moxxy
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Studio XPS 435T, PSU upgrade?

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Hi:

Any recommendation for power supply upgrade for Studio XPS 435T? Around 600 W. Obviously , it must have all the connectors (24-pin power connector , 8-pin power connector , at lease 5 SATA power connectors, etc) and must be screw-holes compatible . Dell uses some odd screw hole positions; also, around the same physical size as the Dell 435T (flextronics) power supply.

Anyone uses the Corsair TX650 V2 650W ATX12V for XPS 435T? I looked at the screw hole locations and they don't seem to  match the existing screw holes on the XPS case. Any problem?

Thanks.

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Tesla1856
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Re: DELL XPS 435T POWER SUPPLY UPGRADE

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@moxxywrote:

Hi:

1. Dell uses some odd screw hole positions; also, around the same physical size as the Dell 435T (flextronics) power supply.

2. Anyone uses the Corsair TX650 V2 650W ATX12V for XPS 435T? I looked at the screw hole locations and they don't seem to  match the existing screw holes on the XPS case. Any problem?

Thanks.


1. No, I've never seen that. I put a Corsair-650w into one XPS-410, and a Corsair-750w into another back-in-the-day.

2. Sounds like the Corsair tx650w I just dropped into my Dell Vostro-460 (aka XPS-8300).

https://www.dell.com/community/Vostro/Vostro-460-XPS-8300-Upgrade-Adventures/m-p/6054983#M1213


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Re: DELL XPS 435T POWER SUPPLY UPGRADE

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Dell keeps rejecting my replies.

So the Corsair is compatible with your XPS 8300 power supply mountable screw holes exactly? the Corsair power supply is resting on the metal strip inside the computer case  and not hanging in mid air relying solely on the four scres for support? The connectors match (one  24-pin power connector, one 8-pin power connector , how many SATA power connectors? ). Are the 8-pin connectors separated using two 4-pin connecotrs , etc?

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@moxxywrote:

 

1. So the Corsair is compatible with your XPS 8300 power supply mountable screw holes exactly?

2. the Corsair power supply is resting on the metal strip inside the computer case 

3. and not hanging in mid air relying solely on the four screws for support?

4. The connectors match (one  24-pin power connector, one 8-pin power connector , how many SATA power connectors? ). Are the 8-pin connectors separated using two 4-pin connecotrs , etc?


1. Yes

2. Huh? What metal strip? Oh, that latch thingy. No, that's just for the OEM power-Supply. Kinda cool but not required.

3. Yeah, I guess it is. You make it sound negative, but that is the way it works in most custom-case builds.

4. You can get that detailed info else-where, but yes, it works fine. Mine are many years old (and not modular) so you have to bundle-up the extra wires and stash-them somewhere out-of-the-way.

So, you haven't bought one yet? You can shop at Newegg (even if you buy exact model else-where).

 


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Re: DELL XPS 435T POWER SUPPLY UPGRADE

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Hi:

The reason for replacing the old XPS 437T power supply is the drop in the 3.3V to 2.9 V but after I slightly wiggle the power connector wires a bit , it goes back up to 3.28 V. That is no good for me (something is loose ??). I have no need for more power but since I can get the Cosair TX650 for around the same price as the exact replacement (XPS 437T Flextronics supply), why not upgrade it ? But I have to be sure the Corsair is both physically and electrically compatible.

Thanks for your reply.

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Tesla1856
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@moxxywrote:

Hi:

The reason for replacing the old XPS 437T power supply is the drop in the 3.3V to 2.9 V but after I slightly wiggle the power connector wires a bit , it goes back up to 3.28 V. That is no good for me (something is loose ??).


Glad to help.

Yeah, I had a cheap after-market no-name PS once. It worked fine for a couple of years. Then, one-day ... It had +5volts until you actually put a load on the +5 ... then it went down to +3v. Needless to say, the computer didn't like that too much. 


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"Huh? What metal strip? Oh, that latch thingy. No, that's just for the OEM power-Supply. Kinda cool but not required."

Yes the metal latch support thing . So the screws are adequate to hold the Corsair power supply? The screw holes on the case line up with those on the Corsair power supply?? The Corsair power supply can fit in the XPS 8300 with no problem?

And the Corsair TX650W ATX12V has all the following connectors ?

24pin power connector

8pin connectors

6pin connectors (at least 2)

SATA power connectors (at least 5 )

Thanks

 

 

 

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@moxxywrote:

"Huh? What metal strip? Oh, that latch thingy. No, that's just for the OEM power-Supply. Kinda cool but not required."

Yes the metal latch support thing .

1. So the screws are adequate to hold the Corsair power supply?

2. The screw holes on the case line up with those on the Corsair power supply??

3. The Corsair power supply can fit in the XPS 8300 with no problem?

4. And the Corsair TX650W ATX12V has all the following connectors ?

24pin power connector

8pin connectors

6pin connectors (at least 2)

SATA power connectors (at least 5 )

Thanks

  


See above, I already answered these questions once.

1. Yes.

2. Yes

3. Yes. 

4. Of course. Do you think it would work in my XPS-8300 if it didn't? Plus, when you shop-it at Newegg, it tells/shows you what it comes with.


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Hi:

I can't included the link here , Dell keeps rejecting my posts with http links to some external sources. i was going to inlcuded a link to a photo of the XPS 8300 case photo to verify that is the one you have so that I can be sure XPS 8300 and XPS 437T use the same case.

Do you know if the XPS 8300  has the same case layout as the XPS 437T, I want to make sure what works for you also works for me in terms of screw hole locations .

I noticed that the Corsair 's 8-pin connector is divided into two 4-pin connectors. In the XPS 437T , the 8-pin connector is a one-piece connector. There is only one way to insert the two 4-pin connectors into the 8-pin socket?

Sorry for many questions, I am not familiar with the Corsair and it is the power supply , it can blow everything in my system.

It would be simpler if I just get the exact Flextronics replacement power supply , but as I mentioned , for nearly the same price , why not get a more powerful one in case I need more power in the future!?

Thanks

 

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