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Hi,

I have an advent t9400 runs win XP. Its Pentium 4 HT 3.4Ghz . 1 GB ram, S/B live 24 bit 7.1 , network conection, 400GB HDD, 16xDVD, 8XDVDRW Dual.

I am going to get a new card, unsure on weather to get a AGP
x800xt for £180 or a AGP 6800 gt for about the same price

Anyway what i need to know is what PSU would you advise getting. Obviously not to expensive as the cards cost enough by themselves !

Curently i have a seasonic 200 - 240 v PSU which i think is not good enough.
Also how hards it to fit a PSU ? no soldering just push and plug the wires I guess ?

thanks in advance

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If you go to this psu calculator and enter all your details of what you intend using, it will tell you the requirement. I've seen it recommended to raise what is suggested by about 3O%, which sounds like a good idea to me.
They are usually pretty straightforward to replace....take out the old and stick in the new in its place...wires and screws etc.
 

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don't waste your money on a cheap generic supply,buy a quality one
you can get away with cheap other parts but not with the power supply
 

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ok that website says i need 503 watts ( thats counting 30% i added.)
As for makes, are there any that are better than others ? i was considering a Q-Tec but i really dont know much about PSU.

thanks in advance
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hello,
I bought a q-tec 550 watt dual fan gold PSU. I couldnt afford the other makes you sugested. But theres a problem. The case of my pc gets very hot above the psu. Hot to the touch. If i run it with the side off its ok. Now this sounds like a overheating problem but when i look at speed fan its actually reading lower temperatures than before i got the new PSU, and the case never use to feel hot before. I ve checked bios and the cpu is cooler around 50 C ( used to reach 70) so why is it getting so hot. ??

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probably just a circulation problem,you need a fan at the bottom front of the case drawing air in
and one at the rear of the case as high s you can get it exausting the hot air,this creates a cool flow of air across the case from front to rear
 
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