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Old 07-06-2005, 04:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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This morning my comp suddenly just shut off and wouldn't turn back on, I then noticed when pulling it out the power supply was extremely hot. I thought I had heard the fan struggling the last few weeks and I guess that it just broke finally. It's a 350 watt one and I plan a ton of online games for long periods of time and I guess that could be the reason.

I am going out to get a new one after work, will this work:
http://www.compusa.com/products/prod...95942&pfp=cat3
it's only $80 and a 400watt, will that support my games and stuff without blowing out? I really don't have much to spend on this but need one quick.
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Antec is fairly reliable and should be ok for a temporary solution. It will get you back up and running & gaming again.

For a permanent solution, check out www.pcpowerandcooling.com

This PSU would be a very good option for you.
http://www.pcpowercooling.com/produc...hp?show=S41ATX

With rush shipping you could probably have it in a few days, depending on were you live.
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temporary? I sort of want a cheap reliable permanent one I can grab from the store lol.
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You dont need PCP&C power supply's, even though they are great

That antec is a good PSU, but is overpriced. You can get 480 watt thermaltake's from newegg.com which are pretty good.

And if you want to test the PSU
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temporary? I sort of want a cheap reliable permanent one I can grab from the store lol.
Read my edit in my first post.
or click here
http://www.pcpowercooling.com/produc...hp?show=S41ATX
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Hm, yeah newegg would be my first choice if I had time but I sort of would like to have this working again tonight :-/ I can pay a bit over price for having it in my hands today I suppose.
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Why doesn't he need PCP&P chris? The link i gave him is cheaper then the one he linked and it's like 10 times better. THe shipping might cost him due to the weight, but I rather have an extremely reliable PSU then spend $80 on an antec or thermaltake.
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Hm, yeah newegg would be my first choice if I had time but I sort of would like to have this working again tonight :-/ I can pay a bit over price for having it in my hands today I suppose.
I put these in a lot of my custom builds. They are fantastic and PCP&P customer service is great and if you contact them, they can give you faster shipping options.

Or do whatever you want.
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I think with overnight shipping this would be more expensive than compusa. Aren't the ones there good for the price? I could go to a best buy too but I think they charge even more.
http://www.compusa.com/products/prod...281&pfp=SEARCH this doesn't seem bad, but then, I don't know anything about powersupplies. I don't need any bleeding edge tech, just something that will function for a long time for my games and not break my bank.
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Mad Dog is a no name brand, stay away

Well, most PCP&C's are insane prices, this one is actually sane.

Rated alot different than other PSU's, 410 watts on a PCP&C is industrial rating, not soem BS chiniese crap
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