Power supply for HP SR5710Y?

By Modena
Apr 15, 2009
  1. Hi there, my friend wants me to install a video card in his HP SR5710Y. So I was looking at the specs of his system and he needs another power supply because his is a 250w...anywaiz the problem is that wherever i look for the case type like atx or w/e it says tower and i have no idea what this means it isnt too specific. So if anybody can tell me which power supply type would work with his case it'll be a huge help thx.
  2. rev_olie

    rev_olie TS Guru Posts: 560


    The dimensions on the case are 6.7 in x 16.8 in x 14.9 in
    The rest can be found here

    I think with that you should fit a standard ATX PSU in there but check the dimensions.

    Also look at the make of the power supply and put the product number in on google. Then check the dimensions of that supply and match it with a similar one.

    It could be that HP have a slightly smaller/larger PSU that they use which makes you pay for their own but I'm not sure with HP's workings
  3. dmill89

    dmill89 TS Guru Posts: 475

    That's standard ATX. The only issue is that computer is completly SATA so you will want to look for a PSU with at least 4 sata power connectors (the amount of drive bays you could posibly fill) and as few molex (aka: peripheral) connectors as possible since they'll only take up space and reduce airflow.
    This would be a nice option for that system:

    FSP 460w should handle a decent video card (it doesn't have a PCI-E connector for high end cards but adaptors are avalible to turn a molex connector into a PCI-E and low to mid range cards don't require a dedicated power connector) and extra drives. It also doesn't have a lot of extra cables to get in the way but it does have enough for anything you can fit in that tower here's the connector list:
    1 x Main connector (20+4Pin)
    1 x 12V(4+4Pin)
    3 x peripheral (aka: molex)
    4 x SATA
    1 x Floppy
    If you need a PCI-E adaptor they are avalible here:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812189120 6-pin
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812887002 8-pin
    FSP is also a well respected brand with a good quality reputation so you shouldn't have any problems with the unit.

    Alternatively this unit has slightly more wattage and a PCI-E connector but it also has alot of extra wireing to tuck away with 6 molex and 2 floppy connectors
  4. Modena

    Modena TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 143

    Ok thanks alot for the responses exactly what i needed to know. Didnt wanna order it until i knew for sure considering its not my $$$. Very nice detailed responses thx again!
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