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Need help finding a replacement PSU

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November 19, 2008 10:15:49 AM

I'm trying to find a replacement for a Bestec ATX 250-12Z Rev D2 for an old HP pavillion.
I've got a radeon 3850 that needs more power than the default PSU is providing, (12v 14A, 5V 25A, 3.3V 18A), I need a bare minimum of 20A on my 12v rail, probably 24 or 30 to be safe. The problem is, I have never replaced a PSU before and I have no clue how to go about matching it to my case to make sure it fits, and is compatible.
Can anyone point me in the right direction?

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November 19, 2008 10:48:33 AM

Look at the back of the case and see if there's sheet metal surrounding the power plug. Most aftermarket power supplies have the plug located a little differently than most HP power supplies.
November 19, 2008 11:20:18 AM

Thank you for the fast response!
It seems to be about a quarter of an inch of clearance between the PSU plug and the top/left part of the back plate. I'm no stranger to case modding and I'll snip it out by hand if I really have to. HP seems has a thing for having to use the jaws of life to take their cases apart.

This is the back of the case, if it helps in figuring it out
http://img237.imageshack.us/my.php?image=hpim0381fp4.jp...

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November 19, 2008 11:58:28 AM

Measure the size of the new PSU.
Make sure it fits. Or compare to the standard ATX size.

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