replacing a Power supply
Posted 05 December 2012 - 09:35 PM
Posted 06 December 2012 - 03:09 AM
Many cases today come with an intake grille in the bottom of the case so when installing a PSU, the fan faces down. It will be OK to install your PSU with the fan facing down, screw holes will match providing it is one of the ATX versions.
Please post the brand/model of your current PSU so we can check it's actual size and make some suggestions for a replacement.
Posted 06 December 2012 - 03:44 PM
Oh and yes i do believe this is a ATX version.
Edited by jds63, 06 December 2012 - 03:46 PM.
Posted 07 December 2012 - 03:25 AM
What video card have you purchased?
Posted 09 December 2012 - 04:33 PM
So i may only be able to use three screws instead of four.Will it line up was question?I also will put in a audio card i have,a creative sound blaster X-FI titanium.I do not want purchase one till i am sure will fit right in case,with aligned screw holes,if possible can show me some brands will fit,to help me.
Edited by jds63, 09 December 2012 - 04:35 PM.
Posted 09 December 2012 - 06:21 PM
If it is installed with the switch on the left and the exhaust fan on the right. The intake fan is facing the bottom of the case.
The following link shows a good quality PSU that will be great for your upgrade and is not very expensive.
Click on the gallery view, the first pic shows the PSU with the intake fan facing up. The second pic shows the PSU with the fan facing down, you can see that the screw holes now match those of the one you have installed at the moment, top left hole in, top right hole down, both bottom holes in the corners. The plug socket and switch are in a line and will be clear of the surrounding grille so you can use them.
Posted 09 December 2012 - 08:05 PM
Edited by jds63, 09 December 2012 - 08:35 PM.
Posted 10 December 2012 - 05:12 AM
I prefer the bottom, especially if the fan takes air from outside through a bottom grill but, there are 168 computer case on Newegg with the PSU at the top. > http://www.newegg.co...h=1&srchInDesc= air is taken from inside the case.
Your PSU has a 80mm fan just behind the vent hole, it draws air from inside the case, over the parts, and expels it out the vent.
The Sesonic, on Newegg, has a 120mm fan on the flat side of the PSU, it takes air from inside the case and blows it over the parts and expels through the vent hole.
Both perform the same function but in slightly different ways.
There will be no problem with heat.
This one is not modular, all cables are fixed inside the PSU, any you do not use have to be tidied together and kept as clear as possible of good airflow through the case.
Can you also explain to me difference between modular and non modular power supplies
This one, same brand, is modular, has three fixed cables from inside the PSU and the rest are plugin, only use the ones your require, look at the gallery pics, you always pay a little more for modular.
Look at the details on the Newegg link for the specs you require.
Please do not buy a cheap, not very well known brand, the whole performance and stability of your PC depends on the PSU.
The one I selected is good quality, gives clean stable power, is very reasonable priced and has a five year warranty.
If you are going to select a different one, please post a link so we can give an opinion.
Posted 10 December 2012 - 07:10 PM
here's two more not sure this rosewell brand
how is this brand
Edited by jds63, 10 December 2012 - 07:30 PM.
Posted 11 December 2012 - 03:47 AM
Posted 11 December 2012 - 03:46 PM
If i have another question i will post back.TY
Edited by jds63, 11 December 2012 - 03:47 PM.
Posted 12 December 2012 - 05:10 PM
Posted 13 December 2012 - 06:20 AM
It looks to me as though there is no good air intake at the front of the case, so the grill on the back has been left empty to allow air intake. If you decide to add a fan, I would try it as an intake fan to begin with and monitor the temps, then reverse it to blow air out, monitor the temps again and decide which is the best.
You can fit a 92mm fan. A cheap case fan is not very controllable, so is likely to just run at top revs and probable be quite noisy. I would use this fan as it has a number of ways to control it, > http://www.newegg.co...N82E16835608027
Posted 13 December 2012 - 05:02 PM
Edited by jds63, 13 December 2012 - 08:48 PM.
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