Well, I finally took the plunge and ordered the PCPower and Cooling Silencer 400.
Not cheap, but worth it. That about sums it up.
$169 for 400W (actually 425, but it is listed at 400). BUT- Quiet, even under heavy draw, and tight tight tight regulation. How tight?
Well, the hardware monitor in my bios used to read things like 12.25, 5.15 etc. with my old Enlight 300W. Now they read 12.01 and 4.99. That's tight.
Glad I did it.
I also plunged and ordered some good Panaflow L 80mm fans. Decent airflow and low noise.
These beat the hell out of the buzzsaws they replaced. Two fans in my Antec 830SX seem to be keeping my CUV4X-D with dual 1GHz PIII's under 35degC under load! One fan blows in across the HD's (1 IBM 36LZX 9.1, 1 Quantum Atlas 10K II 9.1, and 1 WD600BB 60GB), and one blows out the back by the processors.
Another thing I ordered was a rounded 50pin scsi cable from plycon.com. The construction is ok (this is the beige type, not the silver), though not all that inspiring. It seems to be ok so far, though I'm going to test the burner a little more thoroghly and rip some audio and dvd's first before I pass ultimate judgement.
What the rounded cables do, though, is improve airflow. Plus the Rounded is much easier to snake through my case than the huge flat ribbon, 7 position beast it replaced. :roll:
Now I need to snag a rounded silver floppy and ATA 100 cable, and I'll be all set.
Don't know if I'll trust the U160 roundeds, though. Seems a bit much to expcect....
Well, if anyone was waiting for a beta tester for any of the above.... your wait is over...