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Old 01-11-2007, 08:48 AM   #1
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Default ATX Power Supply for mATX CasE?

ok guys i need a new power supply..mine is only 400watts which isnt bad..but since i play a lot of games and the fan has become loose on the back making a loud sound...and i have had it for about 4 years now so its time for an upgrade

now do i have to get a mATX powersupplly...or do just normal ATX powersupplys work in mATX cases...it looks like a atx one but idk

plz help thx...also how many watts should i get since i am upgrading to a

pent4 3.2ghZ
1gig of ram
and i have a 7600gs?

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maybe 500 watts?
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Old 01-11-2007, 09:54 AM   #2
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Default Re: ATX Power Supply for mATX CasE?

Normally, If you have any kind of ATX case, any ATX PSU will fit and work.

I just looked up the mATX case module, and it seems that any ATX PSU will work. So go ahead and order one, if a 400 is working fine and the fan is the only problem, you wouldnt need one greater than 450 watts, unless you want to upgrade your components within the computer.
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Default Re: ATX Power Supply for mATX CasE?

what I'd do is measure the dimensions of the current psu and then check if the atx psu's have the same dimensions. Just make sure that it fits.
As for the wattage, 400w is fine for a computer like that, but you can get a one with more wattage if you want to leave a lot of room for upgrading, but 400w will definitely be enough for that.
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