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Which Sparkle to choose ?

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SunTzu69

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Apr 30, 2004
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SPI FSP550-60PLG 550W - or - SPI FSP530-60GNA 530W

Am I getting the same Fortron/Sparkle quality and performance with both ? If the 550 is cheaper, should I go with that one since it is rated 20W higher ?

Thanks !
 

Oklahoma Wolf

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Mar 18, 2003
The 550w is a server unit with 24 pin ATX connector and a higher 12v rail (36a), while the 530w is more intended for desktop systems. I would suggest using the 530w myself, but the 550w will do if your board uses the 12v for CPU power (the 5v and 3.3v rails are a little weaker on this one to allow for the 36a @ 12v).

If getting the 550w, I would contact the vendor and be sure it comes with the necessary adaptors - 24 to 20 pin ATX and 8 pin to 4 pin ATX12v.
 
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SunTzu69

SunTzu69

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Thanks Wolf...

I might try to get the 530W off ebay. The reason I was thinking of the 550W is that excaliberpc doesn't have the 530W and I can't order from Newegg being from Canada.

Many thanks..