I need suggestions for a new PSU please.

By cooling4life
Dec 18, 2005
  1. I bought had a cooler master 380 watt psu about 2 months ago, long story short its dead. My guess is either i need a bigger one ( 500-600 watt) or a better name brand.. anyway heres my build.

    ATX coolermaster case
    Pentium 4 3.0 prescott
    Ati Radeon 256mb agp video card
    80 gig hard drive
    3 120 mm case fans
    5400 rpm 80mm cpu fan (thermaltake polo 375)
    4x512mb pc3200 kingston ram

    If somone could please help me pick a good psu brand name and size for this build that would be awesome! thank you. I also change things around alot in the case ( add more ram, add a new video cards/ fans ect.. ) i really want a reliable PSU thats not gunna **** the bed within a few months.
  2. DragonMaster

    DragonMaster TS Rookie Posts: 327

    Antec's TruePower are supposed to be really good.

    I only have generic PSUs so I can't tell much more, except that in my case a 300W(or is it 250W?) can power an Athlon XP 2000+ Palomino and a GeForce 4 Ti4200 w/o problems.
  3. cooling4life

    cooling4life TS Rookie Topic Starter

    yeah i heard antec is pretty good.. im looking to spend at most 80 dollars if anyone has any suggestions please..
  4. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

  5. cooling4life

    cooling4life TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks looks good
  6. Kev_Boy

    Kev_Boy TS Rookie Posts: 23

    I love the OCZ ModStream 420W :grinthumb

    Modular Design: So you only use the cables you need!
    Sleeved: All the wires are sleeved in a UV-reactive cable.
    Silent Fan: A single 120mm fan keeps the unit quiet yet cool.

    Definitely google it up.
  7. DragonMaster

    DragonMaster TS Rookie Posts: 327

    Maybe SmartPower is a good one but we hear about a lot of problems with these.

    Enermax is better than a standard one also. It's silent.
  8. vnf4ultra

    vnf4ultra TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,388

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