Originally posted by joshd
yea i know.
so the psu from this site are not actuallly made by dell, they are just compatible? i suppose this make them better?
PCP&C has specifically designed these power supplies to meet (1) Dell specific requirement. 90% of dell cases, were the PSU is installed, only has an area cut out for the PLUG and the Voltage Selector. The Dell's PSU's generally don't use the power switch because the cases and motherboard use a soft power switch. Why? I don't know.
So PCP&C designed a few PSU's, which are all identical to any of their other PSU's, but the difference is they don't have power switches. Thus, fitting in the dell dimension cases.
People also say that you can't use any PSU in a dell case, which isn't correct. It's not a matter of the PSU won't work for compatibility issues, it's more of a issue of the case design. You also must make sure that the PSU supports 20pin/24pin.
I've tested a Dell Dimension 2350 Mid Tower MicroATX PC with an Antec power supply. And everything worked fine. The only problem was that it wouldn't fit in the case because of the design issues.