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Alpine 850w power supply

Q: Alpine 850w power supply

A good example of why not to buy cheap power supplies.

This power supply was about 6 months old, Used for 2 or 3 days per week, And drew around 450 watts under full load.

Thankfully the rest of my pc components were spared. It was used in my second older pc, I use a corsair TX850 v2 in my main machine.
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Preferred Solution: Alpine 850w power supply

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I seem to be unable to get onto the alpine website, whenever I try it says I need to install flash and then gives me an error when I try to

A:can't get alpine website

If you already have the latest Flash installed, then check your firewall settings and Firefox addons to see which is blocking scripts.

For example, if I view the Alpine site in Firefox with the NoScript addon enabled, I get the same error as you and can't see the animation. Setting NoScript to allow scripts for the site fixes the problem.
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current 19v..3.1A

A:Toshiba Satellite L305-5955 does not respond to power supply, new power jack

Almost certainly the problem is that the current rating is wrong, if the laptop needs
6.3 A of current, it won't function on less (just as you can't use a 3A fuse for a kettle!)
Unfortunately it must be the right current rating, I know, I've been caught that way too!
Maybe you can exchange it?
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A:Trouble with iPod and Alpine Head Unit Appreciate any help


I guess the best place to search for help would be with apple itself. May br some issues with the headphones that your friend is using.

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A:Power Supply Wont Power up - Gigabyte ga-ma790fx & AMD Phenom 9850

if I read the specifications right on your mobo... it implies that it has the 4 pin PCI-e input(power) but it also has the 8pin ATX power conector. (it may be simply removing a cap that is actually right next to the 4 pin connector, thus making it an 8 pin connector (thats how it was on my mobo)

Try using the 8pin power with your new PSU, see if that works.
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A:No power, no lights but green light on power supply blinks rapidly

Remove the laptops battery and try the AC power only. If the green light does the same, it still could only be a bad AC adapter, or at worst, a shorted laptop motherboard
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A:Bent power supply pin - Hard to plug in power cord

umm.. bend it back so it's closer to normal? That's all I can say about it. usually works for me.
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The motherboard has a power connector for the graphic card next to the slot.

Is there any reason I should connect the power for the card to the power connector on the board instead of directly to the power supply?

A:Graphic card power to power supply or connector on motherboard?

First time I have ever seen that feature. I like it. I'm thinking that is a neat/easy way to partially eliminate cable clutter from the PSU. Give it a shot, you can always revert to PSU cable if you wish.
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A:No Power, Blinking green light on power supply and motherboard

Sounds like a Power Supply problem.
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A:Does power supply with higher power rating really burn motherboard?

The long answer is "No".
Just be sure of the dimensions of the power supply before you order a replacement, as HP uses some pretty strange sizes sometimes, and you want the new one to fit with room to spare.
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A:Hardware Power Consumption-Picking a new Power Supply

You have pretty much the same problem as me (getting BSOD's randomly). For me it's bulging capacitors on motherboard. You should take a closer look for capacitors on your motherboard. Dead capacitors look something like that:
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A:Pavilion elite power supply light on, won't power up

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A:New power supply, no schematic, looking for power fan plug.

There are basically two voltages available to you: 5V and 12V. Doesn't really matter where you get it from - some pin on the mobo or some wire from the PSU.

From the PSU the yellow wires are 12V and red ones 5V, black is ground. The fan voltages should be written on the fan itself, the black fan wire is ground, red may be 12V or 5V depending on the fan voltage.

Fan headers on the motherboard should be labelled so, check with a voltmeter what pin gives out what.
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A:Power Supply Question & HD Power Consumption

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A:Power Supply Light Blinking. No Power :(!

Have you opened case to make sure all connections are secure? Something may have come loose while you were transporting it. Give us more info about your computer (e.g. make and model, cpu, ram, name of psu, etc.)
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A:Laptop gets no power, power supply seems to be working

The charging circuits on the laptop motherboard may be shorted...
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A:Computer won't power up after disconnecting power supply

While installing the new optical drive, you might have inadvertently loosened one or more connectors. Recheck all data and power cables to make sure they are tight, including all those to the motherboard.
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A:constant beep from power supply... no power to pc at all.

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A:extra power leads on power supply?

Sounds like typical extra +5V lead and can be used for any number of things...(riser cards,backplanes,to drive extra slots, etc.)
Without knowing the specs. on your motherboard this question is impossible to answer...Post Mobo identification (make/model) or obtain FCC ID and post that. Perhaps we can find a more definitive answer for you...BOL
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A:Driver Power Failure = New Power Supply?

