Upgrading PSU

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-Intel-Celeron-Processor-2-7GHz-T2792 )

To this great cheap little thing I found on newegg.com (found here: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817709010 )

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&type=product&id=1217029964768 )

I'd really appreciate a speedy answer, even if it is just a few words!
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  1. its cheap for a reason dont touch it
  2. this is much better but try to see the difference between the one you chose an this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341020
  3. is it not compatible?
  4. it is compatible but poor qaulity extremely poor qaulity
  5. I'm looking for something around $20 on newegg, do you have any suggestions?
  6. an that best buy graphics card is a total rip off look here http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814500121 the exact same features
  7. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817339019

    This one seems ok, and has high reviews, will the power cord from my old power supply fit into it?
  8. its not compatible
  9. what you looking for is 3 things it must have a pci e connector over voltage protection an active pfc
  10. 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
  11. it wont work with te graphics card cuz of no pci connector
  12. does it need a pci-e connector? because the motherboard only has pci slots
  13. 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 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371005 , 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?
  14. this graphics card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814187041 will be cheaper then best buy
  15. an the saved cash for psu
  16. 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.
  17. 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=N82E16817339019

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817170010

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182006

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817103915

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817103012
  18. look at the link at the bottom of the page where it says customers also bought
  19. obsidian86 said:


    I saw that one but turned away after seeing it only had 2 reviews total. Is diablotek a reputable company?
  20. 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
  21. its a new company but it ticks all the boxes
  22. not too new since 03
  23. obsidian86 said:
    its a new company but it ticks all the boxes


    anythought on the other links and how they compare?
  24. well they all lose out on the diablo cuz of the overload protection an pci connector
  25. diablo your best bet
  26. does it have that active pcf thing you mentioned before?
  27. it has passive but its not a too bad since it does have
  28. 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.
  29. 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
  30. sure anytime but time for me to get to bed its already 0:45 am here
  31. this is 2nd option http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817339012 treat it more like a 350 watt
  32. the graphics card box said that it requires a minimum of 300 watts so i'm assuming this would work
  33. yes
  34. just had a long sitdown with the parents, decided it was ok to invest in a quality power supply so when i build my own rig i can just bring it over, i'm looking particularly into this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139008
  35. That's a top notch psu and you won't regret buying it.
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