Power Supply

  foakesy 11:27 11 Nov 2008
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Hi

My daughters Bestec ATX-1523F has expired.

Can it be replaced by any ATX with the correct plugs.

Sorry if I sound simple...I am!!!!!!
Thanks for looking>

  MAJ 11:34 11 Nov 2008

Yes any ATX power supply should do.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 16:44 11 Nov 2008

If renewing a PSU check:

1. The physical size of your PSU, some are hard to replace due to being a non standard size.
2. The amount of power need from the PSU don't skimp.
3 The correct connections for your equipment

1. Physical Dimensions

Besides the specs and form factors, the physical dimensions are also important factors in selecting a compatible power supply. Here is an outline of the physical dimensions of most standard power supplies:

# ATX: 6x3.5x5.5", HxWxD. Most common. Uses 4 mounting screws.
# Mini-ATX: 5x3.5x5", HxWxD. Rare size. Uses 4 mounting screws. Can be used in a regular ATX case, but often not the other way around.
# MicroATX: 5x3x4", HxWxD. Use 3 mounting screws. Not interchangeable with ATX or miniATX.
# Flex ATX: Even smaller than Micro ATX. Various sizes according to case specs; often not interchangeable.

Use the data above to determine if a particular power supply would fit your case.

The quality of a power supply can be estimated by its weight. While this is not a true scientific or thorough measurement of the power supply reliability, it is nevertheless a very simple and easy way for ordinary PC users to estimate and compare the quality of a power supply.

2. Power supply calculator click here

3. Correct connections
Some boards have 20 pin connectors others 24 pin
There is often a 4 pin plug required to power Intel CPUs
Molex D plugs for IDE HDD and CD/DVD drives
SATA power connections for latest HDDs and DVD drives.


Guide to changing PSU
click here
click here

  woodchip 16:55 11 Nov 2008

If the PSU as blown, it may well have taken other hardware with it so if it does not start after replacing suspect Mobo or and CPU

  foakesy 17:13 11 Nov 2008

"MicroATX: 5x3x4", HxWxD. Use 3 mounting screws. Not interchangeable with ATX or miniATX."

Its def 3 mounting screws!
So I have to replace with Bestec original?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 18:11 11 Nov 2008

click here

one example

get one with plenty of spare power i.e. if yours was 200watts then get at least a 350watt.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 18:14 11 Nov 2008

click here

one example

get one with plenty of spare power i.e. if yours was 200watts then get at least a 350watt.

why weight matters click here

  foakesy 18:37 11 Nov 2008

Thanks for all your help,especialy the link from Fruit Bat....some interesting stuff on there!

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