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I need a dell power suply that over 450 watts without cutting the case

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May 23, 2010 3:11:57 PM

I need a psu that can uphold a radeon 4670. I have a 400w already, but im still worried it might not be enough. I used a power calculator and found out i need 12 @ 21 on the rail. Mine has that but im still worried about the power. i have a dell 4550 to so i can't really cut anything without destroying the computer

P.S Its for my agp system. Here's the card http://www.hisdigital.com/us/product2-535.shtml

And here's the power supply im using for reference http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
May 23, 2010 4:00:14 PM

Ya but i use an ATX board. Not PS3 or EP12V. Good try though. It looks good for my other computer though.

I should've asked this before, but would my current supply be enough to hold a 4670?
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May 23, 2010 4:11:34 PM

Mirco PS3 is the form factor of the PSU, the one you currently have is that form factor, ATX is the form factor and standardization of the motherboard. EPS12V just means that it has an 8 pin aux power connector as well as the 4 pin. It will still work fine in your computer.

Your current one only has 252W on the 12V rail which is a bit weak to power even a 4670, the one obsidian linked has 400W on the 12V rail which is more than enough to power a 4670.
May 23, 2010 4:20:18 PM

ya im not to familiar hooking up a psu with more than one 12v rail.
May 23, 2010 4:26:05 PM

delluser1 said:
That's more than twice what the computer is worth.



I know it is, but this is the only computer I got. My other one is really everyones computer in my house. I love my 4550. Its reliable and has quality equipment in it.
a c 243 ) Power supply
May 23, 2010 4:50:41 PM

A pair of tin snips and 5 minutes worth of effort and you can use pretty much any standard power supply.
It would be worth it to be able to buy a higher quallity power supply at a lower price.

If you order today this ends up costing about half of what the POS Athena does
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
May 23, 2010 5:12:56 PM

Tin snips??? So i could cut the back of my case with tin snips? uhhh
May 23, 2010 6:19:29 PM

what kind of tin snips should i buy? Left and right ones made from Wiss sound good on other sites
May 23, 2010 9:35:10 PM

but wouldnt that take longer than just cutting the case? cutting shouldn't take too long should it?
a b ) Power supply
May 23, 2010 9:57:03 PM

it should be faster to cut but your pc is out dated but if you happy with it do what you think would be best
May 24, 2010 12:17:48 AM

i think i'll go ahead and cut it. anyone have any experience case cutting???
May 24, 2010 10:41:54 PM

BUMP! Is there a tutorial for cutting cases? Any help would be good
May 31, 2010 2:59:38 PM

bump
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