First post, by Delerium
I just bought an Antec PP-303X PSU for my year 2000 ASUS K7M, AMD Athlon 1GHz Slot A and 3dfx Voodoo5 5500 build. NOS and sealed. Do I need to recap it before I use it or just check inside so no caps are leaking? I know its very old and that there are newer and better alternatives out there but I want a time period correct computer, including the PSU if its possible. In this test it did very well.
"All of the power supplies that could boot Test System #2 are more than fit to power your new Athlon system, but if we're going to crown a winner it would have to be the Antec PP-303X. There was a noticeable difference in stability between the units that placed at the top of our System Stress Test and those that came in at around 95%, while they all provided for stable operation, some were more prone to causing crashes under heavy stress than others.
You have to keep in mind that not everyone will be running as stressful as a setup as the one we put together here, but in an attempt to separate the best power supplies from the rest we had to go to those extremes. If you stick with the Antec PP-303X or the Delta Electronics DPS-338AB C rev.00 then you won't have to worry about your power supply causing any instability with your Athlon system."