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    http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProduc...factory=BROWSE

    I am thinkin of buying one of these series of black coolmax power supplies. They look much better with my black windowed case. They seem to be very high rated and quiet at that. I might not end up with this 400W, the 450W is just a couple bucks more, but sold out. Exptected to be back in monday .

    Can anyone suggest if this is good enough? I know I am more biased towards it because it *looks* better but hey, JP you did mod your power supply so it *looked* right in your clear acrylic case didnt ya? Heh.

    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...159-024&depa=0

    The later is a deal I think could be great. Its supposedly very very quiet, lets you control the noise sort of, and its surely a better option for black windowed cases which are very popular. Good rails maybe? Good Company? Anyone know? Sure got great newegg reviews...
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    While NewEgg is a good company, you need to remember that their main purpose is to sell products... do not trust ANY review you find on a sellers site...
    Google up reviews of CoolMax and go by that...
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    From what I've seen... the older, and the base models of CoolMax weren't so great, but some of the newer, higher end models show promise... If you do get it I'm sure all of us would be greatly appreciative of your own review...
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    Truth is.. that PSU in the Acrylic case I modded... is actually a supposedly garbage PowMax PSU that I got a "too good to pass up" deal on...
    I fully expected to strip out the Led fans and fan guards and filch the blue molex connectors and sleeving.
    When I tested it however, I was surprised at how stable it was under load and how well it performed in general...
    Now granted, only time will tell... but so far it has performed quite well...
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    Heh well that rig you have in that clear case is AWESOME. That must have took some serious modding heh. That anon poster who said his 6 year old could mod that case is a fool :P

    I am going to go with one of them probably, depending on some reviews I find on google. I will review it for this thread of yours JP. A couple of people are also interested in a real benchmark of that 3100+ too, wish making my system was not taking forever heh.
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    Ok JP, I read a review and it got 9/10.

    But the review says it has a weaker then normal 12v line. How bad is that? It still got a 9/10 for its other features heh.

    I would rather just buy a real good dependable black PS and sleeve the wires with UV tubing and throw in a cold cathode to make it look nice for cheap money. Cold cathode goes for like 10 bucks or so on newegg... just need that sleeving.
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    Ok, looking at the E-Power Cheetah now. Quite a bit more expensive. Looks like you pay more for the modding they do to it to begin with. Has lots of UV reactive sleeving already on it. Got good reviews on newegg and on google. Supposedly runs hot though. Quite a bit of $$$ to pay for just UV sleeving. Where on newegg can I just buy that UV sleeving seperate?

    EDIT: ok newegg has vantec uv sleeving but no blue!!! I need blue heh.
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    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...153-007&depa=0

    Thinking about going with this. Its powerful and black finish... The 2 biggest things.
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    Bump for added info..

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    Bump for added BTX form factor info and link

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    Vantec to my knowledge are seemingly decent PSU's...
    The specs look good and if you can really judge by weight, they're solid feeling...
    Vantec as a whole is considered a good brand name... and I'd be highly surprised if they havent just rebadged a decent PSU from someone else...
    Just for the sake of curiousity.... why so high powered?
    what is it you think you will need that high a wattage for?
    I have a hard time justifying spending THAT kind of Money when something just as good and still overpowered can be had for half as much...
    http://store.yahoo.com/amamax/psspecialxcwt420atx.html
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    Well it's for an sli system
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    Then I highly suggest a strong dual +12V offering by a well known brand like this one...
    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...104-934&depa=1
    Item no# N82E16817104934
    You can save a few dollars and get something better looking, and much better for that type of setup having the dual +12V rails...
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    Sidenote... for anyone NOT knowing what an SLI setup refers to...
    http://www.tweaktown.com/document.ph...rticle&dId=740
    dual PCI-Express video cards... huge power hogs...
    500 watt or better PSU recommendations
    Last edited by JPMiller; February 8th, 2005 at 01:25 PM.

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    How about that antec? Or wha t else besides that fortron I want to keep my options open
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    I would look for something made by the major brands I listed as good, and I think the dual +12V rails would be optimal for a system like that...
    If money isnt the main concern there are some nice modular designs out now

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    umm well i was loking for a power supply turns out i have to get a special one from dell becuase other power suplys wont work on my dell 4600 cause is gona kill my motherboard as they say in the dell technical support line anyways ... i wonder if some of you might know anyohter good power supplyes that can help a dell computer and not just the one from dell .... it blows... turns out there are about 80 cases about dells 4600 that have died or die if you leave them off for like a week or so ..

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    http://www.endpcnoise.com/cgi-bin/e/dellconverter.html
    not sure if this link helps... you may need to do some research on your particular model to see what is needed... may be as simple as swapping wires or having to use an adapter...
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    PCPowerandCooling also sells replacement Dell PSU's here...
    http://www.pcpowercooling.com/produc...ector/dell.htm
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    thanks for the link it help a bit ... but it came to late i have already order the suplly but i found some great info on the link so thanks.

    anyways umm i gess all of you know about the ALIENWARE pc so im tryin to build one but
    im loking for supply powers that are the best so maybe you guys can tell me if you know any suply power that is really really great prise doesnt matter.

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    You mean you are building a new machine... your not talking about the Dell upgrade right?
    You want to build something comparable to an Alienware machine?

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