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April 7, 2013 9:36:24 AM

Hey guys,

Im in need of a bit of help, and I really don't know much about computers, so I apologize if this turns out to be a silly question.....

I bought my wife an eMachines ET1331G a few years back, and I currently need to upgrade the power supply. I bought the machine to put on our plasma TV, so I had bought a video card when I purchased the pc and everything worked fine. The card burned out and my kids have just been using the pc to play games with on a regular monitor, but my wife wants it on the TV again. So I went and bought another video card, and when the card wouldn't work, I realized the measly 300w power supply wouldn't suffice. So im looking at getting this Corsair from TigerDirect, and I want to make sure it is going to work.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

I went into chat with a rep and asked about the fact of it being ATX when the machine is mATX, and he said it should fit fine as the dimensions are close, plus I have read where people have said ATX power supplies fit in these eMachines. But is there anything else I need to know as far as requirements? Again, I know enough to be dangerous lol, but as with the mistake I made with the video card, are there any kind of minimum requirements or anything from the PC that I would need to make sure I have in order to upgrade the power supply, or is it simply making sure it fits physically?

Any help is greatly appreciated, and thanks in advance....
John
April 7, 2013 10:15:44 AM

Corsair TX650 should be more than enough. Just make sure it fits in the cabinet.
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April 7, 2013 11:48:45 AM

harley150 said:
Hey guys,

Im in need of a bit of help, and I really don't know much about computers, so I apologize if this turns out to be a silly question.....

I bought my wife an eMachines ET1331G a few years back, and I currently need to upgrade the power supply. I bought the machine to put on our plasma TV, so I had bought a video card when I purchased the pc and everything worked fine. The card burned out and my kids have just been using the pc to play games with on a regular monitor, but my wife wants it on the TV again. So I went and bought another video card, and when the card wouldn't work, I realized the measly 300w power supply wouldn't suffice. So im looking at getting this Corsair from TigerDirect, and I want to make sure it is going to work.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

I went into chat with a rep and asked about the fact of it being ATX when the machine is mATX, and he said it should fit fine as the dimensions are close, plus I have read where people have said ATX power supplies fit in these eMachines. But is there anything else I need to know as far as requirements? Again, I know enough to be dangerous lol, but as with the mistake I made with the video card, are there any kind of minimum requirements or anything from the PC that I would need to make sure I have in order to upgrade the power supply, or is it simply making sure it fits physically?

Any help is greatly appreciated, and thanks in advance....
John


What are your cabinet dimensions? And what video card do you have?

That's a nice PSU you are considering, but it also probably way more
than you need as most video cards run fine on less than 500w.
Of course if $80 doesn't bother you it will do no harm to your
system assuming it fits.

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April 7, 2013 5:31:01 PM

toyftw said:

What are your cabinet dimensions? And what video card do you have?

That's a nice PSU you are considering, but it also probably way more
than you need as most video cards run fine on less than 500w.
Of course if $80 doesn't bother you it will do no harm to your
system assuming it fits.




I don't know the size of the cabinet off the top of my head, but I remember measuring the PS that's in there and the dimensions were 5.5 x 6 x 3.75. I just found the dimensions of the Corsair and they're 5.5 x 5.9 x 3.4. SO the one I have is a touch longer, so I have plenty of room on the back side. The height is where I don't have any room because of the motherboard, but the Corsair is almost 3/8" smaller, so I fit that way too. So I should be ok, right?

I also figure I might as well take advantage of the rebate and get the bigger 650w even though I don't really need all that. The video card is an Nvidia GeForce GT 630, and it needs 350w, so I'm thinking the extra will do me well in case I decide to add something else later on.

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