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#1 Patrick708

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Posted 10 May 2007 - 05:26 PM

What are some of the better models to buy? Also, what is the difference between ATX and ATX12V?

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Posted 11 May 2007 - 05:51 AM

I prefer Antec and Thermaltake. I'm sure there are other good brands out there but I've used Antec and heard good things about Thermaltake. I don't know what the difference is between ATX and ATX12v. I'm not even sure there is a difference. But I'm sure somebody who knows for sure will come along and set us straight.... :thumbsup:
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Posted 11 May 2007 - 06:04 AM

The link below is a good reference for your questions.
http://compreviews.about.com/od/cases/a/ATX12VvATX.htm
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Posted 11 May 2007 - 04:29 PM

These are high-quality makers: CoolerMaster, Enermax, Fortron Source (FSP Group), OCZ, PC Power & Cooling, SeaSonic, Silverstone, Sparkle, Tagan, Vantec, Verax, Zalman.
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Posted 11 May 2007 - 06:07 PM

My 2 cents
I am using a Rosewill power supply. I just got it a few weeks ago. Its holding up greate I have a mild system. Intel Celeron 2.7 Processor OC'd to 3.0 ghz, 1024 mg of DDR 266, Radeon 9200 PCI video, Segate 120 gig HDD. The powersupply seems really well built using steel for the case, high quality connectors and a good fan for cooling.
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Posted 12 May 2007 - 06:44 AM

I've been using a PC Power and Cooling PSU for a couple of months now and am favorably impressed with it. My system seems much more stable than with the previous PSU.

Not much available in the way of hard data tho' - it's just a preference. I'd suspect that almost any of the good brand names mentioned in this thread will do you just fine.
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Posted 12 May 2007 - 08:28 AM

Thanks everybody. And thanks, buddy215 for that link. Told me exactly what I wanted to know.

Ordered me a Thermaltake 430 watt supply from Newegg. $39.99 with a 12.00 rebate....27.99...a great deal. What's nice, is I order one that...come next year, will run the new machine I want to build. Coming with PCI-E and SATA connectors., and the 20 + 4 pin.

Thanks all.




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