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Posted: 9/15/2005 5:51:13 PM EDT
I'm having PC troubles and I'm pretty sure I need a larger power supply. Running an Athlon 2100, and currently 5 hard drives in the machine along with a CD/DVD drive.

How large of a power supply would be best, and any advice on what kind (brand) to get? Noise is an issue as well, I need something that's not real loud. Thanks.
Link Posted: 9/16/2005 12:20:41 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/16/2005 12:21:12 AM EDT by ARDunstan]
Link Posted: 9/16/2005 2:56:00 AM EDT
I ahve the Vantec ION in mine. I like it and it does what its supposed to. But with 5 HDD's I would look for maybe 500w since your getting a new one. Always better to have more than not enough.
Link Posted: 9/16/2005 4:50:07 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/16/2005 9:21:45 PM EDT
OCZ power supplies - no other PSU comes even close. Gotta love their adjustable power rails.

OCZ ModStream 450w, modular design

OCZ PowerStream 520w

Plain OCZ PowerStream 420w from Newegg

450w ModStream from newegg

Link Posted: 9/16/2005 9:43:28 PM EDT
For that fanless antec wonder you beter have lots of other fans in the box to move air otherwise you will cook it, trust me. Antec is a great PS though.
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 6:32:15 AM EDT

Originally Posted By adair_usmc:
OCZ power supplies - no other PSU comes even close. Gotta love their adjustable power rails.

OCZ ModStream 450w, modular design

OCZ PowerStream 520w

Plain OCZ PowerStream 420w from Newegg

450w ModStream from newegg





+1
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 8:19:06 PM EDT
Some good recommendations, though hard drives don't really take up a whole lot of power. Typically 10-20 watts as they start up, and 5-10 watts during their usages. So 5 HDD's could be 100 watts as they start up, and 50 watts during normal usage.
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 6:01:15 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Col-Kurtz:
For that fanless antec wonder you beter have lots of other fans in the box to move air otherwise you will cook it, trust me. Antec is a great PS though.



Hook that up with a water cooling kit and you will have the quietest PC yet!

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