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 Post subject: First foray into replacing my power supply
PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 1:40 pm 
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Hi all.

This is my first time fiddling with my computer. I have to admit, i think I'm going to enjoy it.

I have a dirt cheap desktop that started sounding like a vacuum cleaner. I have narrowed it down to the power supply. I'll admit I then blindly bought something that I hoped would replace it. The new power supply is far too big and doesn't fit in the case! I thought before I try again, I'd get a bit of advice, so here I am.

The (noisy) power supply has a Golden Field logo on it. It is called a Pentium IV & PFC Model:ATX-420WB&P4 and labels it as an ATX switching power supply.

I haven't been able to find it online which makes it very hard for me to know what to replace it with.

I'd be very grateful if someone could suggest a suitable alternative (i'm in the UK). My case only had three external screws if that helps.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 12:15 pm 
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Is this it? Looks like a standard power supply to me

http://www.hardware.info/en-UK/productd ... iewphoto/1

http://www.shopmania.ro/magazin~online- ... 70364.html

What did you buy thats too big?


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 Post subject: Re: First foray into replacing my power supply
PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 12:37 pm 
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WELCOME TO SPCR!

duncanmorris wrote:
The new power supply is far too big and doesn't fit in the case!


dimensions of old PSU are?
whats the mobo/chip/video ect? Probably don't even need a 400w


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 1:11 pm 
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Thanks for your replies. The power supply looks like the ones linked to, but then they all look somewhat similar!

The dimensions are 12.5cm x 10cm x 7.5cm (depth).

The replacement was a Rasurbo DLP 430W Quiet PSU which I bought without really thinking about whether it would fit.

I'm just looking for something cheap and relatively quiet. The system is a very simple one with few requirement - no gaming or anything.

Any help is greatly appreciated.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 1:28 pm 
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sounds like its the SFX form factor?


http://www.pcguide.com/ref/power/sup/form.htm


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 3:14 pm 
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Thanks for the form fctor advice / link. That's the missing step for me.


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