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Hello. First I would like to say I dig this site, its awesome.

But I need some help. I hate to make my first post a help topic, but any suggestions would be great.

OK I got this refurbished IBM computer for 138$(the specs are listed below).

I already added(and upgraded) some things including a new HD and DVD drive.

But I really need a new graphics card...I don't need anything really special just something better than the mediocre Intel Extreme onboard that I have. You know, just some for basic gaming "needs".

I do have one slight problem.....my PSU is a mere 185W. I want at least a 400W PSU to run a 128MB or 256MB AGP graphics card.

My case is MicroATX and I was really wondering What kind to buy...And or if it will work with my motherboard(I don't want to roast hot dogs over it).

I was thinking of a PSU like this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817338008

Thanks. I must say I'm alittle nervous about messing with PSUs...They scare me.

Any suggestions would be nice.
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post #2 of 4
Lol, it's not that hard. When you take the old one out, just be sure to remember what cords go where, and plug the new one in.
post #3 of 4
yeah, and never open the psu case itself unless you know what you are doing, and know how to discharge the capacitors. a psu that is unplugged from the source current can still kill you dead. aside from that, no reason to be afraid of them.
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Ok. Thanks guys.

I've Installed PSUs before.....but those were OEM replacements.

I'm just alittle worried about getting a compatible supply. I guess I'll get over it and order one. =)
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Crossover Q27 Cougar Attack X3 SeaSonic M12II 620W  AzzA Solano 1000 Full Tower 
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MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Crossover Q27 Cougar Attack X3 SeaSonic M12II 620W  AzzA Solano 1000 Full Tower 
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