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#1 tsquared56

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Posted 23 December 2009 - 04:18 PM

I got an Antec 650 earthwatt to replace the stock 250W PSU on a HP p6110y. The problem is that it's about a half inch longer than the stock one and therefore won't fit into the latch that holds the back end of it.

The screws fit and it holds around the framework width-wise, but am I being too cautious in assuming that if it doesn't fit, it's best to not use, especially since it's top-mounted in the case?

I have no idea how to find a PSU that will supply at least 550W and is the same size, dimension wise, as the stock model now. The other two dimensions were no problem, just the length (maybe depth or width depending on the orientation, but that dimension was approx. 5.5" previously and the Antec is 6").

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Posted 23 December 2009 - 04:35 PM

Yes, It is always better to note the dimensions (esp. Length/Depth, Width is usually the same) before making the purchase.

For Under 600W , the Corsair VX550 should serve your purpose well.

Edited by ReviverSoft, 23 December 2009 - 04:41 PM.

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Posted 23 December 2009 - 04:49 PM

That looks a lot like a CPX PSU. Good luck on finding anything in the value market for that case.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16817371024

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Posted 23 December 2009 - 04:49 PM

Even the 650ATX by Corsair is 5.9x3.4x5.5, so I'll probably just get that one now.

That's what I get for figuring that all ATX power supplies are standard.

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Posted 23 December 2009 - 05:11 PM

Even the 650ATX by Corsair is 5.9x3.4x5.5, so I'll probably just get that one now.

That's what I get for figuring that all ATX power supplies are standard.


AFAIK, They only need to conform to the standard Width of 5.9, to be classified as a standard ATX power supply.

Edited by ReviverSoft, 23 December 2009 - 05:11 PM.

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Posted 23 December 2009 - 05:48 PM

As dpunisher pointed out, there's the CPX type of PSU that was launched by Antec, earlier this year.
However, they are only compatible with a few cases and the new range only includes a 850W & 1000W PSU.

Edited by ReviverSoft, 23 December 2009 - 05:49 PM.

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Posted 23 December 2009 - 08:45 PM

Heck, I sent my PM to the wrong poster. Sorry to waste your time ReviverSoft.

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Posted 26 December 2009 - 12:36 PM

There are various types of power supplies when it comes to size...not all are ATX.

Take a read re power supply form factors, http://www.pcguide.com/ref/power/sup/form_SFX.htm.

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Posted 28 December 2009 - 01:14 PM

True.
However, in this case only the ATX & CPX come into picture.
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Posted 28 December 2009 - 06:34 PM

I've crammed a couple of over sized units in some HP's
I had to remove the front bezel and pull the DVD burner 1/2 way out, install the PS, and put it all back together
It was tight, but it worked

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Posted 28 December 2009 - 08:49 PM

Most PSU's are held in place just by the screws in the back panel, if it does not interfere with anything ahead of it I would not worry.

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