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I'm building a "standard" PC with an AMD 64 CPU and need a reliable
power supply, preferably under $70 and 400-600 watts.  I researched
Antec SmartPower and read a few reviews about DOAs and the PS only
lasting a few months.  What about Antec EarthWatts? I am trying to
limit the cost of the case and P/S to $100 max and don't care too much
about the case.  If the case can accommodate 120mm fans that is a big
plus.

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Phisherman wrote:
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Have a look at the Antec Sonata II then. I think you get the Earthwatts PSU
with it and a 120mm fan in the back.

SteveH



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On Thu, 23 Aug 2007 14:31:51 GMT, Phisherman

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Unless you'll have a higher-end gaming video card installed,
it's unlikely you'd need the upper end 600W, 400W-500W
should be enough and are more common at good prices.

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Unless a PSU looks like it was crudely assembled (and that
contributing to the fault), any PSU will have a small # that
are DOA.  Since Antec is such a popular brand, for a time
even the most popular in the retail market, it is difficult
to know if the Antec failure rate is higher or just
represents more units sold.



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EarthWatts is new enough that nobody has a good idea of
long-term viability, but it's made by Seasonic and seems a
reasonable choice.



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I've had good luck with Thermaltake.  They advertise this one as 500 w.
Apparently the reviewers think this a pretty good PS as well.
$60 including shipping, after the rebate.


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817153028


Cases are a matter of personal taste and what you want to settle. I've used
Enlight cases  as well as Cooler Master cases.
   One Cooler Master case is this

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119047

though it's $65 with shipping.

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noone@nobody.com says...
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 For under $75.00 I'd consider:
 
 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx ?
Item=N82E16817701007

 http://tinyurl.com/2sz27t

 For a few bucks more there are several here I'd consider:

 http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx ?
Submit=ENE&N=2010320058+4027+1131414178+1295418939+
1131509966&name=Active

 http://tinyurl.com/34em74

 This is a nice case:

 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx ?
Item=N82E16811119077
 
 http://tinyurl.com/2nvf8n

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Power Supply. http://www.pcpowercooling.com/home /

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They make good PSes.  After checking I'd need the $90 470w unit which
means I need to find a $10 case (is there such as case?).

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I don't know if you will find a case for $10. But if you can save up a
little more money for the case it would be will worth it. The PSU is the
heart of your system. I have used PCP&C PSU unit since 1998 and never had
one fail yet. I tried Antec on two other computers because they were cheaper
and both went bad and both replaced with PCP&C units. Good Luck.

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