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Old 02-01-2007, 09:37 PM   #1
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Hey guys.

I'm looking to get a new power supply for my computer as I'm getting a new graphics card, but I dont know what type of PSU is compatible with my motherboard. I'm not asking anyone to like, pick a certain PSU, just the specs it would need to work. I was thinking about getting a 450-500 watt PSU.

Here's my mobo.
http://www.supergooddeal.com/product_p/mb-rs480il.htm

Here are my other specs, if they important.

1 gig ram
300 watt PSU
Amd Athlon 64 3400+ @ 2.4ghz
200 Gig HD
Geforce 6600 128mb PCI-E

Thanks guys!
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Old 02-01-2007, 09:54 PM   #2
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i would reccomend 500W>
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Old 02-01-2007, 10:13 PM   #3
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Well yeah I mean like, what would the specs be. like proper pins and waht not. or does anyone work?
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Old 02-01-2007, 10:22 PM   #4
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Almost all power supplies conform to what is called the ATX standard. It basically states how big computer components should be so they can properly fit inside a standard case. So any power supply that has enough power should theoretically be fine, but you have to account for the quality of the power supply because there are more specifications than just the wattage. This is why it's better to buy a known reputable brand name power supply.

But yeah, I would recommend this power supply, I've had it for about 4 months and it's worked in my system flawlessly. Besides that, it's a great bargain:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817182017
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Default Re: Which Power Supply should i get?

Here's another excellent choice: FSP Group (Fortron Source) AX450-PN 450W Power Supply.


Basically, all you really need to look for is an ATX PSU with some good amperage (28A +) on the 12V rail.
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But yeah, I would recommend this power supply, I've had it for about 4 months and it's worked in my system flawlessly. Besides that, it's a great bargain:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817182017
Thanks a bunch dude.
So heres the ATX specs for that mobo, or say it says on the site.
- ATX 24-Pin power connector
- 4-pin ATX 12V power connector

would that work with that particular PSU? Cause i see that it says 20 + 4 pin. Is that the same as the 24 pin power connector?
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Thanks a bunch dude.
So heres the ATX specs for that mobo, or say it says on the site.
- ATX 24-Pin power connector
- 4-pin ATX 12V power connector

would that work with that particular PSU? Cause i see that it says 20 + 4 pin. Is that the same as the 24 pin power connector?
Yeah, it's compatible with both 20 and 24 pin. For 24 pin, you plug in both the 20 pin and an additional 4 pin one for it.
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Yeah, it's compatible with both 20 and 24 pin. For 24 pin, you plug in both the 20 pin and an additional 4 pin one for it.

Ohhh, awesome dude! thanks a bunch for your help (both of you)
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