psu choice - Globalwin or Antec or enermax

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Old 09 September 2003   #1
psu choice - Globalwin or Antec or enermax

Just wondering which of these makes of psu you guys can recommend....
I would go for the globalwin as it claims to be super quiet .. but are they as reliable and good as the antecs or enermax's ?

I am looking to get something around the 400watt power rating...
the most quiet, and reliable psu would do the which one would that be ?

I did try to search for info... but I haven't found anything definitive... so any advice appreciated!

Old 09 September 2003   #2
Antec Truepower's.

Their available in the states at retail locations, and have a 3 yr warranty.
Old 09 September 2003   #3
Definitely Antec.
Old 09 September 2003   #4
I second Antec psu's and Enermax, i use both in my computers, some have variable fan speed settings. Don't penny pinch either when buying a psu, it's an important piece of kit.
Old 09 September 2003   #5
wow... thanks for the rapido replies ! ....

thanks for the suggestions....

but have any of any experience of the globalwin psu's?.... they seem to be more expensive, and more quiet....
check out the specs....

then again, I've not found any specs or (independant) reviews to compare the various manufacturers....
Old 09 September 2003   #6

They've done psu roundup's in the past.

The reason antec is generally recommended is....

1) Their widely available.
2) They actually have warranty's (Many psu's do not)
3) The truepower's are basically silent
4) The truepower's have extremely clean voltages. (Not much variance).
Old 09 September 2003   #7
yep.... thanks greg...

I've done the anandtech search though.... very little on the globalwin..... (unless I missed a trick )

antec it is then!....

thanks again for the advice... much appreciated... !
Old 09 September 2003   #8
ANTEC! I got TruePower 430. Got it with enclosure ANTEC PLUS1080AMG. SILENT BEAUTY!!!!

For me ANTEC for ever!
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Old 09 September 2003   #9
I wouldn't say forever...companies tend to flux in and out of the limelight.

Remember when everyone was crazy for 3dfx cards?

How bout the superior quality and integration of A3D Aureal cards with the vortex2 chips?
Old 09 September 2003   #10
Quote: Originally posted by GregHess
I wouldn't say forever...companies tend to flux in and out of the limelight.

Remember when everyone was crazy for 3dfx cards?

How bout the superior quality and integration of A3D Aureal cards with the vortex2 chips?

aha... thank god that we can rely on the level headedness of Greg to keep any of us from losing grip on reality....

It looks like antec is winning the vote....
Old 10 October 2003   #11
yah, i vote for Antec Truepower. I'm using a 380, real nice and real super quiet... quietest PSU I've ever worked with.
Old 10 October 2003   #12
I've got a Globalwin PSU in my old dualie machine - it works a treat! Recommended to me by an old work colleague. Got the blighter from I've got quite alot of faith in them as far as quality products go!

Edit: Whilst my globalwin PSU has been running solidly for 3 years right now I'd probably recommend you go Antec.


Last edited by jbw : 10 October 2003 at 04:17 PM.
Old 10 October 2003   #13
here's another happy truepower camper, clean voltages especially for athlons because of the seperate rails and very quiet. the temp controlled fan headers are great too. you should be fine with almost any major brand psu however.
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Old 10 October 2003   #14
I recently had to replace a faulty generic PSU and purchased the Antec TruePower 430w. This is a sweet PSU, almost no sound at all, and two fans keeping my case even cooler than before. Also the voltage hasnt fluctuated at all, and the fan rpm can be monitored in windows. The main cable is bound together tightly with a mesh and allows for easy ventilation.

Old 10 October 2003   #15
Btw I just recently purchased a new truepower (I always keep one 330 and 430 as spares for the dept)...

And noticed they changed their styling slightly.

If you haven't seen them, they look even cooler then before .

(They basically changed the color of the 4 prong power plugs to black with gold connectors)
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