Psu how do i what my p.c can handel

hi i got this rubbish thing....
http://support.acer.com/acerpanam/desktop/2011/acer/aspire/AspireX3470/AspireX3470sp2.shtml
ad i wanna change the psu to summit higher 220 is retardly poo and i gota upgrade to a 400w edleast so i can run my new graphics card my questions are...
1. because of the stupid scale of my pc i would have to get a smaller psu is there smaller ones for sale?
2. what or is there a limit to what i can get aka 500w i dont wanna get a 500w but its good to know
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  1. enigmadan said:
    hi i got this rubbish thing....
    http://support.acer.com/acerpanam/desktop/2011/acer/aspire/AspireX3470/AspireX3470sp2.shtml
    ad i wanna change the psu to summit higher 220 is retardly poo and i gota upgrade to a 400w edleast so i can run my new graphics card my questions are...
    1. because of the stupid scale of my pc i would have to get a smaller psu is there smaller ones for sale?
    2. what or is there a limit to what i can get aka 500w i dont wanna get a 500w but its good to know


    Hi - given the dimensions of you pc, the best I could recommend
    is a 350w Seasonic unit. It is fairly expensive, but is gold
    rated, has 29a on the +12v rails(good for a 350W) and modular:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151114
  2. this might sound daft but what if i just wanted one to sit out of the desktop would that matter?
  3. enigmadan said:
    this might sound daft but what if i just wanted one to sit out of the desktop would that matter?

    You can use a standard ATX PSU externally but here are two main issues I see in doing that. The first and most primary issue being heat displacement. In a small case like you've got the PSU fan plays a role in air circulation. Without it in place heat would build up in the case - perhaps to critical levels. Placing a 90mm fan for exhaust in the PSU cutout may work for airflow instead of a PSU though (I think it'll fit - not positive). The second problem would be dust. Of course with a little ingenuity, a small dust filter type frame for whatever size fan does fit the cutout may be made so you don't have a gaping hole for dust and critters to enter
    Hope it helps
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