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the psu in my lanbox died: http://www.xoxide.com/ultra-x-connect-xvs-500w.html

and now i'm using this one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817103941

it was a good ultra psu even though a lot of people bashed it. We had a power outage and i think thats what killed it, even though it was connected to a cyberpower surge protector oh well.
Anyway is that antec good? its 50 more watts and probably more efficient on power. This is what i have in my lanbox right now

Asus p5e-vm hdmi g35 mobo
q6600
2x1gb ocz platinum ddr2-800 ram
200gb hdd (dont laugh )
ati 3850
92mm zalman intake fan
120mm antec tricool exhaust fan
3x60mm exhaust fans.

recommend one if you think the psu is junk
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post #2 of 14
The efficiency is OK and the 12v rail is OK. Neither is anything spectacular but you should be fine.
    
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post #3 of 14
Yep....I as well had my PSU go out on me recently. My poor little OCZ 700W GameXstream....oh well, OCZ upgraded me to a 800w EliteXstream

BTW Personally I think you are just fine with the Antec. Antec is a top notch company.
    
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post #4 of 14
I got that antec psu and it OWNS. I love it.
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post #5 of 14
The NeoPowers are decent PSUs but you are really getting overcharged for that PSU. Basically, the non modular version of those are the Earthwatts and for example, the 500W version is $54 shipped: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371007. Is modular really worth $65 extra? If you really wanted modular you can find the Antec cheaper here and here and here's the 500W version. You can also find a good deal on the modular Corsair 520 (based off the same design as the Antec but built to higher standards here, here and here.
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post #6 of 14
its a nice PSU but for the price there is better

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817703005

or

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817163109

you could even spend less if you want
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post #7 of 14
BTW, Ultra has a decent warranty... RMA and maybe get a X3 back!
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post #8 of 14
might i recommend this

i acutally have a whole thread on this...here

it might be a bit over the top being as its a 800w psu but ... for 80 bucks and from a decent company - i cant turn it down
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post #9 of 14
Or if you want dirt a** cheap http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?inv...680XGD&cat=PWR
I was just looking over that site and found some cheap cheap cheap cheap psus'
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Or if you want dirt a** cheap http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?inv...680XGD&cat=PWR
I was just looking over that site and found some cheap cheap cheap cheap psus'
Lol, that's pretty funny. STAY AWAY from that PSU. I guarantee it is a piece of crap.
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