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I'm trying to buy a cheap computer off ebay for my very young child to use so he can play some games without messing with daddy's computer... I've got some extra old video cards laying around, as well as an extra power supply or two, and I just wanted to know if someone could look at these pictures and tell me if this looks like a standard ATX power supply in this computer, so i know I can swap out the necessary parts easily. I dont have the experience/expertise to tell just by looking at it. Any help is appreciated!


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looks like it to me, just not very powerful.
do you have any specs such as cpu ?
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Its a Core 2 Duo E6850. There really isnt any information beyond that in the listing, lol. But I think the processor will be strong enough for simple/older games. I intend to throw in a 700w rosewill power supply I have from an old build
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Its a Core 2 Duo E6850. There really isnt any information beyond that in the listing, lol. But I think the processor will be strong enough for simple/older games. I intend to throw in a 700w rosewill power supply I have from an old build

being that cpu then yes it is a standard atx psu.
and yes the cpu is fine for gaming with a good to medium graphics card.
a friend of mine is still running a Q9650 with a GTX 580 with no issues running newer games at max settings.
I have a laptop with a core 2 and it games pretty good with a NVidia 8700GT.
the system you posted will be just fine for your child.
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Yeah it looks to be an standard ATX PSU. The fact that it has an manual input voltage toggler tells me that its either very old or very cheap or both so if you intend to put in a GPU that has a bit more power draw (like needing an 6-pin PCI-E cable) I would suggest you swap out the PSU at the same time.
    
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Yes it definitely looks like look like a standard ATX PSU from here.
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Originally Posted by Alonjar View Post

I'm trying to buy a cheap computer off ebay for my very young child to use so he can play some games without messing with daddy's computer... I've got some extra old video cards laying around, as well as an extra power supply or two, and I just wanted to know if someone could look at these pictures and tell me if this looks like a standard ATX power supply in this computer, so i know I can swap out the necessary parts easily. I dont have the experience/expertise to tell just by looking at it. Any help is appreciated!

It looks like a standard ATX power supply but there is no way to tell with 100% certainty. What would be far more revealing is to see the main 24-pin power connector that goes to the motherboard. I remember back in the 90s and early 2000, Dell used to sell desktop computers with proprietary design power supplies that had non-standard pinouts. I remember that very well as the first Dell computer that I purchased was one of them. Dell stopped that practice many years ago. In fact, I can't say that I have ever seen a OEM box that came with a non-standard ATX power supply - and I'm speaking of consumer desktop PCs & nothing out of the ordinary. So your chances are pretty good it's a standard ATX design.

My suggestion for you would be to contact the seller and ask him/her if the PC is custom built or if it a stock OEM model. If it's a stock OEM computer that has not been modified in any way, you could probably find more information about it online. If it's custom built, ask him to send over the specs including the parts that he used to build it.
Edited by DaChosenOne - 3/6/14 at 7:13am
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Thanks for the help guys, it is custom built looks like everything is in order. Scored a computer for $70 shipped, I feel good biggrin.gif
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