February 1st 07, 01:29 AM
On Tue, 30 Jan 2007 11:53:57 -0800, Bill
>In article >,
>> Thanks for the info. I thought Antec was suppose to be a better brand.
> It is, but Antec has more than one line of power supply.
> See: http://www.antec.com/us/pro_powerSupply.html
> I submit that, as with most things, price varies with quality and
Ur right. All I had seen were the economy versions.
Still, only 3, 12 volt rails and 450 watts is a bit light for a system
of that magnitude.
>> Though I believe one or two have gone out on me in several years, but I am a
>> heavy computer user with several computers.
Drives, power supplies, motherboards, uncounted fans, and a couple of
CPUs. I don't remember ever losing a video card though.
I lost the MoBoard when a PS failed.
Drives have both increased in capacity and come down in price
dramatically, but I seem to be seeing a corresponding reduction in
their lifetimes as well.
I built up a 64 bit dual core and am now trying to find drivers for my
HDTV tuner [email protected]
card. That is the only thing I haven't
been able to get on 64 bit XP Pro. I may have to replace it if I
can't find any drivers. Now if I could only find a "good" HDMI to DVI
converter and not just a breakout box...
I have 4 other computers that it'll work in, but I don't want to have
to put one of them out in the shop with the new one. That and
convincing my wife I need a monitor for the spare computer might take
some doing as she'd want to know why I wanted a 22 to 24" wide screen
for a spare. <:-)) I'd really put that on the big computer and the
old 17" on the spare.
I've reached the point where the "upgrades" are no longer minor and
find there is very little I can use out of the previous machine. I've
even gone to full size tower cases with the last two being quite
different than the flimsy Aluminum ones I've used for some time.
With Vista degrading premium audio and video content my AV machine is
definitely staying XP Pro.
> There is nothing made by man that will not fail sooner or later.
Roger Halstead (K8RI & ARRL life member)
(N833R, S# CD-2 Worlds oldest Debonair)