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Windows 7: PSU Upgrade from 9PA3007406 to something better?

13 Mar 2016   #11

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by savmom View Post
Looks exactly like that! I have to look for something specific in a PSU?

Thanks for your help!
Your stock unit is made by FSP, which is usually a pretty good brand.

You shouldn't have to spend over 60 to 100 bucks for a high quality standard ATX unit with say 450 to 600 watts somewhere.

If you aren't in a hurry, you can probably pick up a good choice on sale within 30 days.

Try to get modular or semi-modular.

Get the dimensions from the manufacturer and compare to your existing. They don't have to match exactly, but you have to ensure that if the new PSU is say 7 inches long and the existing is 6.5, that there is nothing in the way that would prevent the 7 inch PSU from fitting in the available space. and are 2 good sources with plenty of choices.

Here's a few good choices:

Full Modular, 500W - 599W, 400W - 499W, Newegg, XFX, Power Supplies, Power Supplies, Components -

EVGA 220-GS-0550-V1 80 PLUS GOLD 550 W ECO Mode Fully Modular NVIDIA SLI Ready and Crossfire Support Super Silent Continuous Power Supply -

EVGA 220-G2-0550-Y1 80 PLUS GOLD 550W ECO Mode Fully Modular NVIDIA SLI Ready and Crossfire Support Continuous Power Supply -

CORSAIR RMx RM550X 550W ATX12V / EPS12V 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Power Supply -

all of the above are fully modular

the Seasonic below is semi-modular

SeaSonic G Series SSR-550RM 550W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply -

Any of the above should be fine, but check the measurements. You might compare the above Newegg prices for the exact same model at Amazon. They might vary by 10 bucks.

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13 Mar 2016   #12

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

If you buy EVGA, get it directly from EVGA. Use the links I posted. Newegg will charge you tax if there is a warehouse in your state, and EVGA`s shipping is $4.99, you can`t beat it.
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13 Mar 2016   #13

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Wow....I am VERY grateful for all the replies & advice. I never realized there were so many different types of psu's--modular, kinda modular, not modular, evga, antec, definitely overwhelmed me until you all gave such awesome answers!

All your information has given me plenty to read this there some way to thank EVERYONE!!!???
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14 Mar 2016   #14

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

You could wire a million dollars to my account, the routing number is 666 :)

But seriously, helping you is our pleasure

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