Truepower or blue storm

dton13

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Not sure if this is a totally obvious answer but. which one is better, Antec Truepower II 480w or the Fortron Blue Storm 500W? going into a P180 with DFI UT nf4, and a radeon X800Xl
 

Mucker

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Review of Blue Storm: http://www.silentpcreview.com/article212-page1.html

A couple of things worth mentioning, the Fortron is only actually a 460 W PSU (as read in the article) although it will work fine with the Ultra-D. The Fortron also comes with only 1 floppy power connector. Since the DFI mb requires a floppy power connector, you will need to buy an adapter if you plan to use a floppy drive also.

The Antec TP2 480 has 2 floppy connecters, more available power, and works well with the Ultra-D. The voltage rails are solid. I did a client build using one about 5 months ago. Currently running solid.

They are both great PSU's. The SLI certified Antec TP2 550 is going for $79 AR at Newegg....FYI...

m :)
 

charlietee

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I would go with the Fortron unless Antec has addressed the fan type and mounting issues.
 

Bona Fide

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Originally posted by: smthmlk
the DFI mobo requires a floppy connector? what the fvck?

Yeah it needs 3 power sources...the 24-pin connector, 4-pin AUX, and 4-pin Floppy. :S
 

JEDIYoda

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OKIA 500watt quad 12v rails!!
Can`t ask for anything more than quad 12v rails.
Thats twice as many rails as the dual 12v!!