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power supply atx 2.0 any suggestions as to a power supply?

Q: power supply atx 2.0 any suggestions as to a power supply?

Hey, i'm building a computer but i haven't realized that the power supply i need is an atx 2.0. What power supply should i get??

I was orignally looking at the Ultra X-connect but it doesn't support atx 2.0 Damn.

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Hello everyone
I've spent allot of time searching for the right power supply, and I just wanted to post a thread here in case any of you wanted to share.
Ideal PSU: 700-750 Watt Moduler 80-Plus Gold/Platinum reliable, silent and efficient power supply for my computer (Check my spec's!). If not, somewhere around that area.
Another thing I wanted to ask, is the XFX ProSeries going to be branching out to 700-750W soon? Apart from it's great performance, I'm interested in the Hybrid Fan feature.
Looking forward to the suggestions!

A:Power Supply Suggestions

Check out Seasonic. They design and manufacturer their own and supply PSU for other big vendors. Can't get any better.

Welcome to Seasonic USA

Check this site for who makes what.,2913.html

Looks like Seasonic makes XFX power supplies.

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My prefered website to shop at for parts is

I would apreciate any tips and suggestions as to what brand I should look at.
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A:Suggestions for a new Power Supply or
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*Also, I don't make online purchases, so retailer available items would be helpful.

A:Suggestions for New GFX Card and Power Supply

Here is the new CX500 model, the CX500M. It is semi-modular and an all around great PSU.

As for a video card.....what are your expectations? After that PSU, that leaves $160-170 left for a graphics card. Is the $240 firm, or can you add a few more dollars to it?

I just saw the part about not buying online........I have no idea what is local to you, but expect to pay a little more for it, or stay within the $240 budget and get less for your money.

Just to add: If you DO decide to do some online shopping, NCIX is the place to do it since you are in Canada.
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If you look in the link my power supply is 250w only so try to keep it within that range.

A:Suggestions On Graphics Card/Power Supply

Go here, then click the "Download Program" button and allow the HardwareProfiler.exe file to run.

Once the scan and analysis is finished, a new window will appear.

Click the "Power Analysis" button. It'll show you the minimum power supply rating, based on your current hardware.

When you consider the additional load of a more powerful graphics card and hard-core gaming, you'll see that the current 250 watt power supply won't do it.

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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: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: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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The motherboard has a power connector for the graphic card next to the slot.

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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:Does power supply with higher power rating really burn motherboard?

The long answer is "No".
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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: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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A:POWER SUPPLY FROM HELL! I cannot get my custom built PC to power on! HELP!
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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: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.

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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: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:constant beep from power supply... no power to pc at all.

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A:Power Supply Question & HD Power Consumption

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Suffice it to say that you CANNOT reliably put one of the critters into sleep/hibernate mode and expect it to wake up and reliably record a show. It just won't happen.

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My question is this - 2 500GB laptop drives burn much less startup and idle current than a single 1TB 3.5" drive. Has anyone tried running multiple laptop drives on a RAID controller, and what sort of luck have you had? What sort of sustained throuput can you obtain?

Electricity is a huge factor here, at 12 cents per KWh. I can recover the marginal cost of 2 500GB laptop drives vs. 1 1TB 3.5 drive.

Case construction and drive cages are not the issue here.
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Its a case of not wanting to swap out the power suppy from my other unit unless necessary. I have 4 other supplies and none have the extra wire, which is listed as P10.

Many thanks in advance.

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 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: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).

What motherboard do you have?
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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: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:Would a 500W power supply power this

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.

But wait for more input from the others and see what they have to say
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A:Power Supply - "The AC power adapter type cannot be determined....."

You are correct, the failure is due toloss of the power supply ID signal. Sometimes this happens because of strain on the plug, which breaks the signal wire. Some even are so severe that the insulation breaks away from the plug; this is due to rough handling. The other cause is one or more of the power socket solder connections to the system board become broken. This also is related to severe handling. I have seen one case where all three power connections and three of four mechanical connections were disconnected. If the power supply is bad, a replacement will cure the problem. If not, then the socket is bad, and this will require a system board replacement. If you are experienced, you can try to resolder the connections. I am experienced and was not able to get my daughter's E6000 to work by resoldered. More recent Dells are using a replacable power connection board which is a much cheaper repair.
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A:Power supply on the way out?

Use something like a straw, coffee stirrer, etc to hold the fan stopped and pw ON. See which one is making the noise.
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A:Power Supply

Here are the specs for that card: GeForce GTX 470 - Specifications - GeForce

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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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A:Bad power supply?

I think your on the right track. One of the most common things to happen is just strange errors with your computer. You may have software glitches, hardware, and any other act's of Satan. Some common symptoms of power supply problems.
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A:Need Help With Power Supply

That card recommends a minimum 400 watt power supply. The 430 makes it but you are cutting it close.

I believe you should have some "overhead" for a power supply to avoid any issues. Usually 50% more than needed. Power supplies lose output as they get older and you might add extra devices in the future.

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A:Is it my Power Supply or something else?

Something about the ground on the PSU being broken and now you need a new PSU and/or motherboard. Before you do that though, try changing the wall plug or surge protector plug that the computer is plugged into.
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A:Power Supply Getting Hot

Is the case getting dusty?

make sure all the fans you have now are spinning. (Video card, CPU, power supply and case)

Did you build the system? What did you do about thermal paste on the CPU?

