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PSU and mobo compatibility


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yesterdayis

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I need to upgrade to a 400w+ psu and I was wondering if this (PSU) psu would be compatible with my mobo (Mobo).

But if anyone has suggestion on a BETTER psu that's not too expensive that would be great.
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Hi yesterdayis,

To my understanding almost every PSU goes with virtually all standard motherboards.
Since your motherboard is in the mATX form factor, I'm guessing size is more important to you though, so you should make sure the PSU will fit (there can be size differences between PSU's).

Hope to help,

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yesterdayis

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ah okay, thank you.
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When considering upgrading a PSU you need to make allowances for what the computer is going to be used for and what components it needs to be providing clean stable power for, a couple of PSUs for you to consider; for everyday use http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817139017 for if you intend fitting an add on video card for gaming or 3D designing etc; http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817139005
You can use a PSU calculator such as this http://www.corsair.c...er/default.aspx to find out what the recommended PSU power output requirement is for your system or potential build/upgrade, also a point to note look at the difference in the energy efficiency of the one you suggested and the Corsair, also look at the details tab at newegg and get the dimensions to ensure any potential purchase will fit in your case.
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well, your choice seems pretty cool, but id suggest 630w at $49.98, has more potential when you think a little further;
sli ready as well as more SATA. if you wanna pay more; 760w $59.99
and maybe even 850w $84.99.

@phillpower2, your leenks be broken

the reviews seem good, but what do I know? I'm a bear. I suck the heads off of fish.

Edited by RocketWild, 22 December 2010 - 05:27 PM.

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well, your choice seems pretty cool, but id suggest 630w at $49.98, has more potential when you think a little further;
sli ready as well as more SATA. if you wanna pay more; 760w $59.99
and maybe even 850w $84.99.

@phillpower2, your leenks be broken

You do not want to go with any of these no-name PSU manufacturers. Getting a quality PSU is one of the most critical things you can do for your system. This 430W Corsair is one of the best ~400W PSUs, and it's only $20 right now after promo code and mail-in rebate. Really no reason to pay 3-4 times more for a PSU with more wattage than you need and is of questionable quality. Assuming you aren't planning on upgrading your video card any time soon, you don't need to look for a PSU rated for a higher wattage output.
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well, your choice seems pretty cool, but id suggest 630w at $49.98, has more potential when you think a little further;
sli ready as well as more SATA. if you wanna pay more; 760w $59.99
and maybe even 850w $84.99.

@phillpower2, your leenks be broken

You do not want to go with any of these no-name PSU manufacturers. Getting a quality PSU is one of the most critical things you can do for your system. This 430W Corsair is one of the best ~400W PSUs, and it's only $20 right now after promo code and mail-in rebate. Really no reason to pay 3-4 times more for a PSU with more wattage than you need and is of questionable quality. Assuming you aren't planning on upgrading your video card any time soon, you don't need to look for a PSU rated for a higher wattage output.


I agree 100% with stettybet0, would you purchase a Rolls Royce that had a sewing machine motor for an engine!
The two PSUs at the broken links are http://www.newegg.co...ID=prnpghcvz0f3 and http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817139005
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