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New PSU for a m9517c and a Asus GTX460

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February 28, 2011 7:34:53 PM

Hi all,

I have a m9517c

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Docume...

and I recently purcased a Asus GTX460

http://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B003V8AS00/ref=oss_prod...

to replace my 9800gt that died. Unfortunately I didn't realize that the new card requires 450W and my PSU only has 350W (yes I'm an idiot). I was wondering if anyone could suggest any PSUs that would fit into the hp case (not sure if they're standard) and would have the required specs to work with my pc and the new videocard. Thanks a lot for any help!

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February 28, 2011 7:45:02 PM
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these entry level corsairs will fit into an HP with no problem but I doubt your old PSU killed your video card. if the PSU had an issue, it would go first.

this corsair 430w is only $20 after rebate, well reviewed, and plenty of power for the GTX 460
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

500w version
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
February 28, 2011 10:07:59 PM

That is a great deal on the 430w Corsair, although note that it is their new budget model not the standard models that have earned Corsair a great reputation. Still I doubt Corsair would risk their reputation with models even in the budget end.

Note that THG roundup of GTX 460s with 1 GB of memory showed most in systems drawing only about 300w.

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/297732-33-roundup-pic...
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March 1, 2011 12:37:45 AM

Yeah I doubt the PSU had anything to do with the videocard dying either, I think the fan went on it and it overheated.

If I can afford it should I go for the 500w just to be safe? I definitely need more power than I have now as when I threw in the card try as it might all the components wouldn't come on. :S

So maybe my power source has lost power? I hear they decrease in effectiveness if you live your computer on all the time...not sure if thats true or not lol.
March 1, 2011 4:34:27 AM

Also just found out the dimensions for the PSU I have now

5188-2859
Dimensions 3.3" x 5.8" x 5.5" (H x W x D)

The suggested PSUs are a tad bit bigger

3.4"(H) x 5.9"(W) x 5.5"(L)

Would this be a problem or is the difference insignificant?
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March 1, 2011 5:17:20 PM

you will have no problem. .1" is nothing, basically the exact same size.
March 1, 2011 9:07:06 PM

Do you think this model would be ok?

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

The 500w Corsair will end up being over 80$ on the Canadian site with shipping and taxes. This one is a faction of the price with free shipping which sounds great but does make me a bit wary about the quality. (I have no idea what I'm supposed to be looking at besides the size and watts :S)
March 2, 2011 4:52:01 PM

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March 2, 2011 5:03:14 PM

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