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December 15, 2011 3:35:59 PM

Last night I purchased the MSI GTX560Ti 2GB graphics card.

I then realised that my 350W PSU was insufficient.

So after searching I came across the OCZ 600W ModXStream Pro
http://www.amazon.co.uk/OCZ-600W-ModXStream-Power-Suppl...

This PSU is above the recommended power rating of 500watts, and has two 6 pin wires (just what the GPU needs).

I was about to purchase this PSU but then I thought to myself, will it fit in my micro atx case?

So my question is; does any power supply, fit into any case?
If not, could anyone PLEASE link me to a power supply suitable to power the graphics card (>500w) which also features two 6 pin cables, and will fit into a micro atx case.

Thank you in advance for any help :D 

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a c 1098 ) Power supply
a c 499 U Graphics card
December 15, 2011 4:54:14 PM

There are several power supply unit form factors and they're not compatible with each other in terms of physical dimensions and mounting points.

What is the brand and model of the case?

If the PC is a consumer desktop unit (e.g. Acer, Compaq, Dell, Gateway, HP, ..., etc. ), at least, provide its brand and model number.
a b ) Power supply
a b U Graphics card
December 15, 2011 5:28:44 PM

Most Micro ATX cases use regular ATX power supplies, but some do not.
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December 15, 2011 5:34:30 PM

ko888 said:
There are several power supply unit form factors and they're not compatible with each other in terms of physical dimensions and mounting points.

What is the brand and model of the case?

If the PC is a consumer desktop unit (e.g. Acer, Compaq, Dell, Gateway, HP, ..., etc. ), at least, provide its brand and model number.


My case is a Compaq CQ2200

If I have to upgrade to a "gaming" case I will no problem. But I dont see the point in spending £50+ just to have some flashy lights.

Thanks for your reply :) 
December 15, 2011 5:38:42 PM

geekapproved said:
Most Micro ATX cases use regular ATX power supplies, but some do not.



So the odds are that a PSU made by a reputable company, will fit into a case made by a reputable company?
a c 1098 ) Power supply
a c 499 U Graphics card
December 15, 2011 5:40:51 PM

scottish1995 said:
So the odds are that a PSU made by a reputable company, will fit into a case made by a reputable company?

The Compaq CQ2200 does not use a standard ATX form factor power supply so the answer is no.
December 15, 2011 5:44:36 PM

ko888 said:
The Compaq CQ2200 does not use a standard ATX form factor power supply so the answer is no.


Ahh ****. So, could you possibly help me find a power supply which is compatible with both my new graphics card, and my case? :??: 
a c 1098 ) Power supply
a c 499 U Graphics card
December 15, 2011 6:04:06 PM

scottish1995 said:
Ahh ****. So, could you possibly help me find a power supply which is compatible with both my new graphics card, and my case? :??: 

The Compaq CQ2200's motherboard has only one PCIe x1 slot.

There is just physically no way you're going to be able to use a GeForce GTX 560 Ti graphics card that requires a PCIe x16 slot on that motherboard.

In fact the majority of graphics cards on the market are PCIe x16 cards and can't be used in the Compaq CQ2200.

You will need to search for PCIe x1 graphics cards in the country you live in.
December 15, 2011 6:05:46 PM

ko888 said:
The Compaq CQ2200's motherboard has only one PCIe x1 slot.

There is just physically no way you're going to be able to use a GeForce GTX 560 Ti graphics card that requires a PCIe x16 slot on that motherboard.

In fact the majority of graphics cards on the market are PCIe x16 cards and can't be used in the Compaq CQ2200.

You will need to search for PCIe x1 graphics cards in the country you live in.


My GT 220 fits in that case no problem (I have had the GeForce GT220 for over 1 year now)
a c 1098 ) Power supply
a c 499 U Graphics card
December 15, 2011 6:07:51 PM

scottish1995 said:
My GT 220 fits in that case no problem (I have had the GeForce GT220 for over 1 year now)

Is it a PCIe x1 card?
December 15, 2011 6:08:11 PM

ko888 said:
The Compaq CQ2200's motherboard has only one PCIe x1 slot.

There is just physically no way you're going to be able to use a GeForce GTX 560 Ti graphics card that requires a PCIe x16 slot on that motherboard.

In fact the majority of graphics cards on the market are PCIe x16 cards and can't be used in the Compaq CQ2200.

You will need to search for PCIe x1 graphics cards in the country you live in.

Sorry I should have mentioned that I upgraded my motherboard to an ASUS M5A78LM
December 15, 2011 6:09:01 PM

ko888 said:
Is it a PCIe x1 card?

No, it is a PCIe x16
December 15, 2011 6:13:29 PM

Would popping open my case and measuring my current PSU dimensions (height, width and depth) help in anyway?
a c 1098 ) Power supply
a c 499 U Graphics card
December 15, 2011 6:15:17 PM

scottish1995 said:
Would popping open my case and measuring my current PSU dimensions (height, width and depth) help in anyway?

Yes it certainly will.
December 15, 2011 7:10:02 PM

ko888 said:
Well forgive me. That changes everything. As the old adage goes "A picture is worth a thousand words."

I thought you were talking about this Compaq CQ2200 mini-ITX form factor PC:

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf-JAVA/Doc/images/c02157792.jpg

Yours doesn't look anything like that.

Sorry I told you the Model of my brothers PC not mine :lol: 

Mines is the Compaq CQ5223

Any idea if it will fit then ?

Sorry again..
a c 1098 ) Power supply
a c 499 U Graphics card
December 15, 2011 7:39:04 PM

Your Compaq CQ5223's case appears to use a standard ATX form factor power supply unit.

Standard ATX form factor power supply dimensions: 15.0cm Wide x 14.0cm Deep x 8.6cm High

The OCZ 600W ModXStream Pro (OCZ600MXSP) is: 15.0cm Wide x 16.0cm Deep x 8.6cm High

So the OCZ 600W ModXStream Pro (OCZ600MXSP) appears to be 3cm deeper than your current power supply unit. You may have enough room to fit the OCZ unit judging by your pictures.
December 15, 2011 7:42:11 PM

ko888 said:
Your Compaq CQ5223's case appears to use a standard ATX form factor power supply unit.

Standard ATX form factor power supply dimensions: 15.0cm Wide x 14.0cm Deep x 8.6cm High

The OCZ 600W ModXStream Pro (OCZ600MXSP) is: 15.0cm Wide x 16.0cm Deep x 8.6cm High

So the OCZ 600W ModXStream Pro (OCZ600MXSP) appears to be 3cm deeper than your current power supply unit. You may have enough room to fit the OCZ unit judging by your pictures.


Sorry for the little misunderstanding with the model of my case :lol: 

Thank you very much for your help :) 
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