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doesn't look like this power supply will fit, am I wrong?


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#1 Rachel1786

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Posted 08 September 2011 - 08:24 PM

My husband wanted to upgrade his graphics card, I helped him pick one out, no problems there. The PS on his comp is only 300W and the card needs 450W min. So ok, we'll pick one out(I kinda stupidly went in blind) I couldn't find any info about different models or sizes(I know better now) so we went with one with good reviews, this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817703026. We got it today and it appears to be bigger then the one currently in his computer http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883107730&SortField=3&SummaryType=0&PageSize=10&SelectedRating=-1&VideoOnlyMark=False&IsFeedbackTab=true#scrollFullInfo Installing it also seems above my skill level, lots of wires, lots of unplugging and plunging back in, not sure if I could figure out where everything plugged into again! So am I right in thinking it won't fit or should it fit? The new one is a little taller and longer, the case has a spot for it to sit and it doens't look like it will sit right even if it does fit. Yep I'm in WAY over my head with this one :oopsign:

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Posted 08 September 2011 - 11:27 PM

The link to the PSU you purchased says product deactivated so I couldnt tell you for sure, but if it physically fits into the case and screws in, it should work. There is probably a 20 pin plus a 4 pin connector for the motherboard, they will be in the same bundle, and may need clipped together to plug into the motherboard, its easy to tell-its 2 connectors wide by 20 long (plus the 2 x 2 connector that plugs in) it plugs into the motherboard. It only plugs in one way, so if you have to force it, your probably doing it wrong. The CPU power on that computer is probably a 4 pin-or 2 x 2. the PSU may have 2 of these that clip together to accomodate 8 pin CPU power, but to figure out which is which, just try them, only one will fit properly-again, if you have to force it, your doing it wrong. If your aftermarket video card requires video card power, it is a 6 pin (2 connectors wide and 3 long) and again, only plugs in one way. The optical and hard drives are Sata, they are the long skinny L shapped connectors, again only plug in one way. The 4 pin molex connectors will hook up to your fans.

The easy rule of thumb to remember is, if you have to force it, your doing it wrong, each connector is only designed to hook up to one type of hardware-one way. If it dont fit, chances are its either not compatible with that hardware, or your doing it wrong.

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Posted 09 September 2011 - 01:15 AM

I'm not sure why the link didn't work, sorry about that,it's the PC Power and Cooling Silencer Mk II PPCMK2S650 650W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Active PFC Power Supply, item number is N82E16817703026. My big fear is that I'm going to miss something when I'm re connecting everything and then his computer won't work and then i will NEVER hear the end of it, you should of freaking heard him when he saw all the wires coming out of the PS lol
I also worry I will unplug everything and then go to put the new unit in and it won't fit. I just feel a little overwhelmed with the amount of cables

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Posted 09 September 2011 - 01:20 AM

A check list:

1. CPU Power - 4pin near the cpu socket

2. ATX Power - The big 24 pin connector

3. SATA power - L shaped connectors

4. SATA Data Cable

5. PCI-E cables for the graphics card

6. 4-pin peripherals

7. Fan cables if been disconnected

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Posted 09 September 2011 - 08:02 PM

Its not usually a big deal if you do miss something, I do it all the time believe it or not, forget to plug something up, the computer simply wont boot up, in which case go through and double check everything-make sure everythings connected and seated properly. Ive never had a component fry from lack of power, the thing to keep in mind the motherboard has the two power connections-the 24 pin for the motherboard, and the 4 pin for the CPU, the video card, if its a low to mid range will either have no power connections or a single six pin, the optical and hard drives will have 1 sata power connection each, and the case fans will each hook up to a single molex (unless theyre already plugged into the motherboard) pretty straightforward.

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Posted 09 September 2011 - 08:04 PM

and that psu is how I described, the main motherboard power is a 20+4 pin, which means you simply clip the 4 pin connector in the same bundle as the 20 pin to the 20 pin to get the 24 pin, and the CPU power is two 4 pin connectors, simply plug in the 4 pin connector that fits easily into the CPU power on the motherboard, and ignore the other one.

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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 09 September 2011 - 08:19 PM

I usually double check everything again before even attempting to boot it up.

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Posted 10 September 2011 - 01:17 PM

OK, I took a bunch of small multicolored cable ties from work today, maybe I will attempt to do it tomorrow. You guys all make it sound so simple! Does anyone have a link to some kinda diagram that I can print out to better know what goes where? Or how to keep the cables from being a total mess since these new cables are very long and thick. Maybe I will just makes notes of every cable I unplugged so I can make sure I get them all connected. When I was looking at it the other day it looks like there are some things on the mother board that should have a cable plugged into it but there isn't one(probably for something else) but I'm worried that may throw me off :P

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Posted 10 September 2011 - 01:45 PM

If you have a digital camera, take lots of pictures.
That way you will have a record of which sockets do, and do not need a cable.

An alternative would be to make a list.
All of the sockets should be labeled, so make a list of what socket does require a cable, and what doesn't.

The number of cables that have the same type of plug, may be what's confusing you.
Don't let it.
If a plug fits the socket, it will work, and you'll probably have several cables left over that will not be used.
Just use your cable ties to tie them up out of the way.

It really is pretty easy.
The appropriate plugs will fit in only one type of socket.
As the_patriot11 said, ".... if you have to force it, your doing it wrong." :)

Just take your time, double check everything, and you shouldn't have any problems.
If you do, that's what we're here for. :)
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Posted 10 September 2011 - 04:58 PM


>Michael 
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Posted 10 September 2011 - 05:00 PM

3 year old article...... http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/181 I know some computers use proprietary stuff, but if the wires match up and it fits in the case, your'e good to go............. A lot of stuff is backwards compatible....




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