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post #1 of 8
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Im helping someone build a rig and I need your guy's advice.

He wants this PSU http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...uctCode=273503

While I personally think the PSU Im using is better (but could be wrong)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817148008

So which would you think is better?
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of course antec !
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post #3 of 8
Antec no doubt.... Antecs make very good powersupplies, except for the cheapys, but thats expected for all companies! The smart power 500w is a great PSU.

I have a true power 400w, and its lasted me about 4yrs so far and no problems whatsoever. Very nice PSU.
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post #4 of 8
I would spend a little more on the PSU, and get either one of these:

Sunbeam NUUO SUNNU550-US-BK ATX12V/ EPS12V 550W Power Supply 100-120V CE, UL (CUL), TUV, CB, FCC, FIMKO, SEMKO, DEMKO, NEMKO - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817709004

Antec TRUEPOWERII TPII-550 ATX12V 550W Power Supply 115/230 V UL, TUV, CB, FCC CLASS B, CUL - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817103931

Of the two you mentioned, the Antec is better. Dual 12V rails instead of a single one, and just a more reputable brand overall.
    
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post #5 of 8
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Although my 12V rail is 12.34V idle and 12.14V under full load (including the X1900). Id say thats pretty good.
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post #6 of 8
That's no too bad at all, although the idle is a tad high for my taste (although within specs). My Antec is between 11.98V and 12.10V, regardless of load.

I still recommend the Antec (and I like the TPII myself)
    
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post #7 of 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by HrnyGoat
Although my 12V rail is 12.34V idle and 12.14V under full load (including the X1900). Id say thats pretty good.
The Still, the Antec is better, it has dual rails, and it has PCI-E.
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post #8 of 8
the Antec will walk all over the Aspire and then spit the aspire in the face...there's that much difference! LOL

but I agree that a sunbean nuuo would be the best bet, or for that price range look into some FSP psus
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