Thinking of getting this PSU

Worf101

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I'm currently running the following set up I built earlier this month:

AMD Athalon 64Fx-53
Asus A8V Deluxe VIA K8T800 Pro Chipset ATX AMD MB
1 Gig of OCZ 3500 unbuffered Ram
2 Western Digital 74 Gig Raptors in Raid 1
DVD ASUS 16X DVD
DVD+/-RW PLEXTOR|PX-712A
CPU FAN SPIRE|SP703C3-1 KK3 AMD
Cooler Master Wave Master Case with an Aspire Turbo 500 watt power supply.
M-Audio Revolution sound card

I'm giving my son my old XP 2000 I built 2.5 years ago that was obsolete by 3:00 the afternoon I built it. I like what I've built but I'm still waiting on my X800XT PE card (from where God only knows) and a replacement for the M-Audio Card that's not working properly.

When the graphics card comes I'm thinking to upgrading to the following PSU for case simplication, less clutter and upgradability if I ever go to PCI-E:

Antec 480 watt 120mm fan ATX 12V v2.0 power supply, Active PFC, Model "NeoPower"

NewEgg's got an instant rebate that'll bring the price down to $119.00 with free shipping. I'll then put the Aspire in my son's case.

Any thoughts on the applicability of this PSU? Value at $119.00 delivered and will it run my current system?

Da Worfster


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BeyRevRa

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I dunno, I have a hard time justifying paying that much for a 480 PSU. Granted it would be nice to be able to only have the necessary wires plugged in, but I don't see why its worth $50(after rebate) than most GOOD 480 PSU's. However, judging by the rig you have going for you it seems that you are building the tip-top-of-the-line computer and if your really looking to have the best everything then I suppose go for it. Otherwise, pocket the 50 bucks and creatively tuck your spare cables.

AMD 64 3400+
MSI K8N Neo Platinum
1 GB Kingston HyperX PC3200
ATI AIW 9600XT
WD Raptor 74GB