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Upgrading PSU in a microATX case

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July 26, 2012 9:34:07 PM

I have a home built system and i'm looking to upgrade the PSU to 450W (or more) PSU. The case is a microATX minitower (dimensions are 7"Wx16"Lx15"H)

The problem is that I don't know which type of power supply to buy for this type of case. All the power supplies I have looked at so far say ATX or ATX12 so I'm not sure that those will fit in my case. Is there a special type of power supply for microATX cases?

Can I even upgrade the PSU? or should I buy a new case altogether?

(BTW the new PSU is for a new graphics card I'm getting)

Thanks

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July 26, 2012 11:42:04 PM

I would remove the power supply from your case and inspect and measure it. Newegg has excellent diagrams with measurements; it won't be hard to compare and come up with a replacement. Or you can post a picture or the make and model number of your case.
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July 27, 2012 12:01:20 AM

But will any power supply fit in the case?

I'm buying this next week (as I am currently out of town) but thanks for showing me that PSU. I've been looking for deals all day and haven't even come close to what you found.
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July 27, 2012 12:09:22 AM

Ok.....I'm going to get this PSU shipped to a friend. This will definitely fit in my case right?

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July 27, 2012 12:57:39 AM

Yes. You may use any standard atx power supply you like. I always recommend the following brands: corsair, antec, ocz, seasonic, and enermax. Xfx also makes some good models.
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July 27, 2012 1:16:55 AM

You should measure the size of the power supply in the case already to make sure that the new one will fit. Although some microATX cases have room for a regular ATX PS, most require you to get a microATX PS.
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August 3, 2012 1:51:49 PM

Best answer selected by pmarathe25.
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