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Old 01-10-2008, 01:31 AM   #1
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Default Replacement Power Supply

My old one just won't cut it, it's only a pathetic 250W. I have a standard ATX Case (Dell Dimension 4600i) and I need a new PSU. I've begun to understand it more and am looking at the connectors and I use a floppy drive, 2 SATA HDD's, and all the other standard stuff, I'm going to be using an AGP 8x graphics card so is there a specific cord for that? Never really replaced a power supply before (as embarrassed I am to say) 400W should do it, I've been looking at something like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817104953

Or I could get a 480W PSU built for the Dell Dimension 4600i for only $29.00 here: http://www.911forpcs.com/4600.html but it only has 1 SATA Connector and I don't know if it'd work.

I need some ideas! I plan to upgrade my vid card, monitor and PSU tomorrow, I think I got down the vid card/monitor (22 inch Acer monitor w/ 800:1 contrast ratio, 5 ms response time, HDCP Compatible, and an ATI Radeon x1650 Pro for about $100 with $30 mail in rebate, not much of a gamer, which is why I don't upgrade to PCI-E, but, I do game a little and I like home theatreish sort of stuff).

Here's the GPU I plan on getting: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814161032

If all works well, I just hope the GPU doesn't hit the sound card, I can bet the fan itself will take the PCI slot next to it, which is fine, but next to that is a nice sound card I don't want in the way, perhaps I can switch the spots of the modem and the sound card, modem isn't so valuable.
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Old 01-10-2008, 01:39 AM   #2
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get that FSP, its great. it will be able to power the x1650 pro just fine as well
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Old 01-10-2008, 01:40 AM   #3
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Well, at least I know my judgments good on picking parts out, hah! Anyone else say anything different, though, I think I might go with that unless anyone else has anything to say.

Edit: Here's the GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814161032
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You can't get much better quality than with the FSP. They are great, reliable power supplies. Nice choice.
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Old 01-10-2008, 02:28 AM   #5
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All my experience regarding PSUs is Enermax and Thermaltake. I would recommend either of those personally.
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