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    Best power supply?

    I'd like to see which would be the best power supply to buy for:

    1 x A64 3500+ Winchester (hopefully)
    1 x Asus board
    2 x 512MB RAM
    2 x DVD writer
    1 x GeForce 6800
    1 x 160GB SATA HDD

    400W okay?

    I'm currently leaning towards a Zalman model... quiet is very good in my book!

    Thanks in advance.

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    Go for a Tagan if you can afford it, it's geared for BTX, has dedicated molexs for HDD/ GPU's and is 100% silent

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    Thanks mate. I've heard problems with them "ticking" though?

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    what do people think of OCZ PowerStream 520w Power Supply? Looks good to me! Any views?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FunkyT
    Thanks mate. I've heard problems with them "ticking" though?
    Last report I heard of them ticking was a fair few months ago. Spoke to a guy from Tagan who assured me there wasn't a problem any more.
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    Tagan is looking good... best model/supplier please?

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    Quote Originally Posted by eUphoria
    what do people think of OCZ PowerStream 520w Power Supply? Looks good to me! Any views?
    Absolutly spanking! Got one humming in my machine, none too noisy, great looking finish, nice green LED glow and adjustable voltage rails.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FunkyT
    Tagan is looking good... best model/supplier please?
    the 480 watt TG480-U01 is supposed to be a good one - cheapest ive seen it for is from gladiator computers (http://www.gladiatorcomputers.com) for around £65 inc vat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zedmeister
    Absolutly spanking! Got one humming in my machine, none too noisy, great looking finish, nice green LED glow and adjustable voltage rails.
    Cheers Zed! May have to go and order myself one then - xmas prezzie for myself, i love xmas shopping...

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    I've got a Tagan 480W - no problems, and is generally a nice PSU - dedicated VGA molexes, comes with velcro bands to tidy up cables, compatible with PCI Express and BTX so it should last a while, etc.
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    Even an Antec 380 would be fine, but I'd go for a 480 if you want to have room for expansion and no worries about instability.

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    I've just ordered an Enermax Noisetaker 470W - hope I won't regret it!

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