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by SnooP
Sat Apr 08, 2006 5:37 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Opinions on quiet SLI mid (to low) budget PSU
Replies: 29
Views: 11436

500w will do fine. I'd run that off an antec sp2 350w without a worry :)
Anyways try a seasonic s12 500w, its quiet and has dual pcie connectors for the 2 6800gts. theres also the antec neo HE 500w, which is quiet, but be careful (many users have issues with this psu).
by SnooP
Sat Apr 08, 2006 5:34 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic SS Series and SS-700HM?
Replies: 9
Views: 3694

Your could be right. Assuming similar efficiency levels to ss series, it may not since the longer cables of S12 verses oem SS mean lower efficiency. now back to that pic: http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showpost.php?p=1382102&postcount=12 56A 12V rail!!!! quad sli anyone? :D seriously though thi...
by SnooP
Sat Apr 08, 2006 3:23 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Power Supply for DFI Ultra-D
Replies: 30
Views: 8510

the zalman 460w will handle any current single videocard system (and most sli systems with an adapter), and will handle dx10 cards easy when they come out. most systems draw at the most 200w dc for single v/card system, up to 300w or so for sli system (overclocked).
by SnooP
Fri Apr 07, 2006 9:59 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Power Supply for DFI Ultra-D
Replies: 30
Views: 8510

I'd have an incling that the seasonic s12 330w/380w would be fine with dfi, since there different psu design to the 500/600w models. an Antec neo HE 380w could be worth a look, though its a bit of a gamble again, especially considering how light your system is (therefore may have issues with high ef...
by SnooP
Wed Apr 05, 2006 3:55 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: diff. between atx 1.3 2.2 etc
Replies: 1
Views: 940

The importent differences: atx v 1.3 is 20pin ATX connectors, optional SATA, and smallish 12V rails (fine for old systems, not so good for newer ones) atx v2.01 is 24pin atx, sata, pcie power, and big 12V rails (suited perfectly for newer systems) atx v2.2 is 24pin atx, sata, pcie power, and even bi...
by SnooP
Sat Apr 01, 2006 4:50 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PSU - Silverstone ST52F very loud under load
Replies: 1
Views: 786

Yep the entire zeus series is noisy, there server grade designed psu's that the silverstone marketers slapped 'enthusiest' stickers on. I'd suggest just sell em and replace with seasonic s12 330w or some other psu designed for silence :)
by SnooP
Wed Mar 29, 2006 3:56 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Advice on PSU
Replies: 7
Views: 2844

Not a fan of fanless psu's, so i'd agree replace it with a antec neo HE 380w (make sure you take care of min load requirements though)
by SnooP
Mon Mar 13, 2006 7:04 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: A8N-SLI Premium - A64 dual core fully loaded = Dramas !
Replies: 15
Views: 3364

Personally i'd suggest you replace the psu altogether. A seasonic s12 500w or enermax liberty 400/500w would do nicely, or antec neo HE 500w. The zeus was never designed for silence, its a server psu that the markers then decided to call it a 'SLI psu'.
by SnooP
Sat Mar 11, 2006 10:27 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: [CeBIT 06] Dedicated PSUs from Arctic-Cooling, the M1 and V1
Replies: 8
Views: 2157

no heatsinks, so its not a proper psu, more a conditioner of some sought perhaps? Still seems very niche, just get a new psu.
by SnooP
Sat Mar 11, 2006 10:19 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Torn between Neo HE or SP2.0
Replies: 9
Views: 2795

the sp2 500w will have too short cables, if the 350w version is anything to go by (way to short) EDIT: sounds like sp500w would do fine, but neo HE would be quieter assuming it works :) . The neo HE 430w (or 380w) is a better choice. As a rough guide, halve whater peak output that psu calc says and ...
by SnooP
Mon Mar 06, 2006 11:12 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Power Supply Wattage Thread on DFI-Street
Replies: 14
Views: 3603

I wouldn't care if it was 'tell the n00bs 500w minimum, but you smart boys can wisely pick a decent brand name 350w psu and we'll be happy with that'. No its iron clad, don't ask questions etc. Just follow blindy see: http://www.dfi-street.com/forum/showpost.php?p=101722&postcount=34 in particular t...
by SnooP
Mon Mar 06, 2006 9:25 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Power Supply Wattage Thread on DFI-Street
Replies: 14
Views: 3603

And critically if your running extreme high end SLI/crossfire, the two graphics cards must either run off seperate 12V rails (for 3/4 rail psu's), and won't work at all on 'actual' dual rail psu's (20A current limit limit on 12V1 regardless of wattage rating/total 12V capacity). Luckily more and mor...
by SnooP
Mon Mar 06, 2006 7:03 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PSU trouble with SLI / Crossfire article at extremetech
Replies: 22
Views: 10959

Ahh yes, or as you said early the limiters are set to 250VA or maybe even 260VA (in which case once videocards are overclocked, psu 21A limit may trip. Otherwise would seem a bit strange having the two seperate 12V wirings on the pcb if theres no current limters, as the extreme o/c review has a pict...
by SnooP
Mon Mar 06, 2006 6:06 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PSU trouble with SLI / Crossfire article at extremetech
Replies: 22
Views: 10959

So it's looking like this is caused by the "shared power plane" between 5v and 12v. I can't remeber hearing that term before, is this usually refered to as something else? Seperate voltage regulators for each voltage maybe? This is what i was getting at, the 'shared plane' is the total 12V capacity...
by SnooP
Sun Mar 05, 2006 11:31 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PSU trouble with SLI / Crossfire article at extremetech
Replies: 22
Views: 10959

