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gamer105

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#1 12 years ago

Hey everyone i need to buy a psu but im not sure about what to look for in a psu at all. Specifically i need a psu with 350 or more than 350 watts to run an Evga 128mb 6600gt.

But here's my computer specs:

Amd athlon 3000+ XP 2.16 ghz 512 mb of ram and i my motherboard has an AGP slot and incase its important it's a S6500NX compaq pressario

~Thanks for the time




MG42Maniac

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#2 12 years ago

Where are you from and whats your budget? A 400w model from a decet brand like Antec, Akasa, Hiper, Enermax, Seasonic, OCZ etc will be fine.




SteVen

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#3 12 years ago
Oblivious

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#4 12 years ago

Does Compaq use proprietary parts like Dell? Particularly the motherboard power connection?

I was lucky when I upgraded the psu in my Dell Dimension 4550 that it worked out. The hole in the back of the case is only large enough for the plug itself, and the motherboard took a standard 20 pin plug.

It's something to check beforehand.

Anyways, I bought the FSP (Fortron Source) 450w psu (below) for my 6600gt (AGP) in that Dell. It works just fine, and is reasonably priced at $51 at newegg:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817104954

btw - The cheaper the psu, the less likely it actually delivers what it claims. (for instance, a $30 500w psu would be suspect)




gamer105

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#5 12 years ago

O yeah my budgets anywhere from $0 to $75 and im from America. But what i dont get is what makes a psu great i have no idea what anything means when im looking at psus, and also does it matter if a psu uses some form of pci cause my motherboard is agp and someone brought up a link to a pci one.




Oblivious

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#6 12 years ago
gamer105does it matter if a psu uses some form of pci cause my motherboard is agp and someone brought up a link to a pci one.

That just means it has the pci-e power plugs on it. Any psu should work with AGP cards. (and psu's without the pci-e plugs can be adapted to do so)

Since your budget will allow it, I'd look at getting an Antec. Very reliable and well regarded. Take a look at these:

($55) Antec SmartPower 2.0 400w

($60) Antec TruPower II 380w

In case you want a psu that's beefier: ($69) Antec SmartPower 2.0 500w

And since you're in the US, I'd recommend buying from newegg. Also very highly regarded.




gamer105

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#7 12 years ago

Your sure the agp slot on my mother board and the agp card i will soon have will be compatible with a pci 0r pci-e PSU? If so than thats great but just what makes the psus you recommended so great, you see im just wondering what kind of specs and factors i should look for in a psu.

Thanks




Johnny Mullet

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#8 12 years ago

Antec makes one of the most reliable PSU's in my opinion.

Remember.............. You get what you pay for!




Homer Gonerson

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#9 12 years ago
gamer105Your sure the agp slot on my mother board and the agp card i will soon have will be compatible with a pci 0r pci-e PSU?

yes, it will work just fine. the PCI-e PSU means it has the power cord for a PCI-e video card so you are able to use a PCI-e video card.

[COLOR=Red]|||[/COLOR][COLOR="Blue"]This will not apply to your situation, as you are using an AGP video card, this is an example of what the PCI-e PSU means[/COLOR][COLOR=Red]|||[/COLOR] PCI-e video card Power Cord (on the right) power-converter.jpg

Power Plug on PCI-e video card NVIDIA-GeForce-6800GT-PCIE-power-thumb.jpg




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#10 12 years ago

I myself am using a Hiper 580W Modular PSU, which I consider quite a decent PSU ( not to mention that I got it cheaper because my company sells them ), with a nice feature that it also keeps turning it's fans for 5 more minutes after you shut down your pc to remove all the warm air inside. If you get a modular PSU you can always remove and add whatever you need ( PCI-E cable, Sata cable, etc )




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