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A friend who is moving away gave me a computer that was "broken". I thought well I can probably fix this if nothing else stripe and sell parts. In all ninety o wanted to fix it so I could have a semi decent gaming computer. The fact that it has sata drives, ddr2 memory , a pci express 1x slot and a pci express 16x slot excited me. Oh the little things. This is dedicated to my first project/gaming pc.

I hooked everything up and turned it on. Nothing as expected. I decided to test the psu first since electronics is my field.I always wanted to be a electronics engineer and loved working on computers too. I studied pc repair for a year on high school but when I graduated I didn't continue... stupid mistake... anyway I worked in a cabinet shop for a few years the decided id start pursuing my dream. Or a dream. Went back to school to be an electronic technician, not an engineer but its a start. I enjoy it eventhough I haven't got a job yet. Anyway back to the project

I lucked up. One of the chokes in the 250w power supply had burned up. Yea i could take it apart and replace the bad parts but seeing as how for my graphics card ill need atleast 300-400w psu this is great. The hunt for a 300+w tfx psu led me to needing $60 which I don't have. I've decided to spend as little as possible mainly because I don't have much to spend. I decided to ask a friend that works on computers and has spare parts for help. No tfx psis and only one psu with more than 250w so I got it. Its a mATX 300w. Yay... but no sata power connections and it only has a 20 pin main plug. Need a 24. I can fix this. Ill post pictures and an explanation of my fix in a couple days
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Sorry I know that'd a lot to read and I guess I should have posted the specs and plans so here it is.

Dell inspiron 530s slim. 2ghz celeron, 1gb(2x512) ddr2 800mhz. Seagate 250gig 7200rpm. Dvd burner.

Motherboard:Foxconn g33m02 can support up to a core 2 duo (but not a quad),4 gb ram, 4 sata ports. has 7.1 surround sound, pci express 16x, pci express 1x. 2 pci slots. Up to 12 usb ports.

My plans: I have a dual core pentium 1.6 ghz I am going to heel mod. Eventually max the ram but for now try to get 1 more gig. I have an unopened ati firemv 2250 td hat I bought for cheap at a yard sale They had 2 and I wish id got both of them. Tried to sell it and since it hasn't sold and I finally have a decent computer with a pci express 16x slot to put it on im going to make good use of it
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I have a 550watt Dell Precision T3400 PSU, works fine my graphics card (6850 crapped out) and I just recently tore everything apart to sell. LMK via PM if you want it/if it'll fit.

Its modular too (just one big cable that plugs into the PSU LOL).
    
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Here is pictures of the old psu (250w)


The burn spot


I got a 300 mATX psu from a friend


but it didnt have sata connection and only a 20 pin mainplug. looked up some pin outs and used the old 4 pin cpu plug for the +4 for the main plug. so now its a 20 +4.


Also took the sata connectores off the old supply and soldered them in to place(had to remove 2 molex connectors to do this)


plugged everything up and its running. yay. (havent installed the new gfx card yet)
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icy22 troll the Classifieds and pick up some used stuff. most of us have older stuff we'd practically give away.
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