Good article, though theres either a mistake in method or explenation, in particular the mention of 5V minmum loads on zeus 650w and then right after their fix of using pcie-molex adapter will confuse some readers. The cross loading requirements has nothing at all to do with the problem of exceeding...
by SnooP
Sat Mar 04, 2006 9:51 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Power Supply Wattage Thread on DFI-Street
Replies: 14
Views: 3603

Added to that thread :)
by SnooP
Wed Mar 01, 2006 3:52 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: The most accurate PCU wattage calculator?
Replies: 7
Views: 2808

Very flawed. Following problems: uses TDP values for wattages, which are often significently higher than actual for AMD, and smaller the actual for intel. Example - venice 3000+ and 3500+ have the same TDP (67w), but obviously different actual consumptions (about 40w for 3000+, 45w for 3500+. Overcl...
by SnooP
Fri Feb 17, 2006 4:42 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PSU 12V line at 13.184v
Replies: 3
Views: 1156

yeah definately check with a multimeter :)
If its actually @ 13V, thats too high, will shorten the life of the computer.
by SnooP
Tue Feb 14, 2006 2:11 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Power Supply Advise Please!
Replies: 44
Views: 14764

Should get him to post his results (pics of computer + benchmarks) over at dfi-street. That'll stir up a few people there :D :D
by SnooP
Tue Feb 14, 2006 3:46 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Power Supply Advise Please!
Replies: 44
Views: 14764

Excellent post as usual MikeC :D hats off I'd still be slightly skeptical about recommend the seasonic unit, particularly if the user plans on overclocking, based on Bjorn3d Review . The antec truecontrol 2 550w (dual 12V rail) psu just shuts down when running FEAR on 7800gtx 512mb (suggesting 20A c...
by SnooP
Tue Feb 14, 2006 12:18 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Power Supply Advise Please!
Replies: 44
Views: 14764

well obviously, but your missing the point - that number is close to double what the actual wattage draw would be. Also given such overclocks (165 @ 2.6-2.7ghz @ 1.55V) are often achieved using the stock hsf, its obvious the number is roughly twice the actual (since stock hsf would not handle 240w w...
by SnooP
Mon Feb 13, 2006 5:27 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Is Antec Neo HE 430 enough for X1900XTX + CrossFire
Replies: 15
Views: 4629

hmm i'm not following you? from dual 12V sticky: What the above means is that you don't need to worry about imbalances in power draw on the 12V lines —as long as no single rail is asked to deliver more than 20A. What i'm getting at: 12V1 is asked to deliver more than 20A due to two x1900xt in crossf...
by SnooP
Mon Feb 13, 2006 3:27 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Power Supply Advise Please!
Replies: 44
Views: 14764

...47A!.... Looking good except for a couple of things: hard drive and cdroms only draw that much spinning up, so hard drives become just about irrelevent after spinning up (done at computer startup, when graphics cards are idling and not drawing much power). However theres an obvious problem that ...
by SnooP
Mon Feb 13, 2006 3:17 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Is Antec Neo HE 430 enough for X1900XTX + CrossFire
Replies: 15
Views: 4629

For anyone else thinking of such a setup I'd suggest strongly against getting any dual rail PSU, such as seasonic S12 500w/600w etc Reason? Remember all components except cpu power off 12V1, which is current limited to 20A. Two x1900xtx are already drawing 20A so very likely psu will just turn off i...
by SnooP
Sun Jan 01, 2006 10:54 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Ahanix SilenX 400 vs Seasonic S12-380
Replies: 1
Views: 919

the silenx only has 15A 12V rail, so put it in the lighter system (htpc), and run the seasonic (22A 12V rail) in the 6600gt SLI system.
by SnooP
Sun Jan 01, 2006 10:52 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Why is my new S12-330 noisy? - SOLVED
Replies: 13
Views: 3285

Yeah its the antec smartpower 2.0 series that has the fan moniter problem. Besides if the moniter is reporting 780rpm, chances are thats what the fan is doing.
by SnooP
Tue Dec 13, 2005 9:25 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: p150 neo psu with dfi mobo?
Replies: 4
Views: 1517

close enough going off mikeC's review.

http://www.silentpcreview.com/article273-page5.html

With a DFI board you shouldn't have any issues, you'll probably get the revised unit anyway if you buy now perhaps.
by SnooP
Tue Dec 06, 2005 3:58 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Silverstone ST-400
Replies: 7
Views: 2789

haven't got a seasonic to compare to. About as quiet as my tagan 420w, but better you ask someone who's got a proper 'silent pc' :wink:
by SnooP
Tue Dec 06, 2005 2:59 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Silverstone ST-400
Replies: 7
Views: 2789

hmm thats interesting. the ST365 wasn't paricularly noisy here when i tried it out, then again not 'silent systems'. fan as ADDA as already mentioned, same as lower models of seasonic series going off other thread.
http://forums.silentpcreview.com/viewtopic.php?t=27362
by SnooP
Fri Dec 02, 2005 1:03 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: video card busting power supply?
Replies: 14
Views: 2871

Theres plenty of 24pin PSUs that let you clip off 4 of the pins, allowing you to plug it into older 20 pin motherboards without an adapter. I was suggesting a 24pin as they are more likely to have better 12V rails, which is what he needs (and a better, more quiet brand :) ). So i'll revise slightly,...