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#1 bouzlah

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Posted 16 August 2011 - 10:38 PM

I have a small/slim computer, Acer AX3400-E3102. Here's an image of the inside:
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So it's visibly small, and has a low power supply. It's also small. So i found some PSUs, but none of them seem small enough to fit in this small tower. So
1. Does it have to be IN the tower? If not, precise please
2. Are there some PSUs that fit that have strong power?

PS: i live in Canada, is this http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/product/coolmax-coolmax-500-watt-power-supply-cl-500b-english-cl-500b/10174955.aspx?path=3d22c6dd0477dd2cc681bf69c5e717e1en02 a good power supply?

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Posted 17 August 2011 - 01:21 AM

That won't fit, since it is a ATX size.

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Posted 17 August 2011 - 01:35 AM

Why does it have to be IN the tower, and not just be outside? (I don't mind not closing the computer door)
And how can i check compatibility with my motherboard?

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Posted 17 August 2011 - 01:35 AM

Why does it have to be IN the tower, and not just be outside? (I don't mind not closing the computer door)
And how can i check compatibility with my motherboard?

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Posted 17 August 2011 - 01:36 AM

Why does it have to be IN the tower, and not just be outside? (I don't mind not closing the computer door)
And how can i check compatibility with my motherboard?

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Posted 17 August 2011 - 03:52 AM

You could do that but there are risks to this like, water spilt, children touching it, wires can be unplugged accidentally, getting electrocuted etc. You must ground the power supply on the case. A long wire power supply would be suitable.

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139027

>Michael 
System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 17 August 2011 - 08:20 AM

What you need is a Power Supply in the Mini-ITX form factor.
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Posted 17 August 2011 - 12:39 PM

You could do that but there are risks to this like, water spilt, children touching it, wires can be unplugged accidentally, getting electrocuted etc. You must ground the power supply on the case. A long wire power supply would be suitable.

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139027

Yes but I am aware of those and will avoid them, all I need to know is an example of power supply compatible with my motherboard.

What you need is a Power Supply in the Mini-ITX form factor.

Will that one work with my motherboard?

http://support.acer.com/acerpanam/desktop/2010/acer/Aspire/AspireX3400/AspireX3400sp2.shtml
This is information about my computer btw.

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Posted 17 August 2011 - 04:52 PM

That was only a search list of mini-itx power supplys, trhey are way to low to power up a graphics card. The one i suggested will work.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Games: APB: Reloaded, Hours played: 3100+  System2: Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15inch   OFw63FY.png





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