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Old 11-16-2008, 12:01 PM   #1
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Alright guys, with your help I have narrowed down my graphics card and I think I will be getting this. Now, I know I need a new power supply because stupid Dell only gave me a 375W, probably for energy star or something. Anyway, do you guys recomend either of these here and here? thanks again guys and hopefully this will be my last thread, haha.
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I would recommend the Cooler Master PSU. The other one has a slightly higher output on one of the 12V rails, but for $3 savings, I would rather go with a company I hear of constantly.
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Yup, of the two, the Cooler Master would be the best one to get. The Apevia units do not have a very good track record.
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might want to research your dell first. I've read somplace some dell computers use a special power supply made specifically for their mainboards, utilizing a different wire configuration than a standard power supply.
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I think he will be fine. I know I could use my Antec PSU with my Dell.

@OP: Give this a shot: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371019
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if in doubt, check your current power connector's wire colors to the new one. they should be the same.
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Anyway, I have a Dell XPS 420 with a quad core, 4 gigs of ram, and an ATI radeon HD 2400 Pro, and I'm running Vista I think 32 bit
Really, I've noticed only the older Dells have the propreitary hardware. Anything that's somewhat recent uses the same old stuff (well with the exception of the motherboard). I just pulled a power supply about a week ago out of a two year old Dell and they are not propreitary. Same ol' connector. Even down to the pin configuration.
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yeah, mine's a dell xps420, so I think it will be new enough, haha.

Anyway, the Antec or cooler master then? Anymore opinions?
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that's cool. just thought I'd throw that out there. I've owned only one dell, and I gave it away less than year of owning it.
antec has a $39 power supply, 500w basiq, it's not pretty like the cooler master. but doesn't seem to have a fan problem like the coolermaster
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I think he will be fine. I know I could use my Antec PSU with my Dell.

@OP: Give this a shot: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371019
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