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Old 12-25-2008, 06:53 PM   #1
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Default Power Supply Help!

I need someone to help me pick out a powersupply. The reason why I am upgrading the power supply is because i am getting a new video card and it requires at least 350 watts power. I just checked my computer (dell inspiron 531) it only has 300 watt. the video card uses PCI Express x16 so it doesnt need a power connector.

But heres the thing i have

2 hard drives
2 dvd drives
24 pin power connector
peripherals idk how many.
and cpu power.
im sure there are more power things i just dont know them

so could someone pick me out a powersupply my budget is under 120. under 100 is better. i dont want a lot of wattage because im only buying this power supply to use the video card. i wont use this power supply for future upgrades. So please...

I know for a fact ill need at least bare minimum

4 SATA power connectors <---------minimum
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Old 12-25-2008, 06:57 PM   #2
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you need a modular because in all dell cases, you don't have a lot of room to work with because they are expected to be only for home use.

What video card are you going to use?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817159089 Modular, 700 Watts, 70 dollars (50 with MIR), and free shipping
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PCI Expresss x16

GeForce 8600 GT 256MB

Here is the link. Thanks for quick response,

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130085
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Old 12-25-2008, 07:05 PM   #4
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you need a modular because in all dell cases, you don't have a lot of room to work with because they are expected to be only for home use.

What video card are you going to use?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817159089 Modular, 700 Watts, 70 dollars (50 with MIR), and free shipping
he doesn't "need" a modular, he may want a modular one, but psus in the wattage that he needs don't have the number of cables and connectors that higher wattage psus have, modular will just make it more expensive...

this OCZ StealthXStream 500w is a good psu for a very good price and gives him options for upgrading later and not having to buy another psu...
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Old 12-25-2008, 07:14 PM   #5
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Best bang for your buck: Antec Basiq BP500UB 500W. It offers a bit more power than you need, but at only $40, you can't beat it's quality.
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Old 12-25-2008, 07:22 PM   #6
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you are forgetting that it is a pain to work in dells because they only make home PSU's My computer teacher at school had to mod his computer to fit a 500 watt in his dell inspiron
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the modular one is the only one that offers 4 sata like i asked
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Here's another OCZ with 4 SATA connectors. It's also in a good power range that will provide more than enough for your system: OCZ StealthXStream OCZ400SXS 400W - $49.99 ($34.99 after $15.00 Mail-In Rebate)

Silverstone makes a nice one too: SILVERSTONE ST400 400W - $49.99

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Ok well so far I am seriously thinking about buying the modular psu listed first. Because it's like 50 bucks for 700 watts and it seems like a steal to me. Maybe I'm a moron. But I'm a bit worried if it will sit properly in my Case I didnt even take that into consideration. Do you think that this will fit properly? I will check this thread in a couple hours im going to go see that new Hitler movie. Cheers mate. Oh and I will be giving out reputation thanks!

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Old 12-25-2008, 07:51 PM   #10
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The Coolmax has a low price for a reason. They are not known for their quality.
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