Will this Power Supply work?

Hello,

I am in the middle of upgrading my video card, and also need to do the power supply at the same time. I'm looking to upgrade from my current desktop 250w PS to a 400w PS. Can you tell me if my proposed new PS would work for me based on the specs?

Current:
http://support.gateway.com/s/POWER/6500703/6500703sp2.shtml

Upgrade:
http://www.rosewill.com/product/product.aspx?productId=483

It seems to be correct, but I'd really appreciate you all looking at the finer specs and telling me if it's compatible.

Thanks!
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  1. It will probably work, they are both ATX units. But I would stay away from Rosewill, they aren't so good on the quality part IMO. Take a look at these units from FSP, a more trusted brand.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2010320058%2050001919%201131414175&bop=And&CompareItemList=N82E16817104953%2CN82E16817104032%2CN82E16817104935

    Now, I must ask. Why are you upgrading the unit?
  2. I'm upgrading b/c I need to replace a blown graphics card, and I'm looking to get one strong enough that will support Vista's Aero interface. I'm looking to get a 256MB card, and almost every single one requires at least 300w of power. Hence, my need for a stronger PS than my current 250w unit.

    If FSP is a better brand, I'd definitely consider the ones you suggested. I'm assuming all of those would be compatible as well, correct?
  3. FSP is a better brand and yes they should all work. The one thing you need to watch for is that top-teer OEMs sometimes use proprietary parts in their systems which means that parts you buy that aren't from gateway won't work or fit. I'm not sure if gateway does/did this. You may want to contact gateway and see if they will answer that. I know that Dell did and still does on one of their systems.
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