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Needing New Power Supply...


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#1 Kain

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Posted 18 July 2006 - 06:00 PM

Yes, I purchased a PC back in Febuary of '05 from Best Buy. Here about a month or two ago, I turned it on and left the room for about 2-3 minutes before returing to a dead PC. I know it's the Power Supply that's dead, so I'm now looking to pick on up that will work, hopefully last and for as cheap as I can. I found this one (Link) in the ads this week and it seems rather cheap (after instant and mail in rebates). Needing to know if this will work for my PC, if it's a good product, anything y'all can tell me.

PC Details:
Brand - Insignia
Model # - D400a

Hopefully that will tell you anything you need to know because I don't know to much about it. Though, I'll tell you what I do know.

Processor - P4 2.8Ghz
Memory - Came with 512mb, added an extra 512
Hard Drive - 160Gig
Other - Media Card Reader, CD-Rom & DVD+RW
Current Power Supply is a 430w

If you need any further info to help, just let me know what you need to know and how I go about finding out and I'll let you know. If this one won't work, is rather expensive compared to others, or just simply a bad product. Could you please suggest one that will work, last & hopefully cheap? Thanks in advance for any help.

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Posted 18 July 2006 - 08:31 PM

As far as I know, ANTEC make really good PSUs, and that is pretty much the right price for a simple 400-450W PSU of a decent brand.
[CPU]Intel E6600 Core 2 Duo @ 3.19GHz
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[RAM]4GB Corsair XMS2 DDR2-800 CL4 @ 710MHz
[GPU]XFX 8800 GTX 768MB [SLI] @ Stock
[PSU]CoolerMaster 1kW
[Audio]ASUS Xonar D2
[Case]Antec Nine Hundred
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Posted 18 July 2006 - 08:31 PM

Antec have a good rep, They've been around the block :thumbsup: I am currently using two Antec cases one of which has a TruePower PSU seems quite steady.

A fairly good way to see if the PSU is gonna cope is Answer these Questions

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Posted 19 July 2006 - 01:08 AM

Well, given that everything is as-is compared to the day it was bought (except the added 512mb RAM), I would assume replacing a 430w with a 430w would do the trick. I find it reassuring that you both speak highly of the brand.

As for that page, I couldn't tell you what half the stuff on there ment. Though, I set/clicked the stuff I could figure out what it was and it was only up to about 280-300... so, unless I missed something or set something wrong, then I might be set. :thumbsup:

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Posted 19 July 2006 - 07:10 PM

Nah, that sounds right. I have a 520W PSU, but was only rated at needing about 300W. It goes off the bare essential power requirement.
[CPU]Intel E6600 Core 2 Duo @ 3.19GHz
[MoBo]ASUS P5N32-SLI Premium (nForce590)
[RAM]4GB Corsair XMS2 DDR2-800 CL4 @ 710MHz
[GPU]XFX 8800 GTX 768MB [SLI] @ Stock
[PSU]CoolerMaster 1kW
[Audio]ASUS Xonar D2
[Case]Antec Nine Hundred
[OS]Windows Vista Ultimate 64
[LCD]SAMSUNG 226BW
[Other]WC'd CPU & SLI

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Posted 20 July 2006 - 11:01 AM

Depends on the make of the PC. Some use a proprietary power supply that isn't the same as the standard one's out there.
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