You're greatly risking the health of your whole computer while running with such underpowered power supply. Do yourself a favour and get a quality PSU. That's the cheapest one that is enough and of good quality that I could find with a quickish search.
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A:Computer won't power up (poss. power supply)

Does it happen with any other appliances? as in does using the toaster while using the kettle While your mate is in the Electric shower, telly on, or ironing?

Possibly a static build up, it is possible, Wher are you situated??
What voltage are you on?

What is the make and model of your comp? is it the same as your friends?

is your machine custom built or is it a brand?
Answer a few of them and we will try to narrow it down 4 you..

Mean while if you could get your hands on a spare PSU that would be handy. And remember when dealing with PSU's alway leave them to sischarge for at least 24hrs,
the 3 D'S, Disconect, discharge, dismantle.
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A:New Build no power-up: case's power supply or MB?

Well, I figured out the problem.
I am planning to re-do the older mini-itx system I have; it has gotten riddled with Trojan software for kids downloading games; it basically has been de-commissioned already.

So, I took the pico-psu power supply from that older computer, and hooked it up to the one I am making. Everything went perfectly.

So, I un-did that, removed the MB from case, disconnected the barrel-power connection from the case, unscrewed and removed the power supply that had been mounted in the case, put the pico-psu power supply back in place (I had to drill the hole for the barrel-connection out to be a little bigger since the pico-psu internal/external connection is threaded and held in place by nut with lock washer), and routed wires to be clear of cpu fan, screwed MB to stand-offs, and closed it all up.

now, everything is great. I like this linkworld case, but the power supply is worthless. I may try to get a few dollars back from the ebay vendor, to make me happy with a case that is less than what I should have gotten, but is working for me; I don't want to wait on returns, etc.
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A:installed new power supply...still no power!?

Is the LED lit on the MB? Try bypassing the front case switch by putting the blade of a small screwdriver across the pins on the MB that the switch connects to.
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A:Power supply and mobo are 100%, no power

There are some motherboards that have a power on button directly on the motherboard. I don't suppose you have one of those? There are some BIOS' that can enable the keyboard to power on the PC by pressing any key. I'm using one of them now. Of course, the problem with that is to get the PC started in the first place so you can change the BIOS setting (if it has that setting).

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Hi QGamez,

I reckon a 500W wouldn't be enough but a 750W may be the right one. I had a look in a few forums and they had 650W & 750W etc but not 500W.

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A:No power to Power Supply, no lights

Well sounds like your power supply took a power surge. Well to start with i would try a power supply. Now about replacing the power supply cheap is not the best way to go, learned from experience. Here is my recommendation:
And for replacing a PSU not hard. If you need help removing it Post back i will walk you through step by step if need be.
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A:Power Supply or Power Strip?

Check your power management settings (and reinstall software if needed, from the manufacturer website). I've run across many problems with SP2 messing with power management settings...
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A:power supply and power jumper

Disconnect External Power To The Wall Socket Before Messing Around In The Box!!!!!!!!!!!
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A:Power Supply - "The AC power adapter type cannot be determined....."

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A:Power supply

Here is a good one:
I've never heard of cooler master PSUs, OCZ makes a good quality power supply. The difference is that the second one is more efficient than the first and has a system where you plug in rails as you go along.
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Need a new PSU. The one I currently got keeps going to Power Saving Mode, Not in warranty with dell, and to be honest I want a new graphics card, looking for 550- Plus. Not sure if this 375 can put out the required juice, to sustain all the new stuff I plan to put inside, including a TV tuner and Blu-ray, plus a new card, I plan on replacing the 8800 with something new havn't decide, but looks like I will be needing new power.

Can Anyone recommend one that will work with my system? Only answer if your one hundred certain it will work with the xps420, must have 6-Sata connectors plus they must be lengthy.

Not confident one doing this myself any help will be useful.

Thanks in advance.

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if nothing happens when i turn the computer on (brand new, everything connected properly) does it mean my power supply is dead?
nothing turns on, not even power supply fan.

A:power supply

no it does not mean your power supply is could be... but it also could be the ram ,the cpu, or the motherboard
does any fans come on fan , cpu fan or the power suppy fan
do you hear any beeps
and check all the cables one more time .... make sure the montior is plugged it good
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I have an antec psu 2.0, 550w. cu crashed on hard landing from a power outage. pwr will not come back on. Any ideas/thoughts would be appreciated.

