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Old 12-31-2004, 08:02 PM   #1
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It has the 4 pin 12v processor thing i need. It's cheap and 450W. I don't care that it is ugly because I'll paint it anyways. But considering it's only $30, is it good? I've never heard of the brand so I don't know to trust them or not. Is anyone familiar with Rosewill?

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http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...182-008&depa=0
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Old 12-31-2004, 08:07 PM   #2
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ten bucks more gets you this one. Its really not smart to skimp on a power supply. That one will probably end up going dead and you will have to buy a new one.

http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...uctCode=370770
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Old 12-31-2004, 08:11 PM   #3
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that one is 100W less
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Old 12-31-2004, 08:20 PM   #4
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Something about that particular brand I don't like (Rosewill), don't know why but it sounds too cheap. Try getting this one:

COOLMAX 450W CX-450B, BLACK, Taurus CX Series Silent Power Supply; 1 x 120mm fan, 3 Speed Fan Control Switch ( Auto, Low, Medium)
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...159-024&depa=0

It's really quiet.
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Old 12-31-2004, 08:33 PM   #5
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I like that one better than the other, in fact, i've looked at that one before. The only thing I don't like about it is that I would have to flip it upside down. Otherwise, the fan on top will be blowing into the top of the case and that would just be pointless. I dunno. I may get that one if it has the little 4pin 12V thingy, which i'm sure it does.
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That "4pin 12V processor power connection thing", anyone know what it is called. Is that like a convertor or something?
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I didn't even know it existed until I tried hooking up my new mobo on an old power supply. The power supply doesn't have one of those "4pin 12V processor power connection thing", and the mobo required it. That little thing had me stumpped all day until I read the support section on Intel's website.

That's the whole reason i'm looking for a PSU, the "4pin 12V processor power connection thing"
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I guess it's just called a "4-pin 12V plug". I checked out different sites for that. No official name for it. But yeah, you need a new power supply that has that. I'm looking at newegg right now to see if there's a case that comes with one. I wish newegg did a better job of labeling the power supply that comes with the case. Especially when people need that 4 pin plug.
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Old 12-31-2004, 08:57 PM   #9
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Found a case with a 4pin 12V power supply:

ASIAPRO ASYS Gray ATX Mid Tower Case with Creeping Light Tube & 450W Power Supply, Model "8654GW" -RETAIL
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...195-003&depa=1

This case looks awesome. Have you consider just getting a whole new case with fan? This one looks good and in the picture, barely make out the 4pin plug.

Can you see it?
http://www.newegg.com/app/Showimage....195-003-06.jpg
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rofl, that case plus the PSU is $30... rofl

Anyways, my case looks much better IMO. It's probably a lot sturdier. It was $100 without the PSU. The one I have is an Antec SuperLanboy, bought it in July.
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