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Help choosing a PSU needed.


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#1 munekun

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Posted 30 October 2015 - 07:10 PM

My pcs power supply unit has failed i'm pretty certain atleast. I have NO clue whatsoever when It comes to what PSU will work and what won't. My one that failed was this-http://www.bitzotech.com/jeantech-vp-400-400-watt-atx-power-supply-207-p.asp i'm unable to find it for purchase in the UK so I am wondering, If that power supply works, Will this one work/fit for me? the Evo Labs 500 Watt PSU in the website-http://pentechsystems.co.uk/index.php/components-1/psu-s [Will i have all the cords/cables i need?] I'd really appreciate any possible help.



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Posted 31 October 2015 - 05:36 PM

Based on the spec of your failed PSU you need an ATX PSU with a minimum 400w output & these connectors:-

1 x 20/24-pin ATX Connector
1 x 4-pin P4 Connector
1 x Floppy Connector
4 x Molex IDE Connector
2 x SATA Connector
1 x 6+2-pin PCI Express Connector

(unless any of these connectors were unused)

 

I do not regard Jeantech as being high quality PSU's & have never heard of "Evo Labs". There are many cheap PSU's that would meet your requirements, but cheap PSU's are cheap for a reason & it is always recommended that you use a better quality PSU - brands such as Seasonic, Antec, & possibly Corsair come to mind.

 

I was recently looking for a reasonably priced PSU for a "spare" machine & purchased one of these:-

http://www.ebuyer.com/630119-evga-500w-fully-wired-80-white-power-supply-100-w1-0500-kr

It has only 3 of the 4 pin Molex connectors used on older IDE hard & optical drives, but has all the other connectors you currently have + additional SATA power connectors. If you did need a fourth Molex connector then you can get SATA to Molex power adaptors for a couple of quid. It was the cheapest thing that I was reasonably happy to buy. (I assume that you're looking for a UK/European spec PSU)


Edited by rqt, 31 October 2015 - 05:37 PM.


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Posted 01 November 2015 - 03:02 PM

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 
Checkmark the following checkboxes:
  List last 10 Event Viewer log
  List Installed Programs
  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 
Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 
Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.
 
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