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OK, the family rig's PSU just died with a bang. It wouldn't turn on and I heard crackling (but didn't bother to see why because I'm a moron), father tried turning it on and it banged. and smelt of burning.

It was an FSP 250W, powering a Prescott P4, 7600GS, 160GB HDD, 2GB RAM. I am well aware that it could have taken these components with it.

I have a Q-Tec 300W PSU with the right connectors (needs 20-pin, 4-pin EPS, 3 Molex), currently powering a Socket 754 rig. Will this work as a temporary PSU?
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Yes it will work.

Cheap but solid PSU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-044-_-Product
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post #3 of 21
Probably would have fried most of your hardware but its worth a try
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post #4 of 21
Should work, as long as other components still work.
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yea, will do fine. i gt a corsiar CX430w powering a AMD x2, GT430,spinpoint F3, 2gb just fine. get one for £35
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post #6 of 21
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My main worry is that it has taken the components with it. We can't afford a new system right now (and as much as I care about my parents, I'm not giving up the sigrig).

The Q-Tec is a 20-pin and the FSP is a 24-pin. I didn't realise till I took the FSP out...
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post #7 of 21
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I'm in the UK. The cheapest PSU I can find that won't blow up and leave a puddle of Prescott P4 on the floor (from what I've been taught on this forum) is this: http://www.ebuyer.com/product/114928

It's more than they want to pay for a PSU, can anyone get me a cheaper PSU that will run that rig?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Markeh View Post

It's more than they want to pay for a PSU, can anyone get me a cheaper PSU that will run that rig?
You should point out to them that cheaping out on the PSU will most likely cause their rig to blow up again. I'm sure that could serve as.... incentive.
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OK, I'll try my luck with that... I know that they want me to buy the cheapest unit. :l I give up.
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