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Need a new PSU and wondering if this one will fit nicely.

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March 28, 2013 8:42:37 AM

Yeah my PSU on my desktop has been making high pitched noises and the fan is struggling so it's time to get a new PSU. This is my current one

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and this is the one I have been looking at to replace it since I am on a budget.

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I measured what I could of my current PSU and I don't think the one I have been looking at will fit height wise. However I have no idea if I am reading it wrong as I read somewhere that all ATX PSU's should fit an ATX case right? However the thing that has me worried is the 5.7 in height of the new one compared to the 3.4 in on my old one as there's no way it would fit if I am measuring it right in the case.

If it helps this is the type of computer I have. It's about 4 years old:

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I also put a Radeon HD 4650 graphics card in it if you need to know.

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March 28, 2013 8:56:36 AM

Apevia is a bad psu brand. See http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx
However, technically it would fit because 5.7 is the depth for the Apevia, not the height.
As far as fitting ATX power supplies in general, that's mostly true, but some extra-deep psus (like 6.3 or 6.9 inches) might have trouble fitting some cases.
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March 28, 2013 8:57:21 AM

It will fit. However I recommend you get a better PSU than the one your looking at.

Go back to Newegg and find a similarly priced PSU in one of these brands if you can:

Seasonic
Corsair
Antec
Cooler Master
FSP

There are other brands that are good but the list above is a good list IMO that should help you.

I have seen issues with Apevia PSU's in the past in repairs. IMO they have quality issues, you may get lucky with one but I would not risk it.

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March 28, 2013 8:58:49 AM

MauveCloud said:
Apevia is a bad psu brand. See http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx
However, technically it would fit because 5.7 is the depth for the Apevia, not the height.
As far as fitting ATX power supplies in general, that's mostly true, but some extra-deep psus (like 6.3 or 6.9 inches) might have trouble fitting some cases.


Why thank you for the immediate answer! I just started looking into PSU's and have always had a problem with the LxWxH and stuff like that so I wasn't sure if the specifications on the page were following the LxHxD formula (in that order) or not.
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March 28, 2013 9:01:04 AM

boogalooelectric said:
It will fit. However I recommend you get a better PSU than the one your looking at.

Go back to Newegg and find a similarly priced PSU in one of these brands if you can:

Seasonic
Corsair
Antec
Cooler Master
FSP

There are other brands that are good but the list above is a good list IMO that should help you.

I have seen issues with Apevia PSU's in the past in repairs. IMO they have quality issues, you may get lucky with one but I would not risk it.



Thanks for the tip! I was only looking at that one due to the 4 stars it has and the amount of reviews it has received. I will look into those others thank you! =)
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March 28, 2013 9:12:19 AM

Your welcome.

Sometimes cheap PSU's work and people have no issues, thus the high ranking in the review section on Newegg. But its still a risk.

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March 28, 2013 9:34:20 AM

boogalooelectric said:
Your welcome.

Sometimes cheap PSU's work and people have no issues, thus the high ranking in the review section on Newegg. But its still a risk.



That's true and if I'm buying something cheap I make sure the ratio of good to bad experiences is large in between.
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March 28, 2013 9:41:30 AM

The PSU is a very bad component to go cheap on, because a bad one can damage your other components, and the warranties are unlikely to cover that kind of damage.
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March 28, 2013 11:31:31 AM

MauveCloud said:
The PSU is a very bad component to go cheap on, because a bad one can damage your other components, and the warranties are unlikely to cover that kind of damage.


Good to know! And yeah I read about cheap PSU's ruining computers which is why i was trying to find a good brand but at an affordable price. I went ahead and bought this:

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And even bought a 1 year extended warranty to add onto the 2 year warranty that comes with it. Hopefully it was a good move since I went by that list you sent me :) 
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March 28, 2013 12:39:41 PM

Cody Sparks said:
MauveCloud said:
The PSU is a very bad component to go cheap on, because a bad one can damage your other components, and the warranties are unlikely to cover that kind of damage.


Good to know! And yeah I read about cheap PSU's ruining computers which is why i was trying to find a good brand but at an affordable price. I went ahead and bought this:

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And even bought a 1 year extended warranty to add onto the 2 year warranty that comes with it. Hopefully it was a good move since I went by that list you sent me :) 


Good choice. Corsair is a brand I use in my main system and the 80 Plus Bronze is a good thing.
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March 28, 2013 1:32:08 PM

boogalooelectric said:
Cody Sparks said:
MauveCloud said:
The PSU is a very bad component to go cheap on, because a bad one can damage your other components, and the warranties are unlikely to cover that kind of damage.


Good to know! And yeah I read about cheap PSU's ruining computers which is why i was trying to find a good brand but at an affordable price. I went ahead and bought this:

http://

And even bought a 1 year extended warranty to add onto the 2 year warranty that comes with it. Hopefully it was a good move since I went by that list you sent me :) 


Good choice. Corsair is a brand I use in my main system and the 80 Plus Bronze is a good thing.


Hopefully it'll do the job as I was comparing my old one with this one I noticed this one only has 1 Floppy coord while my old one has 2. Not sure if I even have them in use to be honest. But yeah thanks for the help! Reason why I was initially looking at a cheap one was because it would be temporary till I could find a paying job but I think i got this one at a good price with the discount and promo code.
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