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January 16, 2013 12:17:38 AM

I own a EL1352 slim case. I acquired Athlon II X2 260 Regor CPU (60W) and a GT 430 Video card (50W) along with a PSU that did not fit. I decided to try the install without the upgraded PSU. The OEM PSU is 220W. I did the CPU first and all went well so I decided to try the Video card and again all went OK. I will continue to hunt for a PSU that will fit without modifying the case BUT what risks am I under running the system with the 220 W PSU?
Also if anyone knows of a PSU that will bolt in to this chassis I would like to hear as I have done a bit of searching with no luck
Thanks for reading my inquiry.
Raynman
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January 16, 2013 12:46:39 AM

Even an overclocked 430 doesnt need a pcie power connector. You should be fine with 220w but emachines doesnt use the best of power supplies either...
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January 16, 2013 12:59:24 AM

Running a PSU near its limits will increase the amount of heat generated within the power supply which will accelerate the degradation of electronic components within the PSU leading to its premature failure.

You'll have to fabricate your own adapter plate if you use one of the following Flex ATX form factor PSUs. They probably won't be as quiet as your current 220W OEM PSU though.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submi...
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January 16, 2013 1:50:37 AM

Raynman10 said:
OK so I need to watch usage until I modify and upgrade. Should I keep the PSU I ordered or return and get one of the two on the link? I attached the link on the current PSU I was returning:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Your link, above, is the same as the second PSU of the two that I linked to.
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January 16, 2013 1:59:30 AM

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January 16, 2013 2:04:25 AM

OK So get out the Dremel or sheet metal nibbler and some shimming material?
Thanks for your reply as I was going to return the 400W PSU and take my chances.
You guys are very gracious in helping us noobs
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January 16, 2013 2:13:31 AM

Raynman10 said:
OK So get out the Dremel or sheet metal nibbler and some shimming material?
Thanks for your reply as I was going to return the 400W PSU and take my chances.
You guys are very gracious in helping us noobs

One customer's comment when using the Flex ATX PSU:
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Pros: I bought this to upgrade the PSU of a Gateway SX2800-01 (like an Acer Aspire X3812). There's no direct replacement for their 220W proprietary PSU made by either Lite-On or Delta. But this guy works just fine if you have fabricate a sheet metal adapter plate to line up the mounting screws without doing case mods. Search on ebaay for sellers of aftermarket 250W PSUs for Gateway to see pictures of this plate. You can get the metal plate from Home Depot and cut, drill, tap as needed. Pop rivet it onto the Mini ITX PSU. It's not as quiet as original, but you will be much happier than with an Athena one noise wise.

Black paint treatment is a nice touch.

Cons: None really.

Other Thoughts: An alternative to making the adapter mounting plate is to just transfer the guys of this PSU into the OEM one. I elected not to do this to not void the warranty but it is another option.
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January 18, 2013 12:57:28 AM

OK I bought a kill a watt meter and plugged it in the 1352 with the upgrades BUT still using the OEM 220W PSU. The meter is reading a range of 50-70 watts!! I don't game or open multiple windows ext. I just wanted to edit GoPro video using W Live movie maker. I am tempted to return the 400W PSU?
Comments PLEASE!!
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January 18, 2013 3:02:13 AM

Raynman10 said:
OK I bought a kill a watt meter and plugged it in the 1352 with the upgrades BUT still using the OEM 220W PSU. The meter is reading a range of 50-70 watts!! I don't game or open multiple windows ext. I just wanted to edit GoPro video using W Live movie maker. I am tempted to return the 400W PSU?
Comments PLEASE!!

You need to place the CPU and the GPU under load to get an accurate measure of the power consumption.

The idle power reading is meaningless.

You should be able to determine the absolute maximum power that the system will ever require by running Prime95 and FurMark simultaneously to load both the CPU and GPU to their maximum power draw.

Your power supply needs to be able to handle the maximum otherwise you may run into instability problems.
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January 18, 2013 5:57:38 PM

Thanks
I ran both Prime95 & Furmark together for a wattage reading of 160W
I also ran separately
Furmark 121W
Prime95 105W
I guess I am OK with the 220W OEM PSU?
Thank again for your help
Raynman
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January 18, 2013 6:15:28 PM

Raynman10 said:
Thanks
I ran both Prime95 & Furmark together for a wattage reading of 160W
I also ran separately
Furmark 121W
Prime95 105W
I guess I am OK with the 220W OEM PSU?
Thank again for your help
Raynman

It appears you should be fine with the original OEM PSU.
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January 18, 2013 6:23:02 PM

WOW Thanks Ko888
I appreciate your time and guidance
Raynman
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