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DFI Recommended Power Supplies (UPDATED October 20th, 2006!)

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I've been looking at getting a good p/s for the DFI Lanparty Ultra-D system that I intend to build in early September. Sadly, since I'm not in the US, most of the listed products are unavailable, and the ones that are are overpriced.

 

I was looking at this power supply:

 

http://www.shg.com.tw/front/bin/ptlist.phtml?Category=62768

 

It seems to cover the listed requirements, but I want to make sure before I buy it, rather than buying it and then trying to make the system work with inferior parts.

 

Has anyone used them before and had good/bad things to say about them? Or, if there's something obvious that I'm missing, please let me know. I know I'm going to make some mistakes putting together my system. If you can see the mistakes before I make them, then tell me - I'd rather know *before* I do something stupid

 

Muggie2

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I've been looking at getting a good p/s for the DFI Lanparty Ultra-D system that I intend to build in early September. Sadly, since I'm not in the US, most of the listed products are unavailable, and the ones that are are overpriced.

 

I was looking at this power supply:

 

http://www.shg.com.tw/front/bin/ptlist.phtml?Category=62768

 

It seems to cover the listed requirements, but I want to make sure before I buy it, rather than buying it and then trying to make the system work with inferior parts.

 

Has anyone used them before and had good/bad things to say about them? Or, if there's something obvious that I'm missing, please let me know. I know I'm going to make some mistakes putting together my system. If you can see the mistakes before I make them, then tell me - I'd rather know *before* I do something stupid

 

Muggie2

I wouldn't recommend it, given its limited +12V amperage rating.

 

Are there no "RECOMMENDED" brands available? :confused:

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I wouldn't recommend it, given its limited +12V amperage rating.

 

Are there no "RECOMMENDED" brands available? :confused:

 

Oh, some of them are there, they're just overpriced. Others aren't there.

 

Seasonic - Not available at all

PC Power&Cooling - not available at all.

OCZ - Not available at all

Zippy - Not available at all

Coolermaster - Not available at all

Fortron - Not available at all

Antec Smartpower SP-550 - not available

Antec Smartpower SP-500 - $117

Antec Neopower 480 - $166

Enermax EG-565P - $138

Enermax Noisetaker 495 - $112

Sparkle 550 60-PLN - $103 (but the suggested p/s is the 60-PLG)

 

I wanted a modular power supply, if possible, and I thought that 2 12V rails each rated at up to 20A would be good, though I'm certain that they wouldn't both be able to put out even close to the full 20A. I saw the back of the actual power supply, and it said that the combined total from the 2 12V rails maxed out at 300W

 

So which of the other available supplies do you think would be best?

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You didn't say which of the 3 models shown that you were considering &

I though you were looking at the "GM520SC". Now I understand that you are looking at the "GM620SC".

 

The "GM620SC" should be fine, although I would perfer the Enermax 535W myself.

 

Good Luck,

Dave

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Enermax EG-565P - $138

Enermax Noisetaker 495 - $112

Sparkle 550 60-PLN - $103 (but the suggested p/s is the 60-PLG)

Enermax & Fortron both make excellent PSU's, all Sparkles are made by Fortron.

 

The "GM620SC" shows only 175W as the max combined +12V power, that is only 14.583A!

Is their website wrong? :confused:

 

EDIT:

 

Their website has the wrong specs! :P

 

EOC Review: http://www.extremeoverclocking.com/reviews...One_570W_1.html

 

I think that AG may have one of these.

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THis brand isnt listed on the first page, but it looks like a nice psu. ANyone have experience?

 

http://www.xoxide.com/aerocool-turbine-550w-psu.html

 

http://www.viperlair.com/reviews/cases/oth...550/index.shtml

 

$80 with coupon code.

Not great, but not bad either, however the following will probably soon become the "A" list for PSU recommendations, because these have been proven to provide the best results with the DFI N4 mobos.
SLI PSU's:

 

PC P&C 510 Express/SLI

 

OCZ PowerStream 520W (1A less than nVidia recommends) or 600W

 

Enermax 535W (2A less than nVidia recommends) or 600W

 

Fortron/Sparkle 550W

 

nVidia recommends [email protected] for SLI.

I know that the OCZ PowerStream 520W runs just about any SLI rig without problems &

if fact Anandtech used the OCZ PS 520W for their SLI testing!

IMO the Enermax 535W with a combined [email protected] shouldn't have any problems either.

Non-SLI PSU's:

 

Enermax 485W or 495W

 

Frotron Blue Storm 500W

 

OCZ ModStream 520W

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Would you guys give the heads up to these two AMS power supplies? http://store.yahoo.com/directron/pp4306.html and http://store.yahoo.com/directron/pp5503eps.html

 

Here's a review at slcentral of the "460" watt http://www.slcentral.com/dual-12v-psu-shootout/page3.php and http://www.slcentral.com/dual-12v-psu-shootout/page7.php

 

It got a rave review there, and I could only imagine the 550watt for four 12v rails only being better.

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Would you guys give the heads up to these two AMS power supplies? http://store.yahoo.com/directron/pp4306.html and http://store.yahoo.com/directron/pp5503eps.html

 

Here's a review at slcentral of the "460" watt http://www.slcentral.com/dual-12v-psu-shootout/page3.php and http://www.slcentral.com/dual-12v-psu-shootout/page7.php

 

It got a rave review there, and I could only imagine the 550watt for four 12v rails only being better.

Yes Jonny liked them & no I don't recommend them for DFI N4 mobos, please see my previous "A" list post.

 

Dave

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Why don't you like them if one of them has been stress tested to hold up better than most power supplies out there and had solid rails. Jonny is also praised on the front page. Also extremely quiet, some people do sleep near their computers.

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SLI PSU's:

 

PC P&C 510 Express/SLI

 

OCZ PowerStream 520W (1A less than nVidia recommends) or 600W

 

Enermax 535W (2A less than nVidia recommends) or 600W

 

Fortron/Sparkle 550W

 

nVidia recommends [email protected] for SLI.

I know that the OCZ PowerStream 520W runs just about any SLI rig without problems &

if fact Anandtech used the OCZ PS 520W for their SLI testing!

IMO the Enermax 535W with a combined [email protected] shouldn't have any problems either.

Non-SLI PSU's:

 

Enermax 485W or 495W

 

Fortron Blue Storm 500W

 

OCZ ModStream 520W

This is the new "A" list for PSU's as these have proven to give the best results with DFI N4 mobos.

 

I will be doing a complete update of the PSU guide shortly.

 

Dave

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Okay, I understand that you recommend those power supplies, but you ignored my question completely. Why don't you consider these power supplies acceptable for the DFI? Because they're priced so low? What's your reasoning? I'm not trying to be a dick, I just want to understand your point of view.

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