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


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#25 Nil Einne

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Posted 06 May 2005 - 11:05 AM

I agree totally that it's a bad idea to recommend the SS. I'm just saying the problem from my POV is for moderate to heavy systems not light usage systems. Of course, a light usage system does not need this SS so the only reason to go for it would be for future usage in which case we start to run into the problems. But light usage systems themselves should be fine with it. IMHO anyway.

#26 davidhammock200

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Posted 06 May 2005 - 11:10 AM

I agree totally that it's a bad idea to recommend the SS. I'm just saying the problem from my POV is for moderate to heavy systems not light usage systems. Of course, a light usage system does not need this SS so the only reason to go for it would be for future usage in which case we start to run into the problems. But light usage systems themselves should be fine with it. IMHO anyway.

What I can't figure out is why?

I mean PC P&C, Zippy & Emermax all have PS's that have lots more output wattage than the SS &
they don't have these "excess" or "extreme" cross-loading requirements.

Dave

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Posted 06 May 2005 - 02:33 PM

Yah I got the Fortron it rocks thanks Dave!

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Posted 06 May 2005 - 04:50 PM

Sorry :( about my mis-read of your question.

AFAIK the TC II's are not in retail distrubation yet & Antec does not list their specs. It maybe that CWT is having problems as the did when the +12V amperage was increased across the board on all True Powers except the TC, which remained at [email protected], where as the other TP 550W's went to [email protected] & the EPS went to [email protected]

Thank you for the review links, this guide will be a mini-guide just for the DFI N4's, however the main guide is linked.

Main PS Guide: http://forums.extrem...ad.php?t=136602

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The TCII 550W will be available in Aus next week. All the True Power II series including the TC II series has dual 12v rails.... and i don't actually get what you mean by why TC II's not in retail ...

here is the link for the spec of TP II 550 and TC II 550
http://www.antec.com...PII550_spe.html


Also, can anyone give me some information as EPS is necessary or better to have option or the "control" by truecontrol II is better for ocing ?
and one more last question, the psu like ocz, antec, topower..etc all don't have the crossloading problems like ss 650w does ?

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Posted 06 May 2005 - 05:09 PM

The TCII 550W will be available in Aus next week. All the True Power II series including the TC II series has dual 12v rails.... and i don't actually get what you mean by why TC II's not in retail ...

here is the link for the spec of TP II 550 and TC II 550
http://www.antec.com...PII550_spe.html


Also, can anyone give me some information as EPS is necessary or better to have option or the "control" by truecontrol II is better for ocing ?
and one more last question, the psu like ocz, antec, topower..etc all don't have the crossloading problems like ss 650w does ?

From the Antec site if you click on specs from the TC II page you get error 404 (page not found),
but as you show if you click on specs from the TP II 550W page you get combined specs for both.

I have not seen the TC II for sale in the US as yet.

EPS is highly recommended for multi-CPU systems, as an OC'er you might prefer the adjustable rails.

Only the SS has the SS's cross-loading requirements.

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Posted 06 May 2005 - 05:33 PM

thx for the quick reply.
i think the tcII 550 is actually same as the tpII 550, except the TC has adjustable rail. but i think this psu should be good enough to handle my system yea..

don't really know what that cross-current requirement is.. but will have a look more regarding this from their website.. now i think i will just wait to get the tcII550..
bcoz of the price of the ss650w, which looks really good to me that need only another about 30 extra on top of tcII550 to get it .. but since it has cross-current requirements as what you guys talking about, i might just go for tcII550

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Posted 06 May 2005 - 05:36 PM

thx for the quick reply.
i think the tcII 550 is actually same as the tpII 550, except the TC has adjustable rail. but i think this psu should be good enough to handle my system yea..

don't really know what that cross-current requirement is.. but will have a look more regarding this from their website.. now i think i will just wait to get the tcII550..
bcoz of the price of the ss650w, which looks really good to me that need only another about 30 extra on top of tcII550 to get it .. but since it has cross-current requirements as what you guys talking about, i might just go for tcII550

Yes the TC II should have the same specs as the TP II, but with the addition of the externally adjustable pots.

Enjoy your new TC II! ;)

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Posted 08 May 2005 - 10:58 AM

I'd like to make a comment on the Blue Storm 500w PSU. It's a great power supply, but it has only 1 floppy drive power connector. Since the dfi nf4 boards use a floppy power connection. I can't power the FD without an adapter.
I've found that the bootable bios cd isn't working on my system, so I'm going to have to get a power adapter and install a floppy drive to update my bios.

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Posted 08 May 2005 - 11:31 AM

Any comments on the Tagan TG480-U01??

Just bought one with the SLI-DR, waiting for the processor before powering up for the first time :)

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Posted 08 May 2005 - 02:19 PM

I'd like to make a comment on the Blue Storm 500w PSU. It's a great power supply, but it has only 1 floppy drive power connector. Since the dfi nf4 boards use a floppy power connection. I can't power the FD without an adapter.
I've found that the bootable bios cd isn't working on my system, so I'm going to have to get a power adapter and install a floppy drive to update my bios.

Although listed as [email protected] & [email protected], the total combined +12V amperage is limited to about 24A.

OK for a single VC, but not enough for dual 6800U's.

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Posted 08 May 2005 - 10:33 PM

So far I really like the Silverstone. No problems, rock solid with powah to spare.

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Posted 09 May 2005 - 12:54 AM

Ok I got a quick question I got this ocz power supply (looks like the one you reccomend from monarch but i'm not sure) back in february (still not used yet) and just wanted to make sure if it is ok. And if it's not is there anything i can do with it since it has not been used?

Thanks