PSU about to die

By astra
Aug 22, 2008
  1. I have Antec Sonata II with low-noise SmartPower 2.0 450W which is about to die.

    I have quite old system, so I don't anything too powerful, yet quality and silence are important.
    Rough system's specs:

    CPU: AMD Atlon (venice) 3500+
    MB: Gigabyte GA-K8NSC-939 nvidia nForce3 250Gb
    RAM: 2x1G crucial
    Storage: 1sata+1pata HDs; 1sata+1pataoptical drives.
    Video - Radeon X850 - AGP8x

    PSU requirements:
    About 450W, quality!, silent.
    Molex connectors is a must.

    I am considering 4 PSUs. Please help me to choose or suggest anything similar.

    1. Antec TruePower Trio 430
    2. OCZ 500W StealthXStream
    3. ThermalTake TR2 470W Black Silent
    4. Antec EarthWatts 430W

  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    There is not much to worry about here, just pick one that is not the most expensive... All listed should work fine
  3. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    The Earthwatts 430 is the best out of those choices and will likely be the most silent. That being said, all of them are excellent and you won't go wrong with any of them.
  4. astra

    astra TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 20

    Ah, someone advised me to go for Corsair VX450W....
    I am at loss :)
  5. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    The 450VX is a fantastic choice and since you've been recommended it once already, let me recommend it too.. :)
    But seriously, it is a superb unit that far outclasses all the others on your list. It may be a bit more expensive, but is definitely worth it.
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