New PSU

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by ming, Apr 10, 2005.

  1. ming

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    I'm planning to build m new PC this summer after having postponed it last xmas.
    I'm looking to start off with getting a new PSU as the one on my other machine is dying. So, I was wondering if you guys can help me out here. I have no idea about what I should be looking at in particular, but I always come across seeing stuff about 12v rail or something like that.

    I have one PSU in mind at the moment and it's the Antec NeoPower 480W for it's cable management and ATX v2.0. I will be needing v2 for when I build my AMD64 with the nf4 boards and pci-e.

    Any suggestions will be appreciated.
    Thanks
     
  2. Kush

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    brings tears to my eyes:p i love my antec, but im ganna have to part with it and when i get to canada ill get a new one:D
     
  3. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    That is a good choice ming. I myself am using the Antec TruePower 430W PSU for my AMD64 system. My board doesn't use PCIexpress. AGP on mine.
     
  4. Tuffgong4

    Tuffgong4 The Donger Need Food!!!! Political User

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    OCZ makes some good PSUs but I think they are kind of expensive

    Check out Anandtech.com Hardocp.com and Xbitlabs.com and see if they have any recent PSU reviews. I've seen some recently but didn't read.
     
  5. ming

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    Could someone explain a bit about the 12v rail and stuff related to that please. Want to know more about it coz imma complete noob. :p
     
  6. Lee

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    I thought you had graduated from n00b School already!
     
  7. Tuffgong4

    Tuffgong4 The Donger Need Food!!!! Political User

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    from my understanding of the 12v rail it needs to be bare minimum 18A...that is the bare minimum. I would look for something at 24A or higher
     
  8. no no antec 550 it's what i have better than the 480 it's what i had :D and the 550 isn't that expensive either
     
  9. ming

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    Shhh! not so loud. ;)
    nah, I don't understand that rail thing in PSUs.