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Buying new PSU need advice

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by yuriythebest, Aug 28, 2010.

  1. yuriythebest New Member

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    Right, my old PSU
    AB POWER 480W ATX v.2.0
    died.

    After consulting the PSU guide stikied to this forum and some searching
    I'm thinking of buying a
    Cooler Master 650W, APFC, ATX - 2.3, 12см/ F - GX 650W (RS - 650 - ACAA - E3) Cooler Master
    - it's listed as a good brand in the PSU guide
    http://www.coolermaster.com/product.php?product_id=2551

    However I'm concerned about the following:
    1. My old PSU was ATX2.0, this one is 2.3 - will it still work on my PC?
    2. My old PSU had all these small misc ports but on their site they had images of all their connectors but said nothing amout these:

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    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

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    This should be apart of the case NOT the PSU

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    Crunching for Team TPU
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    Phxprovost Xtreme Refugee

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    the image posted is of headers for your front panel
    Edit: beat me to it :laugh:
  4. yuriythebest New Member

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    oh that's right **facepalm**

    So what about the difference in ATX 2.0 and 2.3 will it work?
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    Phxprovost Xtreme Refugee

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    yes it will still work, google has lead me to believe that the difference between 2.0 and 2.3 is power efficiency
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  6. yuriythebest New Member

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    Excellent! so in that case unless anyone can see any glaring things that I missed and that would make my PC explode if I were to buy this I'll order it on monday!

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