A:power supply

Is the PC's power line attached to a surge protector type power strip?
If so, there should be a reset button on it.

Also try unplugging the power cord from the PC for a few minutes.
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What brands should I go with?

A:Power Supply

Antec is always a good bet. Fotron is another good brand.
Seasonic is supposed to make nice PSU's. PC Power and Cooling if you have money to burn.
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I have a a6220n HP computer. In order to run a newer graphics card, ineed a new power supply. I was wondering if this: would help

A:power supply

I don't know the wattage on a a6220n PSU, but if it is like all other HP PC's it is most likely underpowered.
I would suggest you put your money into a good 400-450 watt PU.
I have used this on for some time and have had no problems with it.
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I bought a new power supply of 600W, installed all the wires and turned on the PC. The problem is that i don't see anything on the monitor!

*My video card is on board*

So i reinstalled my old power supply back, which works fine, to seek help.

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Just wondering how to check what power supply I have. Is there a way to do it without actually opening the case?? I don't think cpu-z gives this info.

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I was issued a Siemens Gigaset SE587 WLAN dsl Router by Tiscali some time ago which I did not use. I now wish to but cannot locate the power supply. Can anybody please advise the correct output voltage and the polarization of the coaxial plug on the power supply.
Many thanks, Mike G.

A:Power Supply

The input voltage should be printed on a label on the router, or possibly embossed into the casing next to the DC Input socket.
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hi lately i ve been having a shutdown problem while i m serfing the net or using word processor or any other program the computer SHUTS DOWN AND RESTARTS ITSELF I tried everything i could to fix supply fan power the problem formatting my drive changing the OS updating bios and video sound drivers nothing worked Then i ran a software that came with my motherboad s CD that monitors the computer temperatures and fans It says the power supply fan and chassis fan are below the threshold limit under RPM I just wanned to know can power supply fan power supply fan cause my problem And what is a chassis fan And do u know any other software that i can test my fans with the defualt bios setup i have for these fans are power supply fan Ignore chassis fan N A The motherboard manual says the computer should be able to detect the speeds of these fans this is my specs Main B asus cubx CPU pentium Mhz RAM X MB MB Video Geforce MX Sound Soundblaster live value Thnx in advance for the help crillin nbsp

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The P/S in my machine is "Biting the Dust". So I gota ge a new one, but I can't spend that much money on it(under $60) I found a couple at newegg that looked pretty good. Here they are...
Is Aspire a trusted brand, I want one that will last and that has more then one fan thats why I thought this one looked O.K.
Thermaltake has good cooling products but I don't know about their P/S's this is the TT PS I found...
Any thoughts would help,

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OK I quot m a bit baffled Basically I m having a weird problem which I ve found supply! with power Help that Help with power supply! a couple of other people had and replacing the power supply fixed it for them That s not the issue here The issue here is that I ve tried different brand new fresh from the store power supplies today and both of them didn t work for me I m running a P on an ASUS P S X mother board The power supply that came with my case is a quot turbolink quot When I use that power supply my computer boots up fine but my voltage is only running at about The first power supply I tried was an Antec Smart Power Turn it on computer hangs won t even go into BIOS I put the old supply back and it booted up into the bios which said my processor had hung last time due to incorrect frequency or something like that I figured this was just a case of the best buy guy not knowing what he was talking about when he told me that supply was P compliant I returned it Next I brought home an Antec True Power which specifically says P compliant Same result Computer hangs won t go into bios Put the old supply back on and again it boots up says the processor hung last time etc Now I have noticed that both new power supplies didn t exactly match up on the various output amperages For example my old power supply is A A A - A - A SB A The Antec True Power in my possession A A A - A - A SB A I figured that even though they are different that Antec should know what they re talking about when they say P compliant Is this voltage discrepancy the problem According to the manual none of the Antec True Power series have the voltages that match my old supply I m quite baffled Any idea what s going on nbsp

A:Help with power supply!

The differences in your PSUs are not very big. When you say the 3.3v line is registering low, have you taken an actual reading or are you relying on a probe software reading, if the latter they are not very accurate. If your existing PSU is working fine, I would suggest keeping it.
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Anyone know which output pins on either a 20 or a 24-pin power supply connector sends the voltage to the cpu?

