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Hey All,

 

I was wondering if any of you had a recommendation for a good Power Supply?

 

My old Dell XPS's Power Supply is on it's last leg and I want to replace it. Powering up is intermittent at times. It's not my main gaming rig; just use it as my media storage, casual gaming (it only has a GTX 270), work stuff, etc.

 

Currently it has a 750W PS and its dimensions are: 4"x6"x6.5"

 

I will also require a PS that can juice 4 HDDs and 2 Optical Drives.

 

It's a good PC and I would like to keep it a bit longer.

 

As always, Thanks

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Hey Nav   It sounds like you may have a good excuse to buy a new case (better cooling)   I don't really have a fav to recommened, especially considering the dimension limitations.  I  have a Superflower rebranded by NZXT, so I looked up 700 watt, and found this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817116024  The video explains dimensions towards the end.  Im not sure it would work, but the problem is knowing who made it, and how well she performs. 

 

Heres a review on JohnnyGurus site for a CoolerMaster http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=360   The review covers who made it (Seasonic) and how well it performs.

 

I wouldn't be too shocked to see someone post about a specific Corsair model.  I just want to make sure that you understand that for example the 500 Watt Corsair may be bulletproof, but the 550 could be totally different  If possible I would try to find a model similar to one reviewed by Johnny  ie.  The same model number, and the same energy efficiency.  I believe that it may be easier to trust/use the review for guidance.

 

 

Personally Id suggest holding off until "Monday Madness" aka online Black Friday if possible. 

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Hey Stranger!

 

I would first recommend that you give a Power Supply (PS) calculator a try to see what you actually need.  A 750 for an older computer is a bit overkill.  What recommended power settings does thing link suggest?

 

http://images10.newegg.com/BizIntell/tool/psucalc/index.html?name=Power-Supply-Wattage-Calculator

 

I prefer "Modular" PS which means all of the cables from the PS can be disconnected and you only attach the cables in the PS that you need.  It helps keep things from being jammed packed in your case.

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Nexus brings up a valid point about the actual power needed.  But I would add at least 50 Watts to any recommended wattage.  For one thing PSU's lose total power over time.  But the Wattage is only half the issue, you want a cushion on amps too.  Im not so sure it will be so much an issue w that card tbh, but some cards have needed quite a bit to start/bootup. ie. It may run okay, if it starts up  (personally Id suggest 500 Watt min.)(

 

Most PSU's are single rail, so you get max amps, but I believe there is some others available.

 

imho If you find a PSU that you like, but the mobo/cpu is hardwired, its not so bad (because you will use them)  I believe the real  advantage would be in replacing the PSU that is fully modular.  (Johnny also mentions various testing results w  full mod)

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This would/should work http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817438012  as per http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=351

 

Now something to consider for cannibalizing  http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139054  per http://www.kitguru.net/components/power-supplies/zardon/corsair-rm650-power-supply-review/   Now Corsair does have a 550 (which may be closer to range, and provide better efficiency) But as  stated earlier, theres a chance that another Manu bid that contract

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