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 Post subject: Enermax modu82+ which watt? 425 vs 525 vs 625
PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 11:45 am 
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Hello SPCR, I'm coming to you again for system advice :)

I'm trying to decide between which version of this amazing PSU I should get. Currently my local store has all 3 PSU's :

Enermax Modu82+ EMD425AWT 425: $104.99
Enermax Modu82+ EMD525AWT 525: $135.99
Enermax Modu82+ EMD625AWT 625: $149.99

SPCR has the 625 watt one reviewed but my system doesn't use too much resources at all and I kind of wanted to get the lowest watt one.

Here is something a wise man said to me when I asked but I'm not too sure what to make of it:

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I've used all 3 models -- and the pro82+ as well. They alll have the same base acoustics. The lower power models' fans will tend to ramp up at somewhat lower power, but this all depends on case/system airflow/setup. I think they're all super quiet.



My specs:

CPU - Intel Core2Duo E8400
Video Card - ATI Radeon 4870 1GB (replaced stock with accelero)
RAM - 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 - 800
Mobo - Asus P5Q SE2
CD/DVD - Samsung CD / DVD Burner SATA
HardDrive - Seagate 3.5" 500GB SATA
Fans - 3 x 120mm fans running at ~800rpm




Thanks in advance
-ddrj


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525W should be more than Plenty for your needs. 425W would probably run very fine your system aswell and slightly more effectively.

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thejamppa wrote:
525W should be more than Plenty for your needs. 425W would probably run very fine your system aswell and slightly more effectively.


Thanks! I ended up getting the 425 version for the reasons you listed above and also because it was cheaper heh.


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Thanks! I ended up getting the 425 version for the reasons you listed above and also because it was cheaper heh.


I'm thinking i might buy this model myself, and wondered if you would share your experience with it?


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larsolsen wrote:
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Thanks! I ended up getting the 425 version for the reasons you listed above and also because it was cheaper heh.


I'm thinking i might buy this model myself, and wondered if you would share your experience with it?


I made a BIG BIG mistake buying the 425W model. I installed it and it is not very loud but definitely very audible. After searching on these forums, I found out many other people had problems with the 425W version. Apparently it's the "lemon" out of the modu82+ series. From reading some more on these forums, the other 2 are fine (525 and 625) but stay away from the 425. It sounds something like this: when you're on an airplane right before takeoff, with the AC etc..

I am willing to sell mine if you want it though :P It's between selling this or sending it back :(

I think I am going to go with the Corsair HX520 maybe now :(

The quest for a good psu goes on...


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thanks for the reply. think i will go with 525 instead then, altough it's quite expensive.

edit: or perhaps a corsair vx450 with a fan swap, as this is almost the same price as the enermax 425 and i really don't need that much power


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larsolsen wrote:
thanks for the reply. think i will go with 525 instead then, altough it's quite expensive.

edit: or perhaps a corsair vx450 with a fan swap, as this is almost the same price as the enermax 425 and i really don't need that much power


corsair vx450 sounds pretty good... what fan will u be swapping it out with?


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