humberto schrijft dat bij GamePC een roundup te vinden is waar verschillende voedingen worden getest. Er worden verschillende units getest variŽrend van de 300Watt Turbocool unit tot de 550Watt Enermax unit met een extra krachtlijntje voor Pentium 4 moederborden. Alle geteste exemplaren blijken zonder uitzondering prima te presteren, en afhankelijk van je eisen zijn ze allemaal een goede koop (dŻh):
With computers becoming faster and faster, computer users (especially power users) should really be conscious of their choice in power supplies. Good power regulation and a clean voltage line will help you maintain system stability and integrity. There are many computers sold now with inadequate supplies for upgrading (200W, even 230W). You could find yourself with problems when you start to add CD-RWs and extra hard drives, not to mention extra PCI cards, especially SCSI adapters. A solid choice in a power supply ensures you will be able to upgrade to your hearts content and just have to worry about things like driver issues and "Do I have enough slots?"
For those who are looking for a high power supply but don't like all the fan noise, either the PC Power and Cooling Silencer or one of the Enermax power supplies would be a great choice. All three of them are virtually silent, and provide more than enough power for most systems. The Enermax 500W supply is all set for the upgrade to the Pentium IV. Although Intel will be changing the motherboard design standards again, so a new case will probably be necessary as well. The PC P&C Silencer was my personal favorite. Dead silent plus the power conditioning makes for very precise power output (I wish it just had the external on/off switch). For those who don't want to spend nearly as much, both the Sparkle and TurboCool are stable supplies. The voltage trends suggest that both of these may be the most susceptible to being loaded down with many drives (4+) and peripherals.
I would seriously urge all serious computer owners to think about the power supply on their next computer, it will keep your upgrade path clear of obstacles you normally don't think of (like power) and keep your computer chugging along.