

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Jul 16, 2003
i ordered a antec smartblue 350W and it should be here soon. but today i saw a antec truepower 330W and a antec smart power 300W in the store, i have a p4 2.4C, asus p4p800 dlx mobo, seagate sata 120gig hdd and kingston hyperx pc3200 2x256dr new setup. i was thinking which of those 3 psu's would server me best?? i know the smartblue has those cool fan led things but i really dont care about looks as long as its stable and can support me.
 

bafbrian

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Jan 30, 2003
Location
Atlanta, GA
That PSU will be stable. Antec is well-known for the quality of their PSU's. It will a lot of things in your computer. I have a TP430 and it powers everything inside of the case and then some stuff outta the case. Before I sent it to be modded, I had it running 4 optical drives, Raptor, 80mm Tornado(CPU), 7 case fans, and a green cold cathode. So, your PSU will run just fine.

Here, these should shed some more light on the situation:
http://www.ocforums.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=62822
http://www.ocforums.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=232592
 

bafbrian

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Location
Atlanta, GA
Yeah, those are all good. But if you are gonna be doing any serious OCing, I would recommend something over 400W IMHO.
 

Oklahoma Wolf

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Mar 18, 2003
I would dismiss the 300w right away - they tend to be a bit weak. The 330w True and 350w SL will likely power the system fine, but will hinder the overclock of a P4. I would suggest the Truepower 430w or higher, or the 530w Fortron units.
 

Oklahoma Wolf

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Mar 18, 2003
Some minor corrections... HEC and Compucase are both Heroichi, and both Aopen and Zalman are Fortron.

I believe I'll drop my recommendation for the True 330 as well... starting to hear things about their reliability. Stay with the Smartblue if you've already bought one - it's not the value that a 350w Fortron would be, but it's the best of the 3.