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Old 10-15-2007, 02:57 PM   #1
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i bought a Dimension E510 last year that has a 300W PSU and now i want to get a new Gfx card + plus b able to overclock Does anyone know if i could use aftermarket PSU on my dell and if so what kind? i only need about 500W
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so long as your computer uses the ATX or Mini-ATX for factor - almost all standard PSU will be compatible - but be careful with the motherboard power cable since some need a 20 Pin connector and some need a 24 pin connector.
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Old 10-15-2007, 04:19 PM   #3
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big thanks bro, i was worried that only dell makes are alowed but yes it is atx
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^ then your good since no matter who makes the computer an atx for factor is more or less a guarantee it will work.
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Old 10-15-2007, 04:24 PM   #5
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any recommendations for PSUs?
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are you in the us?

Edit: Here are a few i found just quickly from http://www.newegg.com which are rated at 500W max and have 70% and 80% efficiency...

PSU 1 for $49.99

PSU 2 for $69.99

They are both SLI capable, with 2 12v rails, and two PCI-E connectors. PSU 1 has 70% efficiency at full load, and PSU 2 has 80% efficiency at full load. Both also have a 20+4 connector for the motherboard - which means it can be changed to suit a 20-Pin motherboard power connector or a 24-Pin connector. Hope it helps.
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$50!! sounds good to me 90% ill but that thanks bro. i only have 1 pci-e slot anyways lol
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