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Windows 7: help a nOOb buying pc parts


27 Jul 2009   #1

 
help a nOOb buying pc parts

i need some technical advise about buying some new parts for my

heres the graphics card i want

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/155497

it has alot of positive reviews (or is there better ATI gpu's than this for 100 on ebuyer
then i need a psu for 40

but this is where i need most advise which one to get, what has right connections for this card

in my pc (bare in mind im new(total nOOb) to this) on my current psu i have ,one connection going to sata dvd drive with a four pin plug on the end of that what fits to something what im not to sure what it connects to

then obviously i have the 20 plus 4 what connects to motherboard then another one with 4 i think ,what also connects to mother board

and another one for sata drive and on the end of that theres a little white plug whats not connected to anything

i really dont want to buy psu and its totally got wrong conections

help muchly appreciated


"edit"..... will this one do the job?
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/124927




specs ,,,,, acer aspire m3201
9150e phenom quad core 1.8 ghz
2 gig ram 800 mhz
current psu 240 wat


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27 Jul 2009   #2

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Hi Gilly,

I have bad news for you. You do need to buy another psu, not just for the missing connections, but I saw in your specs it's a 240watts.

That is never going to work for a Quad core, the new graphicscard and all the other stuff.

I recommend at least a 450 or 500 watts model.

They are not that expensive nowadays.

If you want further help on putting this together, please make pictures of all your parts, and I will write you a tutorial, ok?

You can PM me if you want.

Good luck,

Greetz.
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27 Jul 2009   #3

 

yes i know ineed psu thats what im asking for advise buying one from

Cheap Computer Power Supplies at Ebuyer - Huge Range In Stock Now!

this site but im unsure what connections i need
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27 Jul 2009   #4

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

you are certainly right when you say you will need a new psu, at least 500W to be on the safe side.

see the picture below to see what needs to be plugged into your card - 2 x 6-pin power connectors.

all modern psu's will come with at least one as standard, and most graphic cards come with an adapter included in the box which will fit onto either a spare sata or molex cable from your psu.

the skinny black one is sata, the chunkier white is molex.

hope this helps!

(ps - i'm off to bed now as it's nearly 1am over here, so i can't reply for a few hours - but as you know, there are a lot of helpful folks here who can assist you )

**oh, someone got there first - good luck**


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27 Jul 2009   #5

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gilly View Post
yes i know ineed psu thats what im asking for advise buying one from

Cheap Computer Power Supplies at Ebuyer - Huge Range In Stock Now!

this site but im unsure what connections i need
Ok, sorry, didn't get that from your question, I thought you were asking what the connections mean. lol

Mickey did a great job with the pictures.

Don't worry, like he said, all the modern PSU's have all the necessary connections.

But if I have to pick a few personal favourite brands, I would say Enermax, Coolermaster or Sharkoon.

Also make sure you buy some extra 9 or 12cm cooling fans (which ever suite your case), because with the new PSU, the Quadcore and the new Graphics, it's gonna get hot in there.

Good luck.

PM me if you need help putting it together.

Greetz
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27 Jul 2009   #6

 

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27 Jul 2009   #7

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gilly View Post
No extra cables required. (i assume the you already have the sata disk to mainboard cables).

After installing, check your temperatures, and install extra cooling fans that get the warm air out before it gets too hot in there.

Good luck.
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27 Jul 2009   #8

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by squonksc View Post
No extra cables required. (i assume the you already have the sata disk to mainboard cables).

After installing, check your temperatures, and install extra cooling fans that get the warm air out before it gets too hot in there.

Good luck.
ok thanks, yes i have plenty sata disk in mainboard


im gonna get some fans

but havent got a clue where to fit them or what type of fan i need
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27 Jul 2009   #9

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gilly View Post
ok thanks, yes i have plenty sata disk in mainboard


im gonna get some fans

but havent got a clue where to fit them
No exit holes with four screwholes at the back of your case?

Maybe then you need another case too. This is a powerful machine you are putting together, and good cooling is necessary.
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27 Jul 2009   #10

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by squonksc View Post
No exit holes with four screwholes at the back of your case?

Maybe then you need another case too. This is a powerful machine you are putting together, and good cooling is necessary.
yes i think so its like a grill with holes and 4 screw holes so i presume so

does that fan just fit in behind them holes inside the case?
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