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Old 01-08-2010, 03:08 PM   #1
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Default I have a question about a PSU...

I'm looking for a PSU for my BTX Gateway FX series Desktop case, and mBTX Intel Motherboard.

If someone could recommend one that would work for me? I've not really worried with different types of PSU's before, the one's I've already had on hand had always worked, but those got a little too old this time.

I need around 500 Watts, and 24 pins. Also a good price, if someone could recommend one, I'd appreciate it.
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It's hard to find a good, high powered BTX compatible power supply. I saw this one on Amazon: NZXT PERFORMANCE POWER 600W ATX/BTX SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply
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Old 01-09-2010, 06:09 PM   #3
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Default Re: I have a question about a PSU...

Thanks Atomic Rooster, I'm going to check it out right now, though I'm not 100% sure of the power I need in it. Maybe you could help with that?

I'm planning on having 2-3 Gigs of DDR2 RAM, 3.2 Ghz P4 Processor, 256-512 Megabyte Graphics card, no neon lights or anything, also a DVD/CD-writer combo drive.

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It really depends on the video card you are planning to use. Many of today's high end cards do require around 500W or so.
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Default Re: I have a question about a PSU...

Ok, thanks again Atomic.

I'm sorry to double post, but I had a question.

Do you know if that Power Supply would fit this Case?
http://ateksource.com/gateway-fx-btx..._store=default
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Default Re: I have a question about a PSU...

Yes it will fit. Power supplies, for the most, will fit in just about any case.

And may I make a suggestion of my own. Rosewill Green Power 550 Watt - $50 US. It has 1 big powerful rail to power heavy graphics cards.
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So it doesn't matter if it's ATX or BTX?

Alright, well, thanks for sure guys, this has been really helpful to me.
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Default Re: I have a question about a PSU...

After further review, A standard ATX PSU should fit that case.

From Antec:
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There is no BTX power supply specification. Future BTX chassis will incorporate ATX12V v2.0 power supplies. So don’t worry—Antec has you covered.
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You will need a BTX compatible PSU for that case.
Damn it.

EDIT: This was the cheapest BTX compatible motherboard that I was able to find on newegg. Though it's MUCH more power that you need. Antec 850 watt modular
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