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Is this PSU compatible with all hardware?

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June 20, 2014 11:16:01 AM

I am building a new computer as an upgrade from my XPS 630i. I was wondering if I could use the stock PSU from my XPS, which is the Dell h750e-01 750w. http://www.impactcomputers.com/h750e-01.html

Is this only compatible with Dell pc's? And does it have all of the cables that a normal PSU has? Will it work for my custom build?

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June 20, 2014 11:27:04 AM

Yup, it appears so:

• 1x 24-pin ATX Power Connector
• 1 x 8-pin ATX Power Connector
• 6 x SATA Power Connectors
• 3 x Molex Power Connectors
• 2 x PCI Power Connectors
• 1 x Floppy Power Connector
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June 20, 2014 11:40:49 AM

It's ATX which is a standard size, although the dimensions are a little odd compared to other brands, but you'll find out if it physically fits or not yourself.

It seems to have the essential cables: 24-Pin ATX Motherboard Power Connector & 8 Pin Proprietary connector (assuming this is the CPU power cable ? check it with the picture linked & ensure that the motherboard you are going to use, uses 8 pin). The other cables look standard.

8 pin CPU power: http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/eps.jpg
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June 20, 2014 11:41:00 AM

The only thing that really matters with PSU compatibility is the number of pins/plug and how they match up with the MOBO that you want to have in your build. Plus it would be who of you to calculate how many watts your future system requires and make sure to give yourself at least a 200-300watts of head room just incase you have larger power spikes being drawn by your components and if you ever plan to over clock any component in your system. Typically, if your build will be running most of the day go for Gold, Platinum, or Titanium rated PSUs. Otherwise, if your build will run only for short stents then a Bronze or Silver rated PSU would be a better deal when comparing efficiency vs. cost. However, if you wanted a modular PSU, those are mostly Gold or higher rated.
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