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hi i just got a new graphics card that requires a W psu i have a HP Pavilion a n which came with a W so if i were to upgrade to a W or more what do i need to know in order to find one that is compatible with my computer Motherboard description Motherboard manufacturer s name ASUS A M N-LA HP Compaq power what do How get? know to supply I name NodusM -GL E How do I know what power supply to get? CPU Processor Socket AM Supports AMD Athlon Athlon X and Sempron processors Front-side bus FSB MegaTransfers second Chipset GeForce LE chipset BIOS features Award brand system BIOS Keyboard combination to used to enter BIOS F Form factor Micro-ATX in X in Memory Four -pin DDR DIMM sockets Supports PC MHz and PC MHz DDR DIMMs non-ECC memory only unbuffered Maximum HP Compaq approved memory is GB NOTE Actual available memory may be less Expansion slots Three PCI One PCI Express x graphics Video graphics Integrated Serial ATA SATA connectors Each connector supports serial ATA- disk drive Onboard audio Built-in High Definition channel audio ALC CODEC Onboard LAN Marvell EC Back panel I Listed in physical order from left to right One PS keyboard port purple One PS mouse port green One SPDIF coaxial out One VGA port One IEEE Four USB One RJ- networking port Audio ports o side speaker out gray o rear speaker out black o center subwoofer yellow orange o line in light blue o line out lime o microphone pink Internal connectors One -pin ATX power connector One -pin ATX power connector Two PATA connectors Four SATA connectors One floppy drive connector Two v fan connectors for CPU fan and PC fan One -pin header for power button reset button power LED and HDD LED One audio header for headphone-out and microphone-in One audio header for line input Two USB connectors supporting additional USB ports One IEEE connector any help wpuld be great thanks nbsp

A:How do I know what power supply to get?

Whatever ATX 2.0 PSU you want. Recommend Thermaltake, Antec, CoolerMaster, Corsair, Seasonic, PC Power & Cooling.

This one is about $50 for a mid-range PSU. For high end $100 -
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Okay here is my issue, i have a dell xps 710 desktop, i bought an nvidia 9800 gx2 graphics card. I can't use the power supply that came with the dell because on the graphics card i need an 8 pin and a 6 pin plug from the power supply, the power supply that came with the dell only has an 8 pin.
so i bought a new power supply from corsair and everything worked fine with the graphics card, but i need a 24 pin plug that powers the main board and a 24 that powers the mother board, and the corsair only has 1 24 pin plug. After all that said, which power supply do i need to get to be able to use my nvidia 9800 gx2 graphics card with my dell xps 710?

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Perhaps someone could advise if a Netgear FS605 ethernet switch could be powered from a spare USB port on BT Vision box without causing problems.

A:USB Power supply

The FS605 datasheet says 7.5 VDC @ 1 amp, so no it won't work.
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When I turn on my computer... I get one green light on computer and then shuts down... Power supply or no??


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I just got a geforce fx 5200 and i noticed that my powersupply is severely lacking. I have an HP brio thats a few years old with a bunch of upgrades, wich are as follows : 1ghz processor (was 800 i think), more ram, extra hd ,extra cd drive, network card, new sound card and of course the geforce fx 5200 that i just upgraded from gforce 3 that was not stock. My powersupply is 120W. I was wondering how much would a new powersupply help me. I use the computer for gaming.

A:Power supply

120w!!! I haven't seen one that small in years, and that was on an AT system. Get yourself a good 400w Antec or Enermax. There have been studies that 25% of all generic drives fail within the first 90 days.
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Ok I just purchased a 6600gt PCI-E graphics card from a website. I didnt realize this before but in the description it says it needs a min. 350w power supply, while my pc only has a 300w. Is it a bad idea to unplug my back cd drive and otherthings that i am not using to see if I can run this? If not, then here is another question. Where the power supply plugs into the motherboard itself it has 24 pins (12 running down each side). Is ther a special name for these pins, I am having trouble finding ones to buy off of websites, most of them just have 20 pins. Any help!?

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Is there any way i can check to see my power supply on my comp?

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The pc I'm building is an AMD 64 3000+, nvidia geforce6800 GT vid card, Asus A8N-E nForce4 Ultra Athlon 64(FX) Skt939 DDR ATX mobo, with 1gig of ram and a 160 hard drive, dvd +/-, floppy, and 2 or 3 120mm fans. What kind of powersupply do I need?

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hey so im replacing a power supply that died on me with a Thermaltake 430W power supply i ordered. i plugged everything in and nothing happens, i dont really kno what to do now can any1 help me?

