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i'm putting together a new machine.
please recommend a psu, brand, wattage, etc.

mobo = asus p5ql pro
cpu = intel core 2 duo 3.16ghz
memory = kingston 4gb (2 sticks)
video = evga 9500gt, pci-e 16 2.0, 512mb
hdd = seagate 320gb, 7200rpm, sata
dvd = samsung 22x, sata
tower = silverstone kl02bw, 2x120mm
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For such a build, I recommend the power supply below.
http://www.newegg.ca...N82E16817256037
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For such a build, I recommend the power supply below.
http://www.newegg.ca...N82E16817256037
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ok, i am comparing this to http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817153052.
the silverstone is crossfire and sli ready, and the thermaltake isnt, so thats a negative.
what i am concerned with is cable management.
i dont want tons of cables to have to hide/move around.
i cant tell by the specs, but which one has less??
or are they both gonna be about the same, just in different way?
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If you are concerned about cable management, you're going to want to purchase a modular PSU. As far as Thermaltake goes, they have some decent power supplies and then they have some below average power supplies, the one you have mentioned falls into the below average category. Due to the fact that modular power supplies are In which case, I'd recommend the power supply below.
http://www.newegg.co...x...1&Tpk=520HX
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ah i looked up modular, that would be perfect!
instead of hiding cables, i can just not hook them up!!.
however, i want to keep it below $100, but i dont want a cheap one either u know.

OK i found this ... http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817153059
its cheaper at $85, has 1 less 12v rail (dont know what that means), and the overall review is slightly less.

i saw some antec's just a few bucks cheaper, but the reviews were a bit lower too, hmm.
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The TR2 isn't as good as the corsair, but is still a decent unit.
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Edited by james_8970, 13 October 2008 - 10:32 PM.

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ok here is another question.
i know i will need to run 2 hdd's, 1 being a new SATA, and my old PATA.
now the mobo i am looking at has 1 PATA, so im good there.
is it common for at atx12v psu to supply power to PATA hdd's also?
what spec do i need to look for?
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Many of the 'newer' PATA drives took SATA connectors, otherwise they were all molex connectors.
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