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Topic Title: Zalman vs. PC Power and Cooling
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Created On: 12/03/2006 06:23 PM
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 12/03/2006 06:23 PM
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Sagedog
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Anyone have anything to say about choosing between these two PSUs?

PCPower Silencer 470ATX
$99

Zalman ZM460B-APS ATX12V 460W
$92

Thanks for any advice you have!

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Abit AV8 motherboard
Athlon 64 X2 4600+ CPU
PC Power'n'Cooling turbo-cool 510W express
2*1024 DDR400 RAM
120GB and 30GB 7200 HDD
250GB SATA HDD
CDRW and DVDROM
 12/03/2006 07:35 PM
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ookazoo4
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What are you planning to do with your computer?

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 12/03/2006 08:21 PM
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jbiel
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IMHO go with the single 12v rail PSU. Split rails can seldom deliver full amps stated across all rails at any given time. With a single rail there is no borrowing from one rail to supply another.

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 12/03/2006 08:26 PM
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Sagedog
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quote:

Originally posted by: ookazoo
What are you planning to do with your computer?



At the risk of sounding lame (I am kind of old and lame compared to the average teenage builder on here, actually) its a build for my mom!

Will have 2 hard drives, a DVDRW, floppy and multiple USB devices on it. AM2 build with 4600+ X2.

Mostly, I want a reliable, reasonably quiet PSU that provides the capability for add-ons over the next 2-3 years.

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Abit AV8 motherboard
Athlon 64 X2 4600+ CPU
PC Power'n'Cooling turbo-cool 510W express
2*1024 DDR400 RAM
120GB and 30GB 7200 HDD
250GB SATA HDD
CDRW and DVDROM
 12/03/2006 08:46 PM
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zir_blazer
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PC Power and Cooling is the Ferrari from Power Supplies, at least on the high end. Not sure on that price range...
 12/03/2006 08:48 PM
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jbiel
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quote:

Originally posted by: Unknown At the risk of sounding lame (I am kind of old and lame compared to the average teenage builder on here, actually) its a build for my mom!


I am forty five (46 on tuesday) and wisdom of my age says go with the PCPower.


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MSI K8TNeo-FSR (MS6702)/AMI V1.90 /AMD Athlon 64 3000+ (s754)/Super Talent 2 stick 512MB 400 DDR
nVIDIA GeForce 6800 Ultra (Leadtek WinFast A400 Ultra)/WD 160 gig 7200rmp 8mb/ENERMAX Whisper EG465P-VE FMA(24)/Lite On DVD ROM LTD163D/I/OMagic 12X DVD+-RW/+-R/Win XP Pro SP2/Dual Boot Win XP Pro x64 On 2 WD2500JD Raid 0
K8n NEO 4 F
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