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omgwtf April 6, 2007 08:35 AM

problem with p150 case...
 
It is a very nice case that I intend to buy, but I have a dilemma.
If you read the review witch is below the technical specifications you will see that a lot of people have problem with the power supply. Now, a guy told me that Antec fixed that problem and there is nothing to worry about, but I don't know what to do.

cdn_Madrach April 6, 2007 08:47 AM

What exactly are you putting in this case? Cause most of the components/parts are pretty power hungry today. A 430 watt psu might be able to power some of the new machines today but it would have to be a very good quality psu. Skymtl would be the person to answer your question more accurately though:thumb: . Post your specific parts list... it will help:biggrin:

omgwtf April 6, 2007 08:50 AM

ASUS AMD Socket AM2 Motherboard M2N-E, nForce 570 Chipset
AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core 4600+ Socket AM2 Processor 2.4Ghz 64bit
Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM 16MB CACHE 320GB SATA2
OCZ Platinum EL XTC PC2-6400 1GB 2X512 DDR2 CL4-5-4-15 240PIN DIMM Dual Channel Memory Kit
ASUS Radeon X1950 Pro 581MHZ 256MB 1.4GHZ GDDR3
Creative Labs Sound Blaster Audigy
LG GSA-H50N DVD+RW 18X8X16 DVD-RW
Freezer64 pro for the cpu
Logitech S200 2.1 3PC 30W Speaker System

there you go...
The power supply is Antec Neohe

cdn_Madrach April 6, 2007 09:13 AM

If it's the 430 watt one...Imo it's not gonna cut it:(. Especially when it gets put under load. Might boot and surf net things like that but if you fire up a game I think the Psu will crap out on you, but again that is just my opinion...Sky knows alot more about psu's than me:thumb: .

omgwtf April 6, 2007 09:17 AM

it seems like every case that I like and I want to buy comes with a power supply that sucks..

cdn_Madrach April 6, 2007 09:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by omgwtf (Post 5492)
it seems like every case that I like and I want to buy comes with a power supply that sucks..

That's why most people who build their own computers on a regular basis almost never get a case with an included Psu cause they generally suck lol. Not a lot of included psu's are any good... but there are some:biggrin:

Patriote April 6, 2007 09:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cdn_Madrach (Post 5493)
That's why most people who build their own computers on a regular basis almost never get a case with an included Psu cause they generally suck lol. Not a lot of included psu's are any good... but there are some:biggrin:

Well said! Get a good cheap case such as mine http://www.hardwarecanucks.com//imag...4fedecee92.gif http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...e=COOLERMASTER and get a good PSU such as this one : http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...ufacture=HIPER

That was my previous one and i loved it! And it's modular http://www.hardwarecanucks.com//imag...4fedecee92.gif

sswilson April 6, 2007 09:56 AM

Recommended PSU for a 1950pro is 30A on the 12V line.

If I recall correctly it's between 8 & 11A draw all by itself.

I replaced my 520W 28A OCZ when I picked up mine because so many folks were having problems with underpowered PSUs.

It might have powered it, but I didn't want to take a chance on damaging my system through overheating. (The VRMs on both the vid card and the mobo heat up because they're trying to clean up the dirty power put out by a PSU pushed beyond its limits).

cdn_Madrach April 6, 2007 10:15 AM

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Originally Posted by sswilson (Post 5499)
Recommended PSU for a 1950pro is 30A on the 12V line.

If I recall correctly it's between 8 & 11A draw all by itself.

I replaced my 520W 28A OCZ when I picked up mine because so many folks were having problems with underpowered PSUs.

It might have powered it, but I didn't want to take a chance on damaging my system through overheating. (The VRMs on both the vid card and the mobo heat up because they're trying to clean up the dirty power put out by a PSU pushed beyond its limits).

So you could actually overheat by having inadequite Psu.... that's good info:thumb: Thanks Wilson. That's why I like this forum... I've probably learned as much since I've been a member as I knew all together before being a member....hmmm if that makes sense..... oh I see it's past dinner... nap time lol

omgwtf April 6, 2007 12:36 PM

i'm thinking of buying a raidmax sagitta + ocz gamexstream 600w...


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