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Windows 7: New system:psu is enough?

06 Jun 2012   #11

Windows 7 Pro & Ultimate, Windows 8.1 Pro, Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon (All 64-Bit)

I'm assuming they just have the one fan? And not a smaller one on the back too?

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06 Jun 2012   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate 64x

Any time dude :)

Usually a top mounted fan is a exhaust (due to hot air rising) and most case's on the market have the psu mounted at the bottom, if you are talking about having a psu at the top, then the fan should be facing downwards has it acts has a exhaust and to cool your power supply, to be honest if you have a case with a top mounted power supply, I would consider upgrading (there are some cheap but cool cases out there)

Hope this helps pal.

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06 Jun 2012   #13

Windows 7 Pro & Ultimate, Windows 8.1 Pro, Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon (All 64-Bit)

The only thing with my PC is it uses a BTX case and board. There aren't that many BTX cases around I don't think and my board wouldn't fit into an ATX case, I'd have to buy a whole new board really.

Why Dell went for a BTX case I'll never know it's a stupid design on mine. To get to the CPU fan you have to take out the Heatsink just to clean the fan. Which means reapplying Thermal Paste too!
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06 Jun 2012   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate 64x

Oo, I see, then a alternative is mount the PSU like I said, but try and get a power supply that is either Modular/semi Modular, so then you only have to use the cable's that are necessary, so it don't restrict air flow.


Ps Dell are money grabbers, they would draw blood from a stone given half the chance, they don't like you using a 3rd party in my experience
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06 Jun 2012   #15

Windows 7 Pro & Ultimate, Windows 8.1 Pro, Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon (All 64-Bit)

Yeah I've noticed they have told me a few lies. Told me my PC would only accept 4GB RAM when it will accept 8 and told me it's not compatible with an SSD drive and that I'd have to upgrade! YEAH RIGHTO! It's not even that old.

I've learned not to listen to them anyway!
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16 Jun 2012   #16

Windows 7 Home Basic Service Pack 1 64bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Based on the fact that you aren't having system crashes, indicates that your current model power supply is sufficient.

As bobkn points out, you have enough power based on the components that you have installed in the computer.

It's always wise to have a quality power supply, and that is what whs is pointing out. However, going for a 650 watt power supply for your current system would be more than 2x more than you need. If you are going to upgrade down the road to a much more powerful graphics card, you might consider a power supply of 500W or more.
I am going to upgrade my PSU for safety.And I am also planning to upgrade the graphics card to some mid-end card like GTS 450.
Please suggest me which of these PSUs will be better and sufficient considering future upgrade?
Currently,I have two options1) Cooler Master 500W,(2)Antec 550W
Shop Dealer don't know the exact model,he just sells his product with no knowledge.Actually he told me to pick up another 450W PSU of Zebronics,Odessey,Mercury or something (I haven't even heard about Mercury and Odessey) and that will be of very low cost and sufficient to me.I told him that I am using an i5 processor with GT240 graphics card and planning to buy another mid-high card within 1 year.He told he is using a i7 with a "crappy" 9400GT with this Odessey 450PSU.I just don't believe him.
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16 Jun 2012   #17


=easwar2641993;1966863](2)Antec 550W
Shop Dealer don't know the exact model,he just sells his product with no knowledge.
Ask him to look at the box - if it's an Antec TruePower or Earthwatts, I'd go for this. (550W sounds like a TP)

Antec have some good and reliable power supplies.
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