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post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 
Help! I can't decide between the:

Antec TruePower 2.0 550W

and

Enermax 600W All in One Noisetaker

The PSU must be able to have room for a good OC, and support the specs in my sig PLUS SLi later on.

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Also, what is the difference between the: TruePower 2.0

and

TruePower 2.0 EPS12V?

I'm getting the A8N32-SLi motherboard. Do I need EPS12V for it? There's no price difference.
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post #2 of 8
I don't think I'll ever buy an Antec PSU, so I will say the Enermax. But how about an OCZ 520W PowerStream?

Not a fan of OCZ? I'd say spend a few extra $$$ and get the Enermax Liberty 620W.

But ultimately, the Liberty will be much better overall.
post #3 of 8
Thread Starter 
Why not an Antec PSU? I hear they're very good.

I'm getting OCZ RAM, but OCZ is fairly overpriced. They're 550W is like $180.00 CAD and the Enermax 600 Noisetaker is about $120.00

If Antec sucks, I'm going with the Noisetaker. I'm trying to make small budget cuts to save a little money.
    
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post #4 of 8
I'd get the Enermax from what you listed...but I'd go w/ either of these first.

http://www.memoryexpress.com/index.p...6817&SID=89386
http://www.memoryexpress.com/index.p...6761&SID=89386

liberity would be at the top of the list.

if you're willing to shop elsewhere I'd get either:
Seasonic S12-600
Enermax Liberity 620
FSP Epsilon 600
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post #5 of 8
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wow, for the extra 15$ I'm getting the Liberty! 20W+ and it's modular!
    
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post #6 of 8
good choice
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post #7 of 8
I have two antec power supplies. One is a truepower and the other is a smartpower. I haven't had any trouble with them.

But, my brother bought the antec truepower2 550 eps (whatever the number is). After one month the power switch stopped working. It wouldnt' turn OFF!!. Now how hard is it to put a quality power switch into a power supply? Makes me wonder what else they cut corners on. So I started looking around. There are quite a few reviews/complaints on the web about antec and problems with the 5v.

So even though I have 2 of them, I wouldnt buy another one anytime soon!!
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post #8 of 8
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good info. I think the liberty, for what extra features come with it, is worth the extra 15$
    
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