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jwil1
19-08-2009, 03:30 PM
Is the PSU that comes with this case (http://www.ascent.co.nz/productspecification.aspx?ItemID=379828) any good? It's for a PC I'm setting up as a WHS server.

Needs to power 2 hard drives, an optical drive (maybe) and a M-ATX Asus P5QPL-AM Motherboard. Graphics are onboard.

wratterus
19-08-2009, 03:46 PM
It's nothing special, but it'll do. :punk

I think they are thermal master PSUs. The whole case and PSU are so light you've gotta be careful it doesn't float away.

CYaBro
19-08-2009, 03:53 PM
I have one in my WHS box.
It works fine but it is quite noisy I have found.

pctek
19-08-2009, 05:16 PM
Average.

Blam
19-08-2009, 06:23 PM
Is the PSU that comes with this case (http://www.ascent.co.nz/productspecification.aspx?ItemID=379828) any good? It's for a PC I'm setting up as a WHS server.

Needs to power 2 hard drives, an optical drive (maybe) and a M-ATX Asus P5QPL-AM Motherboard. Graphics are onboard.

Never use bundled PSUs.

Espec. if this is for a server!

wainuitech
19-08-2009, 07:10 PM
I think they are thermal master PSUs Yep ! they are - I have a couple in the cupboard that I took out of Coolmaster cases to put in bigger/ with more power connectors.

Cheezels
19-08-2009, 07:29 PM
Lol use a mini tower case for a server?

jwil1
19-08-2009, 11:29 PM
Lol use a mini tower case for a server?

Haha, I chose a M-ATX rig because (a) parts are cheaper than mid tower size (I'm on a sub-$1000 budget) and (b) I want a reasonably compact server as I don't have alot of space for it :p

BTW It works out to about $950 for the whole machine (from Ascent) + software (which I already have from TechNet)

Intel Pentium Dual-Core E5300 (2.6GHz) processor
ASUS P5QPL M-ATX Mobo
2GB DDR2-800 RAM
WD 1500GB HD
Corsair VX550 PSU OR the one that comes with the case
ASUS Optical drive

Arctic Cooling Alpine Pro 7 CPU cooler OR intel stock one
Cooler Master 340 OR Gigabyte GZ-M3 case

Opinions? :)

Blam
19-08-2009, 11:33 PM
Any reason why you got the E5300 over the E5200?

And BTW, why do you need the optical drive. You only need it once, or you can install WHS from a USB drive

Also, for the PSU I highly recommend the Enermax Tomohawk. Quiet as heck.
http://www.trademe.co.nz/Computers/Components/Cases-power-supplies/Power-supplies/auction-236777265.htm

Might be some at ascent...

Blam

jwil1
19-08-2009, 11:42 PM
Any reason why you got the E5300 over the E5200?

No reason, there's 100MHz difference for $2 - may as well get the faster one


And BTW, why do you need the optical drive. You only need it once, or you can install WHS from a USB drive


I intend to use this to stream media around the house. the optical drive will help so I can copy DVDs I own to my hard disk.


Also, for the PSU I highly recommend the Enermax Tomohawk. Quiet as heck.
http://www.trademe.co.nz/Computers/Components/Cases-power-supplies/Power-supplies/auction-236777265.htm


Is 350W enough?:p I've found my Corsair HX620 to be incredibly quiet too, so I may stick with their PSUs. How many W do you think it'll draw/need?

Blam
19-08-2009, 11:57 PM
Its 400w.

And yes, IMO that should be enough.

I'd say your build will use less than 150w at load.

Blam

Cheezels
20-08-2009, 12:09 AM
Get an AMD CPU..

http://www.iforce.co.nz/View.aspx?i=gdd5nuwa.jpg

Oops that mobo doesnt have onboard graphics lol and the case is slim tower

Blam
20-08-2009, 12:11 AM
That AMD CPU is serious overkill....

If you need an AMD CPU, go for the LE1200 or LE 1250..

Cheezels
20-08-2009, 12:18 AM
x3 good for servers

Sweep
20-08-2009, 12:56 AM
Well I just looked at the link and it has a 420 Watt PSU and no mention of make as far as I saw.

Sweep
20-08-2009, 12:58 AM
Its 400w.

And yes, IMO that should be enough.

I'd say your build will use less than 150w at load.

Blam

Ummmm....

420 rather than 400 I think.

Blam
20-08-2009, 12:59 AM
Nope. 400. Or 405 if you want to be accurate

Sweep
20-08-2009, 01:06 AM
Nope. 400. Or 405 if you want to be accurate

I would like to be accurate.

http://www.ascent.co.nz/productspecification.aspx?ItemID=379828

The original poster gave the above link and advertised is a 420 watt PSU.
So are you suggesting that Ascent is misleading a possible buyer?

Blam
20-08-2009, 01:10 AM
I would like to be accurate.

http://www.ascent.co.nz/productspecification.aspx?ItemID=379828

The original poster gave the above link and advertised is a 420 watt PSU.
So are you suggesting that Ascent is misleading a possible buyer?

:p

I was referring to the tomohawk the whole time, replying to this phrase:



Is 350W enough?:p I've found my Corsair HX620 to be incredibly quiet too, so I may stick with their PSUs. How many W do you think it'll draw/need?

Sweep
20-08-2009, 01:39 AM
:p

I was referring to the tomohawk the whole time, replying to this phrase:

So have you now gone off other PSUs that you have recommended in the past?

Blam
20-08-2009, 02:11 AM
So have you now gone off other PSUs that you have recommended in the past?

No, I'm just stating that the Enermax Tomohawk is a nice quiet PSU. Same with Corsairs, but I recently learnt about the Tomohawks...

Whats your problem anyways? You like picking on people's mistakes too often..

Speedy Gonzales
20-08-2009, 02:48 AM
Bad day? age? Joined the police / parliament lately ? :p

Agent_24
20-08-2009, 02:58 AM
I'd go for the Enermax Tomahawk too

Cheap, quiet and it's an Enermax.

The Corsair is probably fine too

A Cooler-master PSU probably isn't as bad as a Hyena but I don't think I'd want it in a server