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Old 01-15-2006, 07:58 PM   #1
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Default Powersupplies

1) PFC, what is it and do I want active or passive?
2) What is the Dual +12v and do I want that also?

I'm trying to stay cheap

Some have said that this psu isn't all that great, although I love the see through
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817148001

What about this one?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817103931

Orrr this one..
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817153028
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Old 01-15-2006, 08:12 PM   #2
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Let's see here, I could get the http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817103931

And get a combo deal with the 3500+, but has anyone noticed there are 2 3500+'s? One has different voltages, and that's the one I was going to get, the one in the combo doesn't, so do you think I should get the combo with that 3500+?

Here they are..

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103603
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103533
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Bump, urgent!
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Old 01-15-2006, 08:38 PM   #4
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Default Re: Powersupplies

For the Antec truepower, it says 4 Serial ATA connectors, are those connectors the same as Sata 3.0gb/s? ---- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822145088

Or should I go with the 3700+? I know it's the San Diego core, don't know if that's good or bad, but it's got a 1mb L2 cache compared to the 3500+'s 512kb..
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Old 01-15-2006, 10:41 PM   #5
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BUMP! I need some answers to my posts ASAP
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Old 01-15-2006, 11:07 PM   #6
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okay, If those are the ONLY psus that you are willing to get, i would get an Antec. IF you are willing to get rid of the combo deal, go for an OCZ Powerstream 520. The thing about PSUs is that you have to see if the rails fluctuate UNDER LOAD or when the PSU is stressed. OCZs fluctuate only .01V under load. I have seen it for myself. If you want the extra 512KB of cache go for the 3700+, if not, go with a 3200+. IMO, the 3500+ is just not worth it for getting an extra multiplier. With the 3200+ and 3500+ clocked at the same speed, the 3200+ will do better in performance.
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Old 01-15-2006, 11:25 PM   #7
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Alright, thank you for responding!!

I think im going to go with that Antec, and get the 3700 combo. At the bottom of the page though for Antec ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817103931 ) It says about 4 sata connectors, will this psu work with the hdd I'm getting? ---> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822145088
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yes it will. the 4 SATA connectors is to power the HDD, not transfer info. Any regular SATA cable will work with that HDD.
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Awesome, I think I'm good to go..
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nice, good luck with that build!
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