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Hi everyone.

I need a PSU with very low ripple and great stability.
I'm having problems with an external audio firewire device. I know there are other factors; I am testing the firewire card tomorrow; i know it could also be the motherboard but for the sake of finding a definitive answer in this thread, I've selected 3 PSU's that seem like the best with this kinds of trait and want your recommendations on the stand-out. If there are any other stand-outs around the same price range than please add

Silverstone Strider Plus 750W ST75F-P $145.00
Seasonic M12II 620W $135.00
Antec Neo Eco 620C 620W $89.00
*prices in AUS$

The last entry (Antec) i read in another thread is a re-brand and apparently exactly the same as the Seasonic 620w. but for that price I'm skeptical. plus an 'eco' model's focus would be green power management over stability/'who gives a @#% i want POWER'. i have an antec earthwatts 430 and i picture the eco being like this thing. if I'm wrong about it than I'm happy to be told so just looking for your thoughts

when i get down all my PC hardware i'll put them down in a post reply. 620w is more than enough for me and i know there's a 600w strider but i checked out a couple reviews and the 750w seems to be a lot better than the 600w and I'm more concerned with that. can i over-do it with 750w when i don't need that much? I'll look into it myself but if someone can just tell me if it's relevant or not that'd be great.

and remember. A single Bison dollar is worth 5 British pounds!
thankyou,
M. Bison
Edited by bison $ > britsh ? - 10/2/11 at 11:37pm
    
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All 3 are good units. I would get the Antec though because well it's the cheapest and performs GREAT.
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post #3 of 8
It is correct that the Antec you mentioned is a Seasonic S12II 620.
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Supposedly the seasonic s12 II based units have great ripple suppression, but I really doubt that psu ripple would cause a problem with a firewire device.
     
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i doubted it too but it can be a few things too anyway. the device itself, M/B, 1394 card, PSU. but you really need a steady signal. M-Audio recommend installing a 1394 (firewire) PCI card and connected your device through that.
i'm also going to handball the device off to my mate he's got steam plays pretty intense games should test it on his system. he's got a good PSU i think its a strider... maybe but regardless it's a good one.

is the neo eco a re-brand of the S12 II or S12 I though?
    
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post #6 of 8
NeoECO is not exactly the same as the S12II. It came out before the S12II did, before the design was completely perfected, so the efficiency is lower. Performance is almost identical though, within measurement error.

NeoECO is Antec's gift to the more savvy enthusiast community, since it's an enthusiast (or near-enthusiast) level PSU for a mainstream price.

In the US anyway. Those oz prices are brutal.
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yeah.. i know lol
most things are a bit more over here. blows.

i changed my firewire card. have windows, msn, mozilla, CS Source all running and im getting no dropouts. lucky i spent the $9 before the $150.
in saying that though, i think i'm still going to get a new PSU. 550 - 650w. probs the seasonic.

thankyou for everyone's help you guys are great

and remember: 1 bison dollar is equivalent to 5 british pound!

p.s. how do i get my PC Specs at the bottom of my posts like all you pros?
do i make it a seperate word doc and add it as an attachment or is there some footer i can have automatically go there whenever i make a post?
    
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