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These are just the ones i looked really quick on tigerdirect: http://www.tigerdire...&name=matx-psu


and here a few on newegg: http://www.newegg.co...&name=Micro ATX

since they are microatx i assume they'd fit, i think diablotek is a pretty good company. Problem is i havent been able to find the dimensions of the PSU that is in the PC nor any part numbers so im not sure what PSU would fit

seems like the current power supply is a BTX 240W PSU

http://www.intel.com...ower_supply.jpg


heres another pic of it: http://theweekdeal.c...es/hpim2987.jpg

would be so much better\easier if it was a microtower, much more customizable im gonna hope it is since they didnt specify in the AD.... What are the chances that they fit a new 500gb HD and a 512MB GPU in a SFF >_>

The PSU cant be a 240W since they have a 512MB GPU in there.. im confused.. hopefully they changed the PSU when they changed the GPU, only time will tell i guess, fingers crossed

Edited by Gabriel1, 18 December 2010 - 02:37 PM.

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The PSU cant be a 240W since they have a 512MB GPU in there.. im confused.. hopefully they changed the PSU when they changed the GPU, only time will tell i guess, fingers crossed

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Good catch. I suggest maybe contacting the seller and ask them if it has been replaced.
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The company i purchased it from seems to be reputable.... unfortunately they dont work over the weekends so i can't ask them. im just hoping they didnt cut corners for expense which most companies unfortunately do. >_<
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No problem we can wait for you to contact them.
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These are just the ones i looked really quick on tigerdirect: http://www.tigerdire...&name=matx-psu


and here a few on newegg: http://www.newegg.co...&name=Micro ATX

since they are microatx i assume they'd fit, i think diablotek is a pretty good company. Problem is i havent been able to find the dimensions of the PSU that is in the PC nor any part numbers so im not sure what PSU would fit

seems like the current power supply is a BTX 240W PSU

http://www.intel.com...ower_supply.jpg


heres another pic of it: http://theweekdeal.c...es/hpim2987.jpg

would be so much better\easier if it was a microtower, much more customizable im gonna hope it is since they didnt specify in the AD.... What are the chances that they fit a new 500gb HD and a 512MB GPU in a SFF >_>

The PSU cant be a 240W since they have a 512MB GPU in there.. im confused.. hopefully they changed the PSU when they changed the GPU, only time will tell i guess, fingers crossed

This was why I suggested back in post #2 that as soon as the computer arrives you should take off the side and inspect both the PSU and video card and I also made mention that a 512MB add on video card could require a minimum 400W of power from the PSU alone, I hope the retailer has done the right thing and put a better PSU in place.
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just found this http://www.tigerdire...06193&CatId=332

Im a tad bit upset, i couldve just bought a monitor for $75-80 and been set.... oh well.
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I found out the card is an Asus EAH4350 Silent Video Card. Needs 300watt PSU and that's probably what's in it currently.

My question, if the GPU requires a 300watt PSU just for the GPU... what does that mean for the rest of the rig? Will it swallow all the power?

Also, is this a good thing, or a bad thing?

Edited by Gabriel1, 20 December 2010 - 09:30 PM.

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update again, just got the PC.. im a tad bit disappointed. It was not advertised correctly first of all. Did not come with a 512MB video card, also came with the stock 240w PSU on the small form factor PC. my question is, with this SFF what would be my choices in replacing the PSU and then in turn being able to upgrade the GPU? I requested a partial refund today because of this advertising problem... hopefully i can buy a low profile GPU or replace the PSU and upgrade the PC at a later time, any advice would be welcome.
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