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August 17, 2009 8:24:36 PM

I'm looking to upgrade the current power supply on my emachine t2792 (specs found here: http://www.shopping.com/xPF-E-Machines-Desktop-with-Int... )

To this great cheap little thing I found on newegg.com (found here: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... )

My question is whether or not they will have any compatibility issues, and also whether this will be enough to support the new graphics card i plan on adding (found here: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=8968067&t... )

I'd really appreciate a speedy answer, even if it is just a few words!

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a b ) Power supply
August 17, 2009 8:50:39 PM

its cheap for a reason dont touch it
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August 17, 2009 8:53:27 PM

is it not compatible?
a b ) Power supply
August 17, 2009 8:54:18 PM

it is compatible but poor qaulity extremely poor qaulity
August 17, 2009 8:58:40 PM

I'm looking for something around $20 on newegg, do you have any suggestions?
a b ) Power supply
August 17, 2009 9:05:20 PM

its not compatible
a b ) Power supply
August 17, 2009 9:10:03 PM

what you looking for is 3 things it must have a pci e connector over voltage protection an active pfc
August 17, 2009 9:10:40 PM

as far as the graphics card goes, i'm limited because the mobo only supports pci not pci-e.

and did you mean that the power cord was not compatible or that the power supply would not work with my computer
a b ) Power supply
August 17, 2009 9:21:39 PM

it wont work with te graphics card cuz of no pci connector
August 17, 2009 9:25:13 PM

does it need a pci-e connector? because the motherboard only has pci slots
August 17, 2009 9:26:36 PM

dynamicchuck said:
as far as the graphics card goes, i'm limited because the mobo only supports pci not pci-e.

and did you mean that the power cord was not compatible or that the power supply would not work with my computer



To be extremely clear, what everyone is going to say on this forum is.

DO NOT BUY A CHEAP OFF BRAND PSU.

With that said, the brands you listed are very cheap for a reason. You honestly don't know if its going to explode or short something or take other things with it when it dies, which it most definitely will do.

try , which is roughly twice your price range, but it sure will last a lot longer and keep your components safer.

What obsidian said was you should look for the following 3 features: a six pin pci express connector, voltage protection, and active pfc.

The last power supply cord you have will almost surely work with your new one, but I don't really see a point since I'm not sure which power supply doesn't come with a cord?
a b ) Power supply
August 17, 2009 9:40:54 PM

an the saved cash for psu
a b ) Power supply
August 17, 2009 10:08:50 PM

You will be disappointed with that upgrade if you plan to play games on that thing. Anyway the 8400GS uses very little power. Even so I would recommend investing in a good PSU that you could use in your next build. You can still use the case after all and your old optical drives to lower the cost of building a new system when you eventually save up enough money.
August 17, 2009 10:13:46 PM

As for the graphics card suggestion, i would, but i had a best buy gift card and already spent it on the 512mb version.

I really can't afford too much more than 20-30 dollars for a psu atm, so i'll post links to the ones with the best ratings on newegg, and i guess feedback about whether or not they will blow up my computer and also whether they are even compatible would be appreciated.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
a b ) Power supply
August 17, 2009 10:20:12 PM

look at the link at the bottom of the page where it says customers also bought
August 17, 2009 10:22:15 PM

megamanx00 said:
You will be disappointed with that upgrade if you plan to play games on that thing. Anyway the 8400GS uses very little power. Even so I would recommend investing in a good PSU that you could use in your next build. You can still use the case after all and your old optical drives to lower the cost of building a new system when you eventually save up enough money.



I just want to be able to play old games like warcraft III on medium-high settings and maybe starcraft II when it comes out at low-medium settings
a b ) Power supply
August 17, 2009 10:23:26 PM

its a new company but it ticks all the boxes
a b ) Power supply
August 17, 2009 10:25:04 PM

not too new since 03
August 17, 2009 10:25:21 PM

obsidian86 said:
its a new company but it ticks all the boxes


anythought on the other links and how they compare?
a b ) Power supply
August 17, 2009 10:30:04 PM

well they all lose out on the diablo cuz of the overload protection an pci connector
a b ) Power supply
August 17, 2009 10:30:37 PM

diablo your best bet
August 17, 2009 10:32:23 PM

does it have that active pcf thing you mentioned before?
a b ) Power supply
August 17, 2009 10:35:15 PM

it has passive but its not a too bad since it does have
August 17, 2009 10:37:11 PM

alright, i'm putting in the order now then. thanks to everyone who responded, especially obsidian86, you really went above and beyond man. I'll post back after I get the PSU and (attempt to) install it and let you know how it goes.
August 17, 2009 10:41:29 PM

oh, i just looked, i don't think the main connector, which is a 24 pin, will work in my computer, which i believe is 20+4
a b ) Power supply
August 17, 2009 10:42:31 PM

sure anytime but time for me to get to bed its already 0:45 am here
August 17, 2009 10:56:40 PM

the graphics card box said that it requires a minimum of 300 watts so i'm assuming this would work
a b ) Power supply
August 17, 2009 11:08:21 PM

yes
August 18, 2009 1:44:53 AM

That's a top notch psu and you won't regret buying it.
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