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Need to upgrade power supply

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#1 stinkfist


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Posted 02 August 2010 - 11:33 PM

I was told that my current setup needs a bigger/better power supply unit. The one I have now is only 430w/450w. It is mounted on the inside top of my pc case if that matters. Below are my components of my pc. What power supply should I get? How will I know it will mount the same? Are they all the same as far as mounting? My power supply now does not have a name brand just a part # made in china. I will be adding a 2tb internal drive and blu-ray burner soon & 8gb more of ram.






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Form factor/Power supply/Cooling: Mid-tower/430W power supply/90mm cooling fan

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#2 DJBPace07


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Posted 03 August 2010 - 12:22 AM

The size of your power supply is largely determined by your graphics card. Which one are you going to be using? Unless you are using some odd proprietary case/motherboard, or a BTX case, or a special "slim" case, standard ATX power supplies should work and are easy to install.



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