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Old 08-15-2006, 12:26 PM   #1
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I am in need of a micro-ATX form factor powersupply .. is there any places that might have other available offerings than new egg, the only ones that looked good enough had marginal reviews. it needs to run the follwing and have 20+4 connector:
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3 IDE drives - CD-Rom - DVD Burner - and 1 Hard drive
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also, how much power should i be looking for? 300-350? 400? 450+?
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well i wouldn't g any lower then a 400watt PSU but if you going to be runnign a prety new CPU and stuff you might want ot go with a 450-500Watt and get * good brand like a Antec, Entermax, Zalman, Vantec <i have a Vantec 520watt i LOVE it!

As far as places...

www.zipzomfly.com
www.geeks.com
www.3dcool.com <-- know the owners vary nice and good people!
www.frozencpu.com <--use to work there, good place.
www.mwave.com <--just as good as newegg.
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if your space is limited and you need the power, just get a full size atx and mount it on top of the case
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well i wouldn't go any lower then a 400watt PSU but if you going to be runnign a prety new CPU and stuff you might want ot go with a 450-500Watt
im running a 3400+ 2.4Ghz AMD 64 OCd to 2.6Ghz...
I dont plan on upgrading anything but storage and RAM

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if your space is limited and you need the power, just get a full size atx and mount it on top of the case
i think this is going to be my biggest problem, because i have a Micro-ATX case.... i would rather keep it internal if i could
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well instead of getting internal HD'*, get a buffalo terastation, they're fairly small with lots of storage, they also have a 2TB out now as well.
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i was thinking about going external, just becuase im running out of bays and power connectors (the main reason i wanna upgrade), but i really like having everything inside....
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well, you could always get a mini tower, a little bit smaller than a mid tower with more room to upgrade than a micro atx.
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new egg sucks. shipping is slow. customer service sucks and there over priced. check out pricewatch.com its a list a bunch of compnays but i buy from 3btech and gamers nation and theres one more just cant think of there name right now.
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Get a full size tower. I only paid $40 for my full size. It'* not heavy like the name brand towers, but, it stil servers its purpose... STORAGE.
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new egg sucks. shipping is slow. customer service sucks and there over priced. check out pricewatch.com its a list a bunch of compnays but i buy from 3btech and gamers nation and theres one more just cant think of there name right now.
Hm... You're the first person I've heard say that about newegg. I've gotten stuff really fast from there. Sometimes overnite, with ground shipping.

Pricewatch has way way too many crap-*** vendors. I've had good service from Newegg, geeks, woot, mwave.

Geeks has some good deals on stuff. They're always having some kinda sale. Kind of a joke, kinda like woot'* $5 shipping for a plasma tv.
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