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    Mmmmmmmm.............Kate Tukapa's Avatar
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    Default Power Supply Help

    Hi all

    I need to buy a new PSU cos the generic one that came with my case sounds like a tractor and I have been having random shut downs.

    Reliability and quiet are two important considerations.

    I have narrowed my choices to two from my supplier (but any recommendations at all will be gratefully accepted). They are:

    http://www.thermaltake.com/product/P...0103/w0103.asp

    and

    http://www.silverstonetek.com/produc...t60f_spec.html

    Guess I have two main questions:

    1) They both have 4 x 12v rails and the Thermaltake is rated at 18A across all four so I guess this is better?

    2) The Thermaltake has a 14cm fan as opposed to the Silverstones 12cm fan so I guess this would make it quieter?

    As you can see I am leaning toward the Thermaltake unless anyone can provide me with some info I don't know?

    Cheers.
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    Default Re: Power Supply Help

    Silverstone has modular cabling FTW!

    Wish I could afford that, but have the ThermalTake 460W.
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    Default Re: Power Supply Help

    So you think the modular cabling is a better investment than the higher rated 12v rails and the bigger fan? I know you have to take the ratings on the 12v rail with a bit of a pinch of salt.

    Cheers.
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    Default Re: Power Supply Help

    Chances are the Thermaltake couldn't sustain that much current over all 4 rails anyway. As a rule Thermaltake PSU's are arse, but the Toughpower range have a fairly good reputation. I just brought a Enermex Liberty 500w for my new rig and it kicks ass!! Modular cabling FTW! Out of the 2 PSU's your considering I also second the Silverstone they have a great reputation.

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    Default Re: Power Supply Help

    Quote Originally Posted by Tukapa View Post


    1) They both have 4 x 12v rails and the Thermaltake is rated at 18A across all four so I guess this is better?

    2) The Thermaltake has a 14cm fan as opposed to the Silverstones 12cm fan so I guess this would make it quieter?
    .
    Yes.


    Not necessarily.

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    Default Re: Power Supply Help

    Im still impressed by my Enermax

    The silverstones (from what I've been reading) look to be a good buy. Don't know anyone with them however

    AS for TT, I think they live more on their name than actual reliability
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    Default Re: Power Supply Help

    Thanks for all the comments.

    I decided to save myself $60 and went with this:

    http://www.silverstonetek.com/produc...ef/st50ef.html

    Cheers.
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    Let us know how it goes
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    Default Re: Power Supply Help

    Well new Silverstone PSU all up and running and no puffs of smoke!!

    It is considerably quieter, but by no means silent. It still whirrs away.

    However, it was a crapload heavier than the old generic one that came out of the box. Couldn't get over the weight difference!!!

    Hopefully I won't be getting any of those random shutdowns now.
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    Default Re: Power Supply Help

    Quote Originally Posted by Tukapa View Post

    However, it was a crapload heavier than the old generic one that came out of the box. Couldn't get over the weight difference!!!
    Thats normally a good sign.

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