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Buying a new power supply

By EntranceInRear
Mar 1, 2007
  1. My Computer (only used for playing music) has a broken power supply it was:
    Codegen 350W Atx 2.03 (P4) Model 300x.
    The computer i need to replace the psu in is:
    P4
    Abit KR7A
    one cd rom drive
    floppy drive
    two fans
    4 hard drives (ce hard drives that i haveto take out of case to find out any more about them)

    i'm sorry i have no idea about the watts reqs. for each thing.
    i'll prob play it on the safe side and go with the extra wattage though...
    what wattage do you think i need? was 350 enough and the fact that i kept it facing a wall (doh!) the only problem?
    i'm trying to replace it as cheaply as possible. like around 30 bucks. i'm a bit confused about what type to buy because i'm not sure if i can buy any atx or only atx 2.03 (p4) kinds. i also need to make sure there are enough power cables for the six drives + other stuff. also, i'm pretty sure i had to only unplug the 20 wire cable from the motherboard and that there is no socket for the 4 wire on the mb. but the power supply i took out does have the 4 wire cable...

    i'm so hopeless lol...

    thanks entrance
     
  2. zipperman

    zipperman TS Rookie Posts: 1,423   +7

    Best i can add

    350 is OK,get another the same.I only have 375 and do a lot more then
    listen to music.The main concern is makeing all the connections.
    You really need a motherboared manual to do this.
    Do you feel qualified ? If so,
    Connect 1 HD at a time starting with Windows loading ok,then add the rest
    properly set and connected as master or slave.
     
  3. kitty500cat

    kitty500cat TS Rookie Posts: 2,407   +6

  4. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,582

    with that many drives use a 500 watt or better
    make sure its got 2 fans
     
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