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New to power supply upgrades.


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I have a eMachine ET1331G-03w and im going to be buying a new video card that requires at least a 400w Power supply. I have upgraded everything on a computer before, but never a power supply and a bit lost on what to look for. Will this one work? http://www.geeks.com...680XBK&cpc=RESX Or do you see any other computer power supplies on that site which would be better? Dont understand the 80plus Bronze and all that either. if there is somewhere or someone that can give me a explanation. Learning...... :D

Edited by Aukake, 02 June 2012 - 10:07 AM.

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The 80 plus ratings are to show wattage consumption and how the newer power supplies use less power to run effectively. It has nothing to do with the capability of the PSU to run your hardware actually. We prefer to advise the use of a 0 plus certified PSU because of their energy saving capabilities.
I have never used one of these PSU's but from looking at reviews on it HERE I am very hesitate to advise using it. Seems to be prone to problems. I don't know what your budget is for a PSU but I would honestly suggest a name brand PSU like Corsair that has a proven history of safety and reliability. This one HERE would be a good choice.
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Anything with a power of at least 450 that is less than like $40? haha
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Look at this one HERE.
I have used this name brand several times and never had a problem with them. Being 80 plus certified is good also.
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Awesome man. Thanks for the info and help!
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You are welcome and please let me know what the ending result is. :thumbsup:
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stupid extra questions Heatsink or Fan cooling on a video card better?
And which one is better:
http://www.tigerdire...sp?EdpNo=322841
http://www.tigerdire...sp?EdpNo=354555
http://www.newegg.co...82E16814121441R
http://www.geeks.com...24-BULK&cat=VCD

sorry for all the links. trying to upgrade on a budget lol

Edited by Aukake, 02 June 2012 - 10:45 AM.

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Forget the first two links you provided. Do you have a digital connection for your monitor or do you have both analog and digital cables for it?
If you do then I say the Asus Radeon in the NewEgg link :thumbsup:
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I have a old dell monitor. I will prolly upgrade next pay check lol, but using DVI connector right now. But looks like the newegg one is still the better buy. So i will prolly order it when i get off work today. Thanks again for all the info.
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Not a problem. I'm glad to be of help anytime. I was going to say you may want to think about upgrading to a new LCD flat screen monitor. If you are going to spend all this money on the inside you might as well make what you look at new also. Better quality picture.
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Yea i will get a new monitor prolly soon. [bleep] just got home from work and that Asus videocard sold out. lol
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Then try TigerDirect HERE
Either one should work.
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Tigerdirect takes like 2 weeks to ship the stuff i wanted. So might go with Newegg.
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817159127
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Recieved via pm:


So i ordered stuff from newegg, but it never came and so they refunded me. So now im thinking about buying a new case, motherboard, power supply, video card. Then put what i got now in it to fill the rest. I have :
Windows: Windows 7 Home Premium Edition (64-bit) Service Pack 1 (Build 7601)
Internet Explorer 9.0.8112.16421
Memory (RAM) 6144 MB
CPU Info AMD Athlon™ II X2 235e Processor
CPU Speed 2712.3 MHz
Sound Card Speakers (Realtek High Definiti
Display Adapters ATI Radeon HD 4550 | ATI Radeon HD 4550 | RDPDD Chained DD | RDP Encoder Mirror Driver | RDP Reflector Display Driver
Monitors 1x; Generic PnP Monitor |
Screen Resolution 1280 X 1024 - 32 bit
Network Network Present
Network Adapters Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter | EnGenius 802.11n Wireless USB Adapter | NVIDIA nForce 10/100 Mbps Ethernet
CD / DVD Drives 2x (D: | K: | ) D: HL-DT-STDVDRAM GH41N | K: DTSOFT BDROM
Ports NOT Present NOT Present
Mouse 3 Button Wheel Mouse Present
Hard Disks C: 683.5GB
Hard Disks - Free C: 319.2GB
USB Controllers 2 host controllers.
Firewire (1394) Not Detected
Manufacturer * AMI
Product Make * ET1331G
AC Power Status OnLine
BIOS Info | |
Battery Status No Battery
Motherboard * eMachines MCP61PM-GM
MAC Address 00-02-6F-B2-EF-DD
SM BIOS P01-A0

And im thinking of:
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811139007
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813131767
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814121434
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817139016

Will that work? Can i put all the stuff i have now in my comp to fill the rest?


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Everything looks good except the cpu and motherboard. I will check that to see if the Athlon CPU will work on that new motherboard.
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