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Using Case Power Supplies?

by ksoiehawo / May 30, 2005 6:38 AM PDT
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Antec makes quality components....
by Michael Geist / May 30, 2005 7:57 AM PDT

I had one power supply fail and it was replaced under a 3 year warranty.

The company your links show is Anitec. They appear to be playing fast with their name and hoping people will confuse them with Antec.

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I know
by ksoiehawo / May 30, 2005 8:06 AM PDT

The stores name is Anitec, the product I linked to was Antec... It comes with a 500W power supply and I was wondering if that was a quality power supply included.

If I was to buy a case, would it be better to buy one that already had an power supply, or an empty one and buy a seperate power supply?

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It's not likely that a retailer will....
by Michael Geist / May 30, 2005 8:15 AM PDT
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include a high-end PS in an econo-box case. Cost is always the issue. Depending on the type of machine you are building will determine whether you use the included PS or replace it with another. I will sometimes use an included PS in a lower end machine or one I am troubleshooting.

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Antec makes two grades
by Ray Harinec / May 30, 2005 8:21 AM PDT
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of power supplies. The quality line is called somthing like true power or some such thing. Try to find out which comes with the case. Usually you can buy the better cases without a power supply, if you can do that and buy the supply separately.

Maybe get the neo type supply where the cables are separate from the case [they plug in at both ends] This costs, but it saves cluttering up the interior storing unused cables and blocking airflow.

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450 Watt PSU may cover 99.9% of what we'll use.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 30, 2005 8:23 AM PDT

Antec is fine for such. I wouldn't worry much unless you were going to tell us about the 4 hard disks, dual DVD recorders, dual SLI PCIe video and 2GB of RAM on a spiffy Dual Core 64-bit CPU.


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Thanks for the info guys
by ksoiehawo / May 30, 2005 8:42 AM PDT

I found another case for just a bit more that includes a Antec Truepower PSU

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Smart Power 2.0 Series?
by ksoiehawo / May 30, 2005 8:46 AM PDT

How are the Antec SmartPower series?

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(NT) (NT) Is it like Antecs budget line?
by ksoiehawo / May 30, 2005 1:56 PM PDT
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They do have a website.
by Ray Harinec / May 31, 2005 5:33 AM PDT

You can study the models there.

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Case Power Supplies?
by jcrobso / May 31, 2005 6:11 AM PDT

Here is what I have found out, a case with PS under $50 you will MOST likely have replace the PS at some point.
Case with PS $50~90 have better PS the replacment the odds are better that the PS will last, but still may have to be replaced.
Over $100 for case and PS depends since this price range the cases a very ornate and have a lot of flashy trimmings and a OK PS or a good PS.
I assume that all PS will fail some day and keep a spare on hand.
I have found Anitec to be good cases and with good PS, I have four of them. John

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