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December 26, 2010 2:56:34 PM

Hey. I have a Compaq Presario desktop. I was wondering if this power supply http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... would fit my case/computer in general.

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December 26, 2010 3:20:06 PM

Depends what Compaq you have, some of them are slim form factors, if the CD drive is mounted vertically you may need a different one. What PSU are you looking at and whats the model number of your compaq?
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December 26, 2010 5:14:21 PM

How is it junk. It's good for the price and if it will fit...i have the money so ill probably get. Thanks anyway, if it generates a lot of heat, should i get another fan or two more to keep it cool? if i should, could you suggest a decent fan that will fit?
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December 26, 2010 5:31:08 PM

Its an older design, and the 4 low powered 12V rails arent promising. Its got Passive PFC, which is cheaper but not used on any newer designs, its lower efficiency than a modern PSU, its not even 80+ certified, and apevia isnt a great PSU manufacturer, the 1 year warranty isnt promising when good units come with 5 year warranties. The rated wattage of a unit doesnt mean much because you dont know if they rated it at 15C or at 50C, units loose capacity as they get hotter.

I would pay a bit more to get one you dont need to worry about replacing no matter what system you use it to power. A good 500-550W unit with 40A between its 12V rails will power any system with a single graphics card for 5-7 years, that apevia probably wont make it 3 years.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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December 26, 2010 5:42:59 PM

hunter315 said:
Its an older design, and the 4 low powered 12V rails arent promising. Its got Passive PFC, which is cheaper but not used on any newer designs, its lower efficiency than a modern PSU, its not even 80+ certified, and apevia isnt a great PSU manufacturer, the 1 year warranty isnt promising when good units come with 5 year warranties. The rated wattage of a unit doesnt mean much because you dont know if they rated it at 15C or at 50C, units loose capacity as they get hotter.

I would pay a bit more to get one you dont need to worry about replacing no matter what system you use it to power. A good 500-550W unit with 40A between its 12V rails will power any system with a single graphics card for 5-7 years, that apevia probably wont make it 3 years.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I also want to have enough money left to buy a new gpu, i have $255 right now.
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December 26, 2010 5:45:13 PM

That looks about in my price range, ad will it fit in my case, cause i have an nvidia 7900 gs which takes up a bit more room than the 6150 (hahah) that came in it. I am eventually goanna get a new case though so, im nottoo worried.
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December 26, 2010 5:54:53 PM

i'd rather get this for the price its a winner

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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December 26, 2010 7:19:02 PM

Thanks for all the help guys.
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December 26, 2010 7:19:12 PM

Best answer selected by jrwizbang.
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