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Missing plug on power supply?


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Ok, so I went out and bought a new power supply - Antec smart power 500 watt. When I went to install it I noticed that well it was missing a plug that the original PSU had. Has anyone ever heard of this? Is there an adapter I can buy to make this PS work? I really need it as the one thats in here is advertised as 250w, in actuality after I pulled it out and read the actual specs on it its only 170w MAX! So as you can see its not NEARLY enough power. Any help would be GREATLY appreciated,
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What original plug did it have?
Do you mean the 15 pin SATA power connector?
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what's the actual make and model of both psu's
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Well, Ive found that its a proprietary unit (DELL). [bleep]S!!!!!!! Pissed me off SOOOO bad, to the point where I will NEVER buy another DELL product as long as I live!!
Heres the low down, DELL makes proprietary PSU's so they can RAPE you when you need to buy a bigger one. Where a normal ATX unit costs $100-130 (for a decent one 500 watt+), a sorry DELL replacement (if they even offer one), costs well over $200 and thats on eBay. On the DELL website they were roughly $250-300. That really pissed me off, that they would do something so assenine, F#$% DELL. Sorry about the rant I'm just REALLY disappointed.
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Yup... that's exactly why I never buy a pre-made computer... I always build my own! Be very careful with OEM machines... in the case of Dells... using an incorrect power supply can blow your motherboard... they are definitely proprietory! Sad!

Edited by makai, 27 February 2006 - 05:18 PM.

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are hp computers like this too, because i have an hp and im looking for a new psu, but im scared to buy one now.
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To my knowledge, HP is not using proprietary power supplies but to be on the safe side, I would email HP and ask them. I'm always concerned that a company that used to build pc's to ATX industry standards may all of the sudden start using proprietary parts.

Like makai, I build my own pc's to ATX industry standards......
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