Power suply dead, need new one

Discussion in 'Power Supplies' started by StarTech, Feb 16, 2013.

  1. StarTech

    StarTech Senior member

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    The unit in my home tower has died. It was probably 5-7 years old. Antec HE 430W with modular plugs.

    I do not do games, the video is around the best fan less I could find three years ago. The CPU is AMD 950 or 955 X2. Six or seven drives, mostly SATA, may be two 40-pinners. SATA DVD.

    First question is if modular PSU cables are standard. That would save rewiring.

    Second, I have been fine with 430W until it died. May be is time to up it a little,may be 500W just in case of a CPU upgrade.

    Third, are fan less worth it? I have stayed away from it and did not know there were any.

    Finally, what are the quality brands/models nowadays.

    I will appreciate any suggestions
     
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  3. Smoblikat

    Smoblikat Diamond Member

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    How can you stay away from somthing that you didnt think existed? :rolleyes:

    Antec, corsair, PCPnC, Seasonic (obviously), XFX, thermaltake?

    Your system is fine with a 400w PSU, but you could get 500w if you planned on getting a 6 core and overclocking it to the absolute max.
     
  4. Fallengod

    Fallengod Diamond Member

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    If you dont do gaming especially, chances are you have a lower end video card. Most systems dont go anywhere near 430 watts of power as it is, even who do game. You should be fine with any decent PSU. I always stick with Seasonic, Antec, Corsair myself. I dont buy other crap.
     
  5. StarTech

    StarTech Senior member

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    I am under a horrendous cold/flue that I must have caught on a trip last week, so my brain is not performing. I meant I have stayed away from PSU tech because did not have a need.

    I may get another in the 400W range. Seems like every body likes Seasonic.
     
  6. lehtv

    lehtv Elite Member

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    It'd help to know where you're located / what shops you buy from
     
  7. Blastman

    Blastman Golden Member

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    What's your budget $ for a new PSU?
     
  8. infoiltrator

    infoiltrator Senior member

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    Presidents Day sale
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817182263

    SEASONIC 360 G, 450, 550
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817151117

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817151124

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817151119

    Rosewill Capstone (Super Flower)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817182261

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817182262

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817182262

    The 360G has +3.3V 12A 39.6 W, +5V 16A 80W, +12V 30A 360W
    HE 430 has +3.3V 22A 72.6W, +5V 16A 80W, +12V V1,V2,V3, 16A ea, 384W

    As long as your +3.3 needs are reasonable (should be, high +3.3v was dated in 2005) this would work fine.

    The president's day sale for the Rosewill Capstone 650M at $75 after $15 rebate is a great deal.
     
  9. x2ezx

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    Thermatake, Corsair, 500 watts is around 50$.
     
  10. Torn Mind

    Torn Mind Diamond Member

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    CPUs have become LESS power-hungry, not more, and even a guzzler like the FX-8150(the original Bulldozer, not the 8350) can run at with a quality 400 watt power supply at stock, and less hungry processors on even less.

    If you're on a budget, the Antec NEO ECO 400C is a good option. It is essentially a rebranded Seasonic. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...D=3938566&SID=

    The cheapest semi-modular PSU is the Corsair CX430M. http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-cx430m
    [​IMG]


    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/overclock-phenom-pentium,2366-9.html
    This is Tom's Hardware's overclocking results with the processor overclocked to 3.86 Ghz using an aftermarket cooler, and its total system power consumption.
     
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  11. StarTech

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    I am leaning towards the Seasonic SSR-450RM. It is reasonably priced and has plenty of SATA power points. I'll order it tomorrow.

    Thank you for all the suggestions.
     
  12. infoiltrator

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    Can not go wrong with Seasonic. Wish it was on sale for you.