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recommendations for a psu

Hey guys, I need some recomendations in deciding which psu to buy. I have 5 harddrives setup on a raid, and i've been having problems with it, so i need a good solid psu... with enough power, but not too much, and not too loud. more recomentaions the better~ thanks guys~

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P/S
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Enermax PSU's
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(NT) (NT) How much is too much?
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How much is too much?

No such thing. But you can have too little. John

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FYI - There is no such thing as too much. The system will demand what it wants and the p/s unit will supply it up to its limits. Nope, the full wattage isn't always present unless needed. So, if the system needs 322W and the system is rated for 350W, great you got it. But, don't expect that to be always the case on a constant basis, meaning sustaining rating value isn't a given, its only for peak usage which will vary as the norm. However, if the norm becomes too much demand to handle, then expect a degrading of the p/s unit sooner or later. Thus, a higher rated p/s will supply its rated values for a more sustained time and be "stable".
I've always suggested a decent 400W or better is very good, by the brandname, Enermax, Vantec, Antec, and maybe Forton(sp). Check the cpu support website for p/s unit models "approved" for rated cpu usage, like Intel 2.4Mhz, etc..

enjoy Happy -----Willy

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Hmmm.....

Noticed you made mention in another forum that you have a
Antec True 430W Power Supply. Antec is generally considered a good brand of power supply. No one answered your question on the problem you are having, and you are just assuming it is the power supply. Perhaps you should state your problem in this forum and someone may offer some help or ideas.

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