We all know that Dells are terrible for upgrading and what I'm trying to upgrade isn't the easiest thing to find. I'm trying to upgrade my current PSU from 300w to 430w for my Dell Inspiron 518.
This is how the story goes:
I finally made money, and I had enough to upgrade my video card, which is old (3450 256MB) to an XFX Geforce 9800GT 512MB GDDR3, well when I got home, I was excited..VERY excited. I unboxed everything, did the video card swap, only to realize...NO! MY PSU DOESNT SUPPORT THE 6 PIN CONNECTOR!!!! AND ITS ONLY 300W!!!!! (I also learned a lesson; do some research before upgrading) and I got very GGGRRRR angry :3
Anyways I'm looking at this PSU:
Thermaltake PurePower 430-Watt Power Supply - ATX, Dual 80mm Fan, 2024-Pin, SATA Ready, PCI-E Ready W0070RUC in Canada at TigerDirect.ca
I also did some research and I found this:
Amazon.com: Thermaltake W0070RUC TR2 Series 430W Power Supply with 2 Fans: Electronics
They're relatively the same thing, same wattage, practically the same look; except for the sticker on the side, and they're the same series made by the same guys
(And they're most likely the same thing)
Now, the reason why I'm showing you the amazon PSU is because I found this page:
Review - DELL INSPIRON 518 Power Supply Upgrade | HIGHLOGIC.NET
So would this be a good PSU swap? Im planning on putting the Tiger Direct one into my PC, not the Amazon one because I can't buy stuff online
But I also have another question, my card came with a 6 pin connector (I believe) it looks like this: http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/pcie6.jpg
would I need anything else other than the PSU, or do I just need the PSU?
Thanks in advance
(Mak will be the first one to reply because he is the most helpfullestness)