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Thank you very much Phaedrus for that information. It looks like you saved me quite a bit of money which is great:)

So maybe I don't need a new PSU at all? Now I have Enermax EG365P-VE. I bought it brand new in November 2005 (still have invoice) and it runs in my PC all this time. I've never had any problems with it but I'm not sure how it looks inside as never had to open it. It also doesn't have PCI-E connector (and I will need it when I get HD4770) and wouldn't call it the very silent because of those two small fans instead of one big one. But my biggest concern is its age (almost 8 years) - I'm not sure if it will handle OCing my Opteron 146 and HD4770 (or Geforce 9600GT because I still haven't decided which one to get). Should I keep it or I'm better of buying something more up-to-date?
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post #12 of 19
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Originally Posted by vitamin1 View Post

Thank you very much Phaedrus for that information. It looks like you saved me quite a bit of money which is great:)

So maybe I don't need a new PSU at all? Now I have Enermax EG365P-VE. I bought it brand new in November 2005 (still have invoice) and it runs in my PC all this time. I've never had any problems with it but I'm not sure how it looks inside as never had to open it. It also doesn't have PCI-E connector (and I will need it when I get HD4770) and wouldn't call it the very silent because of those two small fans instead of one big one. But my biggest concern is its age (almost 8 years) - I'm not sure if it will handle OCing my Opteron 146 and HD4770 (or Geforce 9600GT because I still haven't decided which one to get). Should I keep it or I'm better of buying something more up-to-date?

Personally i would not use something that old

Phaedrus can tell you more about this unit

Its so old that i dont know anything about it
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post #13 of 19
My cousin had an 400w enermax for 4 years. It started giving problems after 3 years or so. Adding another HDD made one of them stop working and also it had some random reboots. In your case it's also quite old. I would suggest getting a new good one.
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My cousin had an 400w enermax for 4 years. It started giving problems after 3 years or so. Adding another HDD made one of them stop working and also it had some random reboots. In your case it's also quite old. I would suggest getting a new good one.
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I cannot afford buying a brand new PSU now. I'd appreciate it very much if you could help me pick some high quality models that where among the best 2-4 years ago. So far I read Enermax Pro/Modu82+ series were very good. What others units I should be looking for?

BTW, I've just read reviews of Super Flower Golden Green 350W and be-quiet Straight Power E8-400W (both are on Recommended Power Supplies list) and would not like to buy them because of this:
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Primary capacitors are 85°C instead of 105°C like every other "high end" PSU on the market

I'd like to know what are/were those 'high end' units?
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Originally Posted by vitamin1 View Post

I cannot afford buying a brand new PSU now. I'd appreciate it very much if you could help me pick some high quality models that where among the best 2-4 years ago. So far I read Enermax Pro/Modu82+ series were very good. What others units I should be looking for?

BTW, I've just read reviews of Super Flower Golden Green 350W and be-quiet Straight Power E8-400W (both are on Recommended Power Supplies list) and would not like to buy them because of this:
I'd like to know what are/were those 'high end' units?

There is nothing wrong with the Super Flower Golden Green

In fact if you can find a 350 watts thats pretty one of the best units in that power range you can buy
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i think 450W is enough smile.gif)
or 550W thumb.gif
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There is nothing wrong with the Super Flower Golden Green

In fact if you can find a 350 watts thats pretty one of the best units in that power range you can buy

Well, SPCR haven't put it on their list of recommended PSU's so I'm not so sure about that 'one of the best units ...' statement of yours. And one of the reasons for this I gave you in my post above. And one more thing, maybe I'm being partial but I always knew that Antec, Enermax and Seasonic were best quality PSU makers. Now seeing all these new brands makes me a bit suspicious I must say. Don't know if I can trust them as much as those three big names?
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Well, SPCR haven't put it on their list of recommended PSU's so I'm not so sure about that 'one of the best units ...' statement of yours. And one of the reasons for this I gave you in my post above. And one more thing, maybe I'm being partial but I always knew that Antec, Enermax and Seasonic were best quality PSU makers. Now seeing all these new brands makes me a bit suspicious I must say. Don't know if I can trust them as much as those three big names?

Antec does not make any PSU´s

And brands are meaningless so you are just wasting your time

Did you know that almost every PSU you can buy is not made by the brand that sells that but by a OEM in Asia

Take Corsair they have used 4 in total OCZ has used 6 in total and some even more then that

So going by brand is a waste of time and you are just shooting yourself in the foot

Last you only know 3 brands one of which does not even make anything a

And yet you forgot a ton of brands that DO make their own units like Super Flower just to name one

Just becasue you have not heard of anything before does not make it bad dont be so closed minded
Edited by shilka - 8/14/13 at 3:59pm
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