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    Question Need help to find the best power supply!!!!!!!

    I have been reading up on all of the messages and have been searching the web for the best power supply for my system.
    Will the Arise ACE865V work with this system.

    --Motherboard AMPTRON 586 SIS530 AT A/V/L/M

    --Processor Cyrix 6x86 200MHz

    --Memory 64MB PC100

    --IBM 3.2 GB Laptop Slimline HDD

    --IBM 540mb Laptop Slimline HDD
    (not sure if i am going to use this only if needed)

    --Trident PCI video card with tv-out

    --Creative PC-DVD card with tv-out

    --IRman

    --5.6 LCD Screen

    --12x DVD ROM

    I have found a few sites where i can build my own but i would like to avoid that.
    here are the sites i found let me know which is the best to use:
    http://sproggy.mp3car.com/psu.html

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    http://cybersake.www.cistron.nl/carmp3/

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    http://www.jarcom.com/inmotion/power.htm
    -----I have already bought all the hard to find parts for this psu but I am not sure if it is going to work.

    I have bought all of the hardware and an idea on what kind of software i will develop but i am stuck on the PSU?????

    Thanks for the help sory for the epic message I just would like some help.

    Jeff Seifert
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    Get it, It will work. If you had looked at some of my pictures, you will c that it will work. Btw, if u can ditch the cyrix cpu please DO it ASAP!
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    The power supply will work, but the CPU will not. Even though the 586 says it's compatible with the Cyrix processor, it will not boot that chip. I ran into this problem and had to get an Intel 166MMX. It's a rather large shame, as those Cyrix 200 chips are fairly speedy, and dirt cheap...
    Player: Pentium 166MMX, Amptron 598LMR MB w/onboard Sound, Video, LAN, 10.2 Gig Fujitsu Laptop HD, Arise 865 DC-DC Converter, Lexan Case, Custom Software w/Voice Interface, MS Access Based Playlists
    Car: 1986 Mazda RX-7 Turbo (highly modded), 1978 RX-7 Beater (Dead, parting out), 2001 Honda Insight
    "If one more body-kitted, cut-spring-lowered, farty-exhausted Civic revs on me at an intersection, I swear I'm going to get out of my car and cram their ridiculous double-decker aluminium wing firmly up their rump."

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    I was wondering if that PSU would work because no one had a cdrom or a floppy with their system so I wasn't sure because the cdrom and hardrive use the most power. About the cyrix200 do you think there might me a bios update that solved the problem with the 200 chip? Has anyone taken a look?
    Thanks you the Info I am going to buy the arise today......
    I will be up and running in the next week ur so.
    Jeff
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    I tried loading the BIOS update (which said it had "various fixes for Cyrex CPUs") but it didn't make a difference.

    The power supply should be able to handle the extra load of the floppy and CDROM, as it is doubtful that you will be using both at the same time. The CDROM will draw large currents, but only when it is spinning up.
    Player: Pentium 166MMX, Amptron 598LMR MB w/onboard Sound, Video, LAN, 10.2 Gig Fujitsu Laptop HD, Arise 865 DC-DC Converter, Lexan Case, Custom Software w/Voice Interface, MS Access Based Playlists
    Car: 1986 Mazda RX-7 Turbo (highly modded), 1978 RX-7 Beater (Dead, parting out), 2001 Honda Insight
    "If one more body-kitted, cut-spring-lowered, farty-exhausted Civic revs on me at an intersection, I swear I'm going to get out of my car and cram their ridiculous double-decker aluminium wing firmly up their rump."

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    I was also wondering if there was a way or a site that will tell me how to run the Arise PSU and a AT ac/dc PSU all in at the same time so I can use either one. I am designing the case to hold both of the PSU's. I know that it takes up alot of space but i want to be able to take it inside of any house and plig it in and go.
    Jeff
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    jssaggie: it will work. Have you looked at my setup.
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