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Old 02-24-2010, 10:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Just a quick inquiry:

Will this PSU work with my Dell Dimension 8300?

Newegg.com - Antec BP550 Plus 550W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.2 Modular Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies.

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Old 02-24-2010, 11:19 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Standard ATX power supplies can work with that model. The only thing is the fitting into the case. The location of the power switch and power connector on the Antec, does not match with Dell's case. Even if you turned it over. Unless you feel like cutting an extra hole.

They do sell specific replacement PSUs from PC Power & Cooling, but those have been discontinued.

I found another PSU that looks like it can fit (power switch and connector are located in a similar spot compared to Dell's PSU), but I cannot guarantee that. You might have to do a little cutting.
Newegg.com - FSP Group SAGA+ 450R 450W ATX12V Power Supply - Power Supplies

I've done this before on one of my friend's Dell. He too had a Dimension, and needed a PSU replacement. So I ordered the 400W version of the link I provided earlier, and found out that we had to bend the hole a little larger on the back of the Dimension case to accommodate the power switch of the new PSU.
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Thanks for the reply!

I don't mind making a few adjustments to my old PC's case. In fact, I think doing that might give me some valuable experience for when I upgrade the PSU my other PC.

Just one more question: Will that 450W PSU be enough to support the ATI Radeon X800 XT with 2.5 GB of RAM?
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Just one more question: Will that 450W PSU be enough to support the ATI Radeon X800 XT with 2.5 GB of RAM?
Yes it will. Minimum power requirement for the X800 XT is 300W, with a recommended requirement of 350W. Good to go.
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Sweet! Thanks for your help, b1gapl.
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