If all this clears try another fan
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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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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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A:New Power Supply

Well some good brands of PSUs are, Antec, Enermax, and OCZ. There are loads more, but i cant think of more ATM. But here is an example of a decent PSU that fits your price range

And they are compatable for the most part. THere are ATX and ATX 2.0 the only real difference is the number of pins on the p1 (main power) connector. But you can get and adapter for 5 bucks or so. But with a dell, you might have to take an extra step of precaution. I would take out the PSU and measure it, and then compare it to a PSU, before you order, to make sure it iwll fit. Im sure it will, but you never know.
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Still Learning, Learning Still


A:Power Supply Help

Look at the old power supply and it will have a HP part number on it.
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A:Bad Power Supply?

first try some memory/hdd diags if you wanna save some money.

but yeah sounds like bad psu...swap out with a new one to check. and if it isn't a bad supply at least you have a new one, it won't be a waste of money. this problem is especially common if you have a pre-built computer (i.e. emachines, hp..)
that should do it. if it doesn't, come back tell me whats goin on then.
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Mobo Intel P35 chipset

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A:What power supply

I wouldn't get any of those small-brand cheapo PSUs. Cheapest one of decent quality would be the OCZ SXS600:
Or with the promo code applied, this, of even higher quality, would be very good for you too:

One good reason not to get the Q-tec: ("12V 20 A") that's a 300 W PSU named as a 650 W unit. It will draw 75% more power from the wall, and output 75% less to the computer to use than the Corsair or OCZ. Also, will break in a year at average, and with the actual power rating it has, it won't actually power your machine.
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A:Power Supply help

What kind of computer do you have, and what are the trouble symtoms you are having with this computer?
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A:is my power supply going bad?

Those voltages look like they are right on the mark. They are going to dip and dive a little bit. That's to be expected. If there was serious sagging or something you might have something to worry about.
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I hope that you could advise me which power supply to go for should my current not be enough to run my system sufficiently.


Power supply: Fortron 400 watt ATX

Motherboard: Asus MBA M2N-E AM2
Ram: 2Gb DDR2 PC5300 667MHz
Processor: AMD Athlon64X2 6000+ AM2
GFX card: Nvidia gforce 7900gt 256 MB
HDD: Maxtor 6g160eo 7200 RPM

Thanks for your help !

A:Not sure about power supply

It remains as good as it was.
You will have problems with your Maxtor drive first. Replace the power supply when the drive fails which will be pretty soon.
There is a good list in the TechSpot archives listing a great number of the best power supplies...
But it is all a matter of cost, and you will have to tell us the budget\
Blind buy, I would get a Corsair 600 watt... because it will last long into the future of your next build.
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Case temp is 29C and CPU is 47C

A:Power supply fan

Usualy when a power supply fan fails it will start to whirrl , growl,etc..etc.. But since yours doesn't make any sound, might wanna try and replace the fan. Should be either a 80 mm or 92 mm fan.
When it comes to the air flow, as long as you have intake and exhausts fans that move the air inside the case , shouldn't be too much of a problem for the peripherals. The only problem that you might experience will be an overheat of the psu.
Also since you didn't post the make and model of the psu , it's possible that the psu has it own thermal controller. As in "speed up " or "speed down" depeding of the internal temp. So it's possible that since you have ample air flow in the case, the psu doesn't need to "speed up". On the other hand it's possible that the temp sensor failed and it gives fals readings.
In any case, might wanna touch the psu and see how hot it gets ( it's not quite accurate, but at least it's a start).
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A:power supply

How many video cards are you using?
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A:Power supply help

Hi naturalphenomen,
I believe t is quite sufficient especially if it is a good quality stable one. I have a 600w running all the stuffs in my spec plus 5 fans without any problem. I also built a unit with 500W for the same hardware as yours except one less HDD without any problem.
Hope this helps,
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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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A:Power Supply?

(okay a paste from me)
9800GT which replaced the discountinued 8800GT is what you should look at:

9800GT singe slot:
9800GT Dual slot:

Note: 9800 / 8800 cards generate a lot of heat... You may want to look at a bit cooler running ATI 4850 card... or the slower 4670 card. A dual slot card will help exhaust the heat.

Top level PSUs:
OCZ, FSP, Seasonic, Corsair, PC Power & Cooling, Zalman, SilverStone, Gigabyte

Good PSUs:
Antec, Enermax, Sparkle, Coolermaster. (some of these are TOP end)

Should Avoid:
Aerocool, Apevia, Apex, Athena, Chieftex, coolmax, Dynapower, e-power, Linkworld, Powmax, raidmax. Many of these are exactly the same thing.

I'd say a good quality 750~850watt PSU should handle that.
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Depth- Around 5 inches
Height- Around 3 inches
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A:Power Supply

well first of all check if your aiw 9700 pro has a molex power connector,i think the 9700 pros do have that,if they do than this has to be connected separately to a free power cable from your psu.200 w is not optimal even if you werent putting in a 9700 pro,you were bound to run into problems if this was a generic psu.since you have a amd 2800+,a 120 g hdd,512 mb ram and also some optical drive(i am guessing)a 200w would not be sufficient for your setup.get a new psu from a respected psu manufacturer like antec or enermax forton.a good psu is a one time thing-put it in and forget it.if your 200 w is a generic brand you really ought to consider an upgrade to atleat a 300w+ psu higher the better(if you ever want to upgrade or put more peripheral in).
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A:New Power Supply

Sean have read on HardForum
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A:R.I.P. Power Supply

Replace the PSU before you do anything else!!!!
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A:Is it my power supply?

only way to start weeding out a solution is to try another PSU..
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A:power supply?

Probably not without problems. There are also problems with some Dells... you may not be able to upgrade the power supply, depending on whether you hav a proprietary unit or not.