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    A Psu question/recommendation

    Hey guys! This is my first post but I have an question. I am building a system right now that has 2 160 gig SATA hard drives in it. I was just wondering if this power supply that I found is any good, or just a peice of junk.

    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...163-018&depa=1

    It is a powmax demon 580 watt power supply. Although powmax is not a very well known power supply maker, should I shell out the $35 that newegg is asking for?

    And if you think that this is a peice of junk can you recommend any power supplys with 2 SATA connectors that is reasonably cheap.

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    i can't recommend another one for that sort of price but anything with 580W at that price must be bad!

    It sounds like the ebuyer 600W things for about a tenner

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    Ben_wade is right, that will be the peak output, it's probably capable of something like 300watt sustained. A more reliable @450watt model from somebody like Antec or Enermax would be a better idea. You'll pay more, sure, but not as much as you would if a cheap PSU blew up and took the whole system with it.
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    Thank you guys. Oh well it sounded like a good deal. I guess I'll just have to spend more money on a name brand

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    With PSU's, you really do pay for what you get. Trust people when they say get a reliable well known brand like Antec and Enermax (like Kez said) as you will be disappointed when a few weeks/months down the line your el cheapo PSU goes pop.

    You have been warned.

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    • BenW's system
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    mine managed to go pop (A dell one) and didn't hurt a thing in my system :S

    That was a 250W with a 9800Pro which wanted 300W though

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    How bout a 420 watt thermaltake silent pure power?
    By the way my system is:
    Amdxp 2500+ @2.2 Ghz
    Asus A7n8x-e deluxe
    2 samsung 160 gig SATA hd
    512 corsair value series cas2.5
    powercolor 9600 pro

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    Another psu thread... theres a new one every day... please just use the search and reach the other threads....

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    Hey, go easy on the new guy!

    You do have a point though... have a browse through the existing PSU related threads.
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