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Onzlo

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Hello
I currently have a DELL E521, I am thinking of buying an "Antec 900 two case and new motherboard. If I do this will the PSU from the DELL E521 fit into the new "Antec 900 two" ATX case?
 

crjdriver

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It should however why would you want to???

Dells ship with a pw supply that is just enough to pw the system as shipped. I would really really go with a quality pw supply from corsair, seasonic, FSP, or other quality mfg.

Post the exact specs of the system you are building, and we can make a recommendation for the pw supply.
 

Onzlo

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I Am thinking of Purchasing ---

Case - ANTEC 900 two
Motherboard - Gigabyte GA-MA785G-UD3H AM2+

Transferring From the DELL E521

-PSU - 305 watt(Dell Brand)
- CPU -AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 3800+ 2.00GhZ
- 2.00GB of Ram (Cosair) DDR2

And Whatever Else needs to be Transferred Inc - Heat sink, Hard Drive, Floppy Drive and DVD Drive.

If this works I will slowly add on to this new one that I will build after it has been complete such as Quad Core CPU And 500watt PSU.
This is why I want to know Wether most stuff will transfer Into a ATX case from the DELL such as PSU.
Thankyou For the help.
 

crjdriver

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OK, I still think you do not understand. The dell shipped with a pw supply that is just enough for the system it powers no more. You are changing motherboards AND the antec case most likely has more fans than a dell case.

If you use the dell pw supply, you are asking for a problem.
 

Onzlo

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Thanks for the Help
I will Probably Purchase A cosair HX-450 Watt PSU I now Understand About How much more the Dell PSU(305watt) will need to power In the Antec 900.

Do you think 450 Watt is a good choice?

Thanks
 

crjdriver

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A 450W corsair is fine as long as you do not go with a high end video card like nvidia 260, 275, etc or an ati 48xx type card. If you do intend to install something like that, then go with a more powerful corsair psu.
 

Onzlo

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One More thing, Do you think It is worth Buying this stuff before the end of the year?
Because they might bring more stuff out in the market Next year and this stuff will go cheaper?
 

crjdriver

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Pw supplies seem to hold their price longer than other parts ie cpu, ram, etc. I would look for a deal like a MIR or free shipping
Right now newegg has this corsair 520W for $69 after MIR and it has free shipping.
 

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It seems that there is a difference in price between the link I posted and the price on the pw supply page at newegg. If you go with that one, do find out for sure what the price is before buying.
 
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