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    I am using an Antec Trueblue 480W. Good PSU, although slightly above budget.

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    It seems the Tagan is the one to go for. I have read a number of reviews and visited a number of forums and I have not found one bad word said about it.

    It's now on order. Goodbye Q-tec.

    Thanks for advice. Very much appreciated.

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    Made a good choice mate, the Tagans are a solid piece of kit for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenPiggy
    The Tagan is extremely quiet. My opinion is slightly uninformed though as my last PSU was a QTEC
    Iranu, I agree with Green Piggy, I've got an Aero 7 blower on 7V on a SLK-947U, various other fans on 5 or 7 V and the Tagan TG480U01 PSU. The loudest thing in my rig is the Aero 7, which is for all practicality, silent. If I were you, I'd go for the Tagan anyway, the rails are rock steady +/- 0.02V on the 12V rail, exactly 5 or slightly above on the 5V, and the PSU is unbelievably quiet.

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    Bought the Tagan 480w

    Very happy with it. BTX forwards compatible, 2 sata connectors, dedicated 4 pin gfx card power, loads of connectors. Rock steady and very quiet. Won't need another for aslong as I can see.

    Bought 120mm and 80mm stealth fans at the same time and now I need to buy a quieter cpu cooler cos that is the loudest thing in the system now.

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    iranu - since the BTX standard hasn't even been set yet, I believe it's quite hard to tell if any current PSUs are compatible with it or not... But I surely hope the power from a good 480W PSU is enought for BTX... Intel has gone too far anyways
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    I thought I read that it did support BTX. Somewhere.

    here's the hexus review link.

    http://www.hexus.net/content/reviews...lld19JRD02OTQ=

    btx?

    If there is a change in mobo power socket for BTX then hopefully Tagan will bring out an adapter similar to the one they use at the mo for converting 24 pin to 20 pin ATX.
    Last edited by iranu; 06-06-2004 at 01:40 AM.

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    Isn't the 24 pin connection going to be the same as the BTX connector?

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    Well - I just spent a ten minutes finding and perusing the specs. Looks like the 24pin EPS connector is the same as the BTX connector.

    A convertor from 20->24 pin is possible - but you'd have to find another 3.3V line from somewhere - probably the ATX AUX connector which is rarerly used.
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    I'd choose the CWT 550 watt as well ( although its named as 3XS meridian now ).

    Ever since I've got this PSU I've been able to clock my system more and it is very quiet indeed ( pity that can't be said for my aero blowers in the side panel of the case )

    Abits uGuru shows my lines and voltages are stable as hell - no peaks or troughs ... no nothing which is what you really want from a PSU, and it has some nice cable length so you can hide the excess in the extremeties of the case
    Last edited by Lee H; 17-06-2004 at 11:07 AM.

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    hehe i sit here with my globalwin silent psu secretly thinking how gr8 it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Merlin
    Do look at Enermax PSUs. They seem to have gone out of fashion with the enthusiast community at large, but they are still solidly built, quality PSUs.
    I really like the look of the new enermax's with split 12V rails for CPU and everything else IIRC ... and with full aluminium casing (looked good) - sounded good on paper anyway ... can't seem to find them available in UK tho last time I looked (couple of weeks back) as I might just have been tempted.

    I doubt these will be cheap tho - very surprised if they will be sub £100 inc.

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    hi, can i just ask how good is the Antec TruePower 430Watt Dual Fan PSU and also is it quite or noisy?
    thanks
    oh whats a good 2nd hand price?

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