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I have this Gateway system: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5541604&CatId=5140. I need to upgrade the power supply so it can handle a better video card. I was hoping to go to at least 300w, anyone have any suggestions for one that would fit in a tower this size? Thanks!
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    THanks Davcon and dagiggle. Two questions: What in the description tells you that this will work with my computer (so I can try to find some others), and is there anything bigger than 330w that would work?
  2. hurricanedarby said:
    THanks Davcon and dagiggle. Two questions: What in the description tells you that this will work with my computer (so I can try to find some others), and is there anything bigger than 330w that would work?

    I recommend that you measure your current psu.
    Positive the one i linked will work.
    SeaSonic SS-300TFX
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151090
  3. ^+1. Slimline case will only handle proprietary or TFX form factor power supplies.

    That case will only handle low profile graphics cards so take that into consideration.
  4. Davcon, I beleive it is a TFX. Also, thanks for the list dagiggle!
  5. Okay, all this help is awesome. So just to make sure I understand, I should search newegg for the brands that have been mentioned but make sure that I am looking for an OEM power supply, is that correct?
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    hurricanedarby said:
    Okay, all this help is awesome. So just to make sure I understand, I should search newegg for the brands that have been mentioned but make sure that I am looking for an OEM power supply, is that correct?

    Get the one that i linked on the very first reply!
    I guarantee it fits.
    SeaSonic SS-300TFX Bronze 300W TFX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply - OEM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151090
    Read the last post in this forum some guy bought the unit i recommended for his SX2800 and it fits.
    http://forums.techarena.in/hardware-peripherals/1388454.htm
    Seasonic is much higher quality then all the others.
  7. hurricanedarby said:
    Okay, all this help is awesome. So just to make sure I understand, I should search newegg for the brands that have been mentioned but make sure that I am looking for an OEM power supply, is that correct?

    You're looking for a power supply unit that fits in a slimline case.

    Since it is most likely a TFX12V form factor power supply unit that is what you should be looking for.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007657%20600014004&IsNodeId=1&bop=And&ShowDeactivatedMark=False&Order=RATING&PageSize=20
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