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Windows 7: New PSU

19 Feb 2011   #1
LonnieMac

Windows 7
 
 
New PSU

hi, I'm in need of a new PSU, the caps in my current one have blow so I've had to replace it with a PSU which is a little short in voltage but it will get by for now. The original thats blown and I'm after is an ATX 250GT. Is there a cheap ones about or anything similar and cheap'ish which I could buy?


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19 Feb 2011   #2
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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19 Feb 2011   #3
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

If this is the original,

Newegg.com - SPARKLE ATX-250GT 250W ATX Power Supply - Power Supplies

it was only a 250W to begin with. Is this for the computer in your specs or a different one? If it is for the one in your specs then for the most part any 300-400W (or similar spec'ed 250W or so like the original) is more than enough.
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19 Feb 2011   #4
LonnieMac

Windows 7
 
 

ye its for the system in specs. would something like this do the job,

CT 300 WATT SILENT MICRO ATX POWER SUPPLY UNIT PSU 300W on eBay (end time 02-Mar-11 19:42:11 GMT)
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19 Feb 2011   #5
nerd10

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post

Never Buy from maplins. Made that mistake once!!!

In the end I took it back, went to novatech (or ebuyer) and got one of these:

Corsair CX 430W ATX2.2 Power Supply

had it a few weeks now, works perfectly.
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19 Feb 2011   #6
LonnieMac

Windows 7
 
 

cheers for the heads up mate but I don't bother going in or checking the store out unless I have no choice,

Novatech 450W ATX Power Supply for AMD and Intel Motherboards 20Pin + 4Pin

or

CT 300 WATT SILENT MICRO ATX POWER SUPPLY UNIT PSU 300W on eBay (end time 02-Mar-11 19:42:11 GMT)

????

the system its going in is pretty old, i don't really want to spend too much on it or buy something that will drain my pocket.... if it comes to that then I'd rather buy a whole new system.
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19 Feb 2011   #7
nerd10

Windows 7 x64
 
 

no problem, out of those two i'd personally go for the novatech model
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