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i changed my video hard to ati 5850 hd 2 months ago
since then i get a lot of bsod
i format the pc 1 week ago and reinstalled all drivers..
keep having the same problem..
many bsod with diferent message every time.

i took it to a workshop and they told me that all is ok,they check everything.
and what is causing the bsod is the power supply..
its not enough for the new video card..
is this possible?

A:power supply?

It is very possible. If your PSU is running borderline with required system power requirements, or even less than requirements, you will see this.
It appears time to upgrade your PSU.
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i have had my power supply for around 4 months, but when i use asus probe to monitor temps and fan speed i get these values

cpu temp = 43c/ 109f
mb temp = 41c/105f
cpu fan = 4115
power fan = below threshold
chassis fan = below threshold

i have been having green/purple flickering while playing games recently and i have been told it is most likely a overheating problem, can anyone help me.

A:power supply fan

Open cpu, get rid of ALL dust in fans etcm with compressed air.


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Im here again for your expert advise! I have a few questions: does the order of the power cables (the ones marked p2,p3,p4,p5) matter? And what can cause the power supply inside the computer to burn out?
I'll appreciate the help.

Also, if I removed a HD from one computer, is it possible that it might not work on another?

A:Power Supply

The reasons a power supply can fail are too numerous to list. It's about like asking why the chicken crossed the road.

For the hard disk question, more specific. Tell us more about the systems, the hard disks and what you are attempting to accomplish.
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My power supply fan has begun to whine and grind, and I think it's about to give up the ghost. I looking into replacing the power supply. Here are the specs of my motherboard:

CPU Type AMD Duron, 1000 MHz (10 x 100)
Motherboard Name PCChips M810LR (2 PCI, 1 AGP, 1 AMR, 2 SDR DIMM, Audio, Video, LAN)
Motherboard Chipset SiS 730S
System Memory 576 MB (SDRAM)
BIOS Type AMI (09/14/01)
Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)
Communication Port Printer Port (LPT1)
Here are two power supplies I've found and I'm wondering if anyone could take a look and see if either would be compatible with my MB.
I don't do any hardcore gaming, I'm mostly just looking to replace what I've got.


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Not sure which one I want to go for.. I'm more swayed to the Arctic due to the brand naming as i've only ever seen Xenta do "peripherals" such as mice and keyboards.

Xenta 800w psu

Arctic Power Pro 850w (modular)

Case that its going into:
Antec DF-85 Full tower



A:Which power supply

Get neither. First do you need 800w? Planning Crossfire or SLI with overclocking? If you need 800w, this one would be best from the options at that site:

If that is too expensive, go for this one:

PSUs are one place you DON'T want to go cheap. Remember all the components in your system are dependent on it. Moreover, it goes beyond power as we normally think of it for equipment. In a PC, the power, precisely stepped down into very fine, minute amounts, is the lifeblood and neurons of the system, carrying millions of bits of data and driving hundreds of thousands of almost simultaneous calculations. You need good, clean power to make it all work. And a PSU that delivers it constantly, hour after hour, day after day, year after year. Billions and billions of calculations all dependent on clean power. In addition a bad power supply can fry the video card and other components.
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Hey there, so, recently I purchased this computer

Shortly after purchasing it I installed dual channel sticks of 512 Corsair memory (for a total of 1 gig plus the existing). I also installed a Geforce 6600 GT, a medium performance graphics card. So my question is this, do I need more than the 300 watt power supply that came with the computer? Also my upgrades are not finished I am also installing a 24 bit audio card and possibly a few other things as well. So how much power do you guys think I will need?

A:Do I need a better power supply?

YES, with a fast cpu like that, and all the goodies your're throwing in, i would highly recommend a new one, try around 450-500 watts for flexibility. Make sure you dont buy a crappy generic brand either, you wouldn't want to risk frying anything.
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I have a Corsair HX-Series 620W PSU, and it seems to run pretty hot. This is likely due a bad choice of fan setup (the Heatsink for the CPU is large, and partially blocks off 1/3 of the fan .

Just wondering if thishas any negative effects on the power supply. I have no idea of the tempature, however its usually blowing out warm air, and it gets a bit warmer during gaming

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ok i have a 20 pin power supply and my mother board is a 24 pin. can i still plug in my 20 pin power supply into the 24 pin motherboard?

here is a link which cleared up some issues but want to ask you guys.

A:Power SUpply 20 pin

You need to buy a 20 to 24 pin converter. They only cost a few bucks.

See HERE for an example.

Regards Howard