Lady Lara 19:04 13 Nov 2006

Just bought a new PSU and forgot to change the 110v to 230 - Bought PSU from America!! It blew up needless to say and rather than buy a new 305watt DELL 24+4 pin with SATA lead (8cm Fan I am opting to buy a 350w ebuyer PSU.

I also plan to use a connector to change the 20 pin plug to a 24 pin. Then I believe that I can get a cabel to change the horizpnotal 4 pin to a little black SATA one.

Provided I have the square 4 pin then i figure it will work. The connectors are available on ebay and I am asking your advice.

Anyone ?


  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19:16 13 Nov 2006

Dell? watch the physical size.

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

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.

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