Power Supply question for ASUS TUSL2-C P3 MB / PC

Posted on 2004-08-23
Last Modified: 2012-06-21
BIOS version for this MB is 1014; have had problems with internal SCSI IBM Hard drives, and other components and looking to upgrade the Power Supply.  Looking for your expertise on the Power Supply you recommend, including pricing and wattage.  Is 400 Watts adquate?  Does this Motherboard have requirements in terms of the requirements?  Don't have time this week to research, so asking your help.  The ASUS site has had 'issues', so haven't had much luck finding BIOS updates, if applicable nor sufficient tech data on this TUSLC-2 motherboard.
Thanks in advance,
Question by:Asta Cu
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Callandor earned 150 total points
ID: 11870214
In general, Enermax, Antec Truepower, Zalman, PC Power and Cooling, and Thermaltake make good quality power supplies.  I use an Eneramx 365, which has 26a on the 12v rail.

Enermax 365W Power supply

Thermaltake Purepower 420W

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buckeyes33 earned 100 total points
ID: 11872587
Well you can easliy calculate your wattage needs with this calculator

Along with Callandor I will never put a cheap power supply in a computer.  Power supplies are the #1 componet of a computer.   I personally like Enermax power supplies and use a FC465 which is a 460 watt power supply.  The reason that I like Enermax is the fact that they do not skimp you out of amps on the 12V rail.  The list that Callandor has stated is what I would stick with.  IMO I think that Thermaltake power supplies are too expensive compared to what you get.  If you have the money get a PC power and Cooling as they are hands down the best and know one is even close to there power supplies.  However, a 350W power supply would cost you around $200.  

Here is some power supplies
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by:Asta Cu
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Thank you both.
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Did you check out that $36.50 Thermaltake I listed?  I just picked one up, and it is nice and quiet.  Only 18a on the 12v rail, compared to the 26a of the Enermax, but a good buy for that price.

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no i did not look at it.  That is a good price, but with a SCSI drive he might need more power.  Depends on how many he has.
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"She", I believe, is the correct pronoun ;-)
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by:Asta Cu
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Tee hee, yep; a She.  Thanks much to you all.  Off to the races (so to speak).
":0) Asta

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