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Antec NeoHE 500W PSU and DFI mobos?

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does the PSU work okay with the DFI mobos? i have an DFI LP nF4 Ultra-d and i have read several places (googles + search function) that have plenty problems and some working okay?

 

anyone here have this combo? and its working okay? or anyone know this is a pants combo?

 

thanks a lot.

 

would getting a Hiper or Tagan PSU be better? its just ive ordered the Neo and can cancel if needed. I have had a look at the DFI recommended list and I have and Antec now and not had any problems.

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Take a look at the recommeded PSU list. If it's not on here - then you shouldn't even be considering it... I personally like the FSP FX600/700 and the OCZ GameXtreme's (which are actually manufactured by FSP)

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That ATI card you have would appear to be more than a match for your power supply. I would second ganders75 recommendation for a fortron or OCZ PSU.

 

If nothing else, these power supplies would assure you of clean stable power. It is never worth trying to weasle by with a lesser unit.

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does the PSU work okay with the DFI mobos? i have an DFI LP nF4 Ultra-d and i have read several places (googles + search function) that have plenty problems and some working okay?

 

anyone here have this combo? and its working okay? or anyone know this is a pants combo?

 

thanks a lot.

 

would getting a Hiper or Tagan PSU be better? its just ive ordered the Neo and can cancel if needed. I have had a look at the DFI recommended list and I have and Antec now and not had any problems.

H_G is testing one now & it seems to be working very well. :)

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I've been using an oldschool NeoPower 480w for a while now and don't have any stability issues or anything. The psu may be limiting my OCing, but I can get to 2.4 which is a decent boost from 1.8 :D

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The 550W version of that psu is powering everything in my rig quite nicely. I havent had any stability problems other than incorrect bios settings (still kinda learning my way around). I tested the rails with a DMM and they are all within spec so im not worried.

 

Its not a recommended PSU (not on the list) but its been solid for me.

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I've been using an oldschool NeoPower 480w for a while now and don't have any stability issues or anything. The psu may be limiting my OCing, but I can get to 2.4 which is a decent boost from 1.8 :D
It probably is, the life expectancy of these in a highend system seems to be about 2yrs or less. ;)

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I have to say that I've had previous experience with Antec psu's, and they were....well...nothing that I would write anything positive about for sure, especially when coupled with our boards.

 

however I've been using them for the last 3 weeks in test bench rigs pretty heavily.

 

The Antec NEO HE550, Trio 550, and Trio 650 are all worthy psu's to use in our setups.

 

If you are running dual-gpu (high-end like 1900XT's or 7900's) then the Trio 650w is what you want.

 

otherwise...the NEO HE550w and Trio 550w are just fine.

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It probably is, the life expectancy of these in a highend system seems to be about 2yrs or less. ;)

 

Yeah, I just hope it doesn't splode like one of my smartblue 380's did >< It fused the atx connector to the board... The other is still running strong in my old skt A rig though.

 

However that's the only psu problem I've ever had *crosses fingers*

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Output Voltage +3.3V +5V +12V1 +12V2 +12V3 -12V +5Vsb

 

Max. Load 23A 17A 17A 17A 17A 0.8A 0.5A

 

 

thats the rails etc for the 500W one i have... should they be alright? or should i return and get 550W?

 

thanks for the replies

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More is always better but 500W will be ok for your PC.

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