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#1 bouzlah

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Posted 20 August 2011 - 11:22 PM

What power supply would be compatible with the motherboard of this computer: http://support.acer.com/acerpanam/desktop/2010/acer/Aspire/AspireX3400/AspireX3400sp2.shtml ?
my Acer aspire x3400-E3102 has a low power supply of 220w, so i was thinking of removing it and replacing it with a better one, but people told me it had to be compatible. Any suggestions?

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 12:37 AM

SAPPHIRE 100293L Radeon HD 5570 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Low Profile Ready Video Card- This card should be able to power up.

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 10:25 AM

System Requirements
400 Watt or greater power supply recommended
Are you sure it will work with my 220w power supply? I doubt that ...
Anyway I just need a PSU of maybe 300 or 400 watts, not a video card because i already have one

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 04:51 PM

It should able to work if Acer listed it on the graphics card list.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817338063

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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
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Posted 22 August 2011 - 09:20 PM

Isn't there a cheaper one? And does it have to be small like that? I mean i don't insist on fitting it inside the case

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Posted 22 August 2011 - 09:52 PM

I would not run that video card on a 220 watt PSU, regardless of what ACER has on PSU should your site, your asking for a blow out. That PSU killer suggested might, keyword might be able to handle a card like he suggested, but I would measure your current PSU before ordering and double check the dimensions, and I would try to find a card with lower power consumption.

Edited by the_patriot11, 22 August 2011 - 09:56 PM.

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Posted 22 August 2011 - 10:19 PM

Here's the one I bought: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121447
Here's a link to my computer specs: http://support.acer.com/acerpanam/desktop/2010/acer/Aspire/AspireX3400/AspireX3400sp2.shtml
Here's a picture of the inside of my computer: http://computershopper.com/var/ezwebin_site/storage/images/media/images/acer-ax3400-u2012-inside/648347-1-eng-US/acer-ax3400-u2012-inside_maxwidth.jpg

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Posted 23 August 2011 - 01:44 AM

That card would fit but bare in mind that card has no fan and it uses a heatsink to cool it down. Your case is really crammed so there won't be that much airflow. Do what patriot said and measure the current power supply and compare it to the power supply i suggested.

Edited by killerx525, 23 August 2011 - 01:44 AM.

>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 23 August 2011 - 10:36 AM

You mean to measure the dimensions?
The wattage is 220, but again does the power supply HAVE to be like the mini-ITX one you suggested? Can't it be something like THIS ONE?

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Posted 23 August 2011 - 04:43 PM

Yes you have to measure the dimensions. It must be a mini-ITX not any other size since it won't fit.

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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
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Posted 23 August 2011 - 05:36 PM

It is a mini-ITX, and why would it have to fit? Can't i just plug it in and keep it out?

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Posted 23 August 2011 - 07:49 PM

No that is a ATX since it is a cube shape and Thermaltake does not make any mini-itx power supply. You could do that but there are some risks to that which was mentioned in the last topic you made.

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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
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Posted 23 August 2011 - 08:35 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"
And let's say none of those happen, can I plug a ATX to my motherboard and will the computer WORK?

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Posted 23 August 2011 - 09:25 PM

The PSU you suggested is a full ATX PSU, and it will not fit inside your case by any stretch of the imagination. From the picture, your computer appears to be a mini-itx, which means in theory, the PSU killer suggested should fit, however, there are about 2-3 different form factors of PSUs all around the mini-itx size, but none of them will work in the other, which is why I suggested you measure your PSU because I cannot find the PSU dimensions on any of the links you provided or my own personal research.

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Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

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Posted 23 August 2011 - 10:08 PM

Yes the power supply would work if you didn't it in the case.

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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
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