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X1800 GTO and a new PSU

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Ok, i think i've decided on what graphics card to get, but it will require that i replace my pewny 300W PSU. Ive decided on thishttp://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...4142067#sctNav
X1800GTO and i think i'll use this PSU(i'm on a budget, its got a 2 year warranty) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817255009
Any advice is greatly appreciated, this will be going into my HP which is why the PSU needs to be replaced. This is all new to me, how big of a job is it to replace a PSU? I'm pretty mechanically inclined, and i figure it shouldnt be too much more than install and match up the wires.

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As long as your case is a standard ATX case, its not to hard to fit a new PSU. Usually jus disconnect all the IDE and power cables unscrew the old PSU and then put the new PSU in and then connect everytink back up together again.
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you might want to look at this PSU guide to ensure you get the best one for your system
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I think the power supply i chose has dual 12V rails, it says it doesnt on the newegg chart thing, but on the output is says 12v1@18 amps and 12v2@18 amps, then on the chart on the side of the psu it says 12v1@18 ams and 12v2@18 amps, it seems to have plenty of power, the psu in the case right now says atx, which if i am not mistaken is the standard size, so i should be able to fit this unit in there. well, i have to order in the next couple of days before that rebates up, i'll keep everyone up to date on how this turns out.
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I wouldn't skimp out on the PSU. Dynapower is a questionable maker from what I've read.
    
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Originally Posted by Roadster_Rider
I think the power supply i chose has dual 12V rails, it says it doesnt on the newegg chart thing, but on the output is says 12v1@18 amps and 12v2@18 amps, then on the chart on the side of the psu it says 12v1@18 ams and 12v2@18 amps, it seems to have plenty of power, the psu in the case right now says atx, which if i am not mistaken is the standard size, so i should be able to fit this unit in there. well, i have to order in the next couple of days before that rebates up, i'll keep everyone up to date on how this turns out.
Well the 12V rail on that PSU looks just fine as in total you have 36 Amps which is good. Remeber to get a decent wattage psu i would say atleast a 500watt really.
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