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Hey guys,

I was just wanting to know what you guys think about the Enlight PSU's. Smartguard keeps turning off my 4x, 8x, AGP support for my 9600 pro and it is messing with the FarCry demo I am trying out due to my limited wattage. I currently have a 300watt PSU running:
2500+
9600pro (as mentioned above)
1024 RAM 2700
DVD/CDRW (seperate drives)
MSI K7N2-Delta L
80g 7200 8mg
3 case fans (80 mm).

Any web-review, recommendations, and opinions welcome.

Thanks!
 

Crashman

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I've been served well by Enlight, but remember that their power supplies are a little "light", so that 300W might not be "enough" for your system.

I really doubt it's a power supply issue however. Why not download Motherboard Monitor 5, turn on the logging feature for short intervals and lots of recordings (I set mine for 5 second intervals and 60 instances so I can get a 5 minute record of events before a crash). Then when it gives you a problem, check the logs for voltage irregularities!

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ok maybe i didnt make this entirely clear. i do not have an enlight 300 watt PSU, I have an Antec 300 watt PSU. and yes it is a PSU problem because my roomates Enlight 420 PSU will let me run the game and SMARTGUARD will not turn off my AGP 4x, 8x support with that one installed.

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Crashman

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OK, well Enlight makes very nice midgrade power supplies. They're a little lighter than an Antec True Power, but tend to hold stable voltage better than Antec's budget lines. They don't have the headroom of say, a Fortron Source power supply, but for your system they really don't need it. I'd go at least 350W with an Enlight if you're considering purchasing one, unless you plan on buying the 420W from your roomate.

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A REAL Fortron Source or one of those "High Power" brand generic supplies Newegg sells as "fortron"?

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PC Power and Cooling makes the best PSU. They have been around for a long time and have been consider the best PSU manufacturer for a long.

Also I would never put a 350 watt PSU on my primary system. It simply does not povide enough power for all the components in my computer.
 

Crashman

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Those are fairly heavy, heavier than ALL my Antecs. They output around 410W, which is more than a True Power 380.

I don't own any True Power supplies, but I assembled my friends system, I believe the True Power 380 was lighter.

PC Power and Cooling has been known to source power supplies from Fortron Source.

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I am sure about the PSU is a lot lighter than either Antec True Power or PC Power and Cooling PSU. I was supprise by how light the PSU was.

Where did you get the info that Fortron makes PC Power and Cooling PSU? I read a few reviews on PC Power and Cooling PSU but none of them give a hint on who makes the PSU for them.
 

Crashman

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I read it in a review. I don't keep a history log of the reviews I read, try doing a google on Fortron and PC Power and Cooling. The review I read was one where they pulled the cover off to see what whas inside.

I don't know what you got your hands on, Fortron Source PSU's are very heavy. At least twice as heavy as a PowMax for example.

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got my psu, fairly heavier than my old antec, and quieter. everything runs abit smoother and loads abit faster. it is quite nice. thanks for your advice.

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Don't say that, becuase i have a fortron like that kid above and i hope i didn't get ripped off. :)
If i did though it's one of the best power supplies i've used. And then i would have to recommend this generic supply.

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You got what, a Fortron Source or a "High Power" brand supposedly made by fortron?

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Enlight power supplies are made by Sirtec, which produces several brands, including Vantec, Thermaltake, and Highpower. They're of decent quality but are not the very best, like Antec Truepower or Fortron-Source.

PC Power & Cooling gets the cores of their power supplies from Fortron-Source (lower power models), Zippy-Emacs, and Win-tact, and adds or modifies them.

One reason Fortron-Source power supplies tend to be heavier is because they have larger transformers, but they have transformers partly because they run them at a roughly 35% lower frequency than usual.
 

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