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So I've been helping a friend at school fix up his computer, and i sold him my 8600GTS SC, and now he says his power supply isn't big enough. His power supply is only 300 watts, and the card requires 400 minimum. I did some research, and all i could find was that the psu is 300 watts. I could not find out what form factor the case is, however i know the case isn't very big, and the mobo is a BTX. If i could see the computer, id be able to tell what form factor psu it needs, but i have not been able to, and need to order it soon. My friend has been little or no help at all in the matter, but at least hes paying me.

So can anyone point me in the direction of a good, cheap, reliable psu, or at least help me out on which form factor i would need?

-Dell E510
-Mobo is BTX
-Not sure on stock psu or case size
-needs to be at least 400 watts
-can be a budget psu, performance not needed
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I went through those, and they seem pretty overpriced. $100 for 500w? $99 for 410w? Thats crazy, you can get 700+ for that price. I bought an OCZ StealthXStream 700w for $69.99
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I went through those, and they seem pretty overpriced. $100 for 500w? $99 for 410w? Thats crazy, you can get 700+ for that price. I bought an OCZ StealthXStream 700w for $69.99
Dell's PSUs tend to be proprietary, with this particular one I believe the power cord is in a spot very close to the corner of the case, not just offset a little from the middle like a regular ATX. In that case, just make sure the screw holes match up and prepare to Dremmel a notch out of the back of the case to fit a regular PSU. I've done it tons of times.
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Originally Posted by dustandechoes91 View Post
I went through those, and they seem pretty overpriced. $100 for 500w? $99 for 410w? Thats crazy, you can get 700+ for that price. I bought an OCZ StealthXStream 700w for $69.99
They charge that much because they are certified to work in Dell systems, and its PC Power and Cooling PSUs, which are completely and utterly the best PSUs you will find on the planet...and that is saying a lot with someone with a OCZ GameXstream 700w. I would hope that ran across your mind.
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If your friend doesn't mind his computer looking messy, he could just mount the power supply on top of the case, and run the cables through the power supply bay. May look like crap, but its cheap and efficient.
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If your friend doesn't mind his computer looking messy, he could just mount the power supply on top of the case, and run the cables through the power supply bay. May look like crap, but its cheap and efficient.
Yea i checked with him, hes just trying to get enough power to run his setup, and doesn't care how it looks, and is paying me to do the work for him.

While im on the subject, what tool do you recommend for cutting the case. Ive only made small holes with drills before, and know plenty of people with large tool sets so i can most likely borrow anything i need. Right now im thinking a dremel.
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A Dremmel if you have one, but a pair of tin-snips will work too in a pinch.
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