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    PSU Choice... OCZ or Tagan + misc other choices

    Building a system at the moment:

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    1GB OCZ PC3700EB (2x512)
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    random cd rewriter from old system ;-)
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    So.. want the machine to be fast, stable and quiet. May OC but not convinced will need to..

    *Trying to decide on the Tagan 480W psu or the OCZ 470W Powerstream....
    Anyone got a view on which is better (OCZ £25 more expensive). Noise and reliability are the biggest issue.....

    *Also need 2x120mm fans....which ones are the best for this PC?

    *Should I stick with the stock heatsink and fan or is there a better/quieter solution? Watercooling may be an option, but have decided to give things a try before I go down that path.

    Any other suggestions as to components to use or change?


    I hope my wife never sees the receipts. If you hear of a suspicious death in Surrey....;-D

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    have u considered the antec neopower? They stock em at kustom. Was thinking of getting the tagan, but waiting to see how the neopower pans out. It is £95 though My mate has a tagan and it runs fine, and you can only hear the psu only by putting yer ear next to it!

    some 120mm http://www.kustompcs.co.uk/acatalog/info_2533.html

    hope that helps
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    Can only vouch for the Tagan from personal use.
    It has been suggested though that the OCZ is actually made by Tagan ...

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    I used to watercool my FX, but not at the mo, since changing to a new case I've not got arround to re-fitting it. Firstly I replaced the stock fan on the stock cooler for one of these , which made a few deg difference, before getting a Zalman 7000-B jobbie, which does the same job, but is whisper quiet. (Thanx Pingu2003 )

    I use a Tagan, very reliable & quiet....but it does get a tad warm. Depends on your priorities

    As for fans, I've found Vantec Stealth and Noise Blocker to be good.


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    I hope my wife never sees the receipts. If you hear of a suspicious death in Surrey....;-D
    Same here (in Suffolk), if my mrs ever found out
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    Take a look at Scan's 3XS 550w psu which is actually a CWT(Antec) and only costs about £56 inc vat

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    Hehe. Take a look at the 3XS, which is really a CWT which is really an Antec.

    I've heard a rumor that the Antec is just a rebaged Enermax Coolergiant 480w anyway.

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    I would get the Tagan or a PCPowerandCooling

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    I can personally recommend the OCZ powerstream 520W, amazing piece of kit, adjustable rails, btx ready, heavey as f*ck, and nice smooth black finish. Top quality.
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    i can personally recommend the thermaltake purepower range, lovely lookin, nice performing, i heard Q-tec to be an upcoming name in psu's these days.................
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    Look into the 120mm Orange Nexus fans at kustompcs as well - they don't include screws , but they're a bit cheaper (although not as quiet) as the silenx kit.

    As for PSU...the Tagan is super quiet.

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    Nice

    Wow. Thanks for all the info folks...

    Looks like the Tagan has won the psu battle! I like the look of the OCZ but £100 for a psu does seem a little silly, now that I look at it in the cold light of the day rather than the D3 influenced shadows of the night!


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