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I Need A New Power Supply


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#1 LilPinoyBoy

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Posted 16 August 2007 - 07:47 PM

I'm in need of a new power supply so I can buy my new graphic card.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814133193

To be exact my power supply is 200-250W
and it requires: A minimum 400W system power supply (with 12V current rating of 26A)


Oh and does a higher Wattage power supply is costly in energy bills?

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Posted 16 August 2007 - 10:54 PM

To give you an idea of electrical consumption think in terms of a 100 Watt light bulb, you now it cost to keep this on for hours, but not much, and a PSU that can deliver 500 Watts would have the same cost of five 100 Watt bulbs burning. But there is one big difference, and that is that the PSU doesn't use all of its' potential all of the time, the amount used depends on the applications being applied, like when a high end graphics card is being used to play a game.

If you ever have about forty buck free and want to see just what your different electrical devices are using there is a meter called Kill-A-Watt which you plug your device into and it will tell you what wattage is being used.

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Posted 17 August 2007 - 12:16 AM

I suggest you stick with a known, good, name in PSU. Like Antec and Thermaltake. DON'T go cheap, if you do the power supply might fail on you or not be able to supply the required power when you need it.. :thumbsup:
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Posted 17 August 2007 - 01:01 AM

I got side tracked and forgot to even address the PSU itself. I agree with Wildabeast, I personally like Antec. One thing that I will add is to make sure that the PSU that you purchase has the proper connectors for your applications, in the case of that graphic card you will need a six pin connector.

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Posted 17 August 2007 - 05:33 PM

Okay, I've found one:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16817103940

but how do I know if it's correct/fit for my computer?

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Posted 17 August 2007 - 05:47 PM

according to the First post that one will not suffice (at least as far as I know) the Output of the +12v is only 17 Amps compared to the card's need of 26 Amps. unless im reading something wrong. or it requires 2 PCI-e connections

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Posted 17 August 2007 - 06:06 PM

That Power Supply outputs 38A of 12V. What your reading is max 17A per rail. Also the 8800GTS itself uses maybe 10-11A.
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Posted 17 August 2007 - 09:22 PM

Can you guys please help me. I suck at searching.

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Posted 17 August 2007 - 10:06 PM

I hate to be rude but you ignored this question before in your other thread


you just waste everybody's time by starting a new thread without finishing the old one

if you have a mini case then you will need a mini atx power supply

what model of computer do you have?

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/103582/looking-for-a-nvidia-geforce-7-series/

make(hp, comcrap etc) and model number

Edited by DaChew, 17 August 2007 - 10:07 PM.

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Posted 17 August 2007 - 10:58 PM

Sorry, I didn't read that part quite well.

Here is my computer model:

HP Pavilion a1710n

Model #: a1710n
Product #: RK573AA-ABA
Software Build #: 71NAv3PrA3
PCBRAND: Pavilion

Edited by LilPinoyBoy, 17 August 2007 - 11:01 PM.


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Posted 17 August 2007 - 11:15 PM

you need an ATX Power Supply which is what you selected. If you look at the spec manuals for your PC it should note the case type or you can always check the manufacturers repair and replacement parts section on their website and then double check the part #'s against your current PSU to ensure they are proper. (Just a few tips on how to make a parts search work for you when you dont know all the specs.

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Posted 18 August 2007 - 04:29 AM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ShowImage.as...remium+-+Retail

might be a tight fit, but looks promising

mini case with standard PSU, glad to see HP get away from that propritary crud

might want to add a front fan

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Edited by DaChew, 18 August 2007 - 04:33 AM.

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Posted 18 August 2007 - 07:27 PM

sorry but I'm a little bit confused now. What am I suppose to do?

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Posted 19 August 2007 - 12:58 AM

A minimum 400W system power supply (with 12V current rating of 26A)


just a general rating?

you PS link is sli, but you don't need that

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16817371004

2 12v rails and one pci-e connector
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Posted 19 August 2007 - 12:59 AM

So the one you just posted the link one is correct for my computer and is ok to buy?




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