Using a different psu

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Muay1 Posts 2 Registration date Thursday January 29, 2015 Status Member Last seen January 29, 2015 - Jan 29, 2015 at 06:26 PM
Muay1 Posts 2 Registration date Thursday January 29, 2015 Status Member Last seen January 29, 2015 - Jan 29, 2015 at 10:01 PM
Hello,
Hope all is well, ok my psu has gone it was a DPS-160QB-1B, I'm having trouble finding one which is not from USA and going to cost loads in p+p. So does anyone know if I can use a different one to this or does it have to be same one.
Thank you.



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BrianGreen Posts 1005 Registration date Saturday January 17, 2015 Status Moderator Last seen September 30, 2021 150
Jan 29, 2015 at 09:22 PM
The short answer is:

"yes you can use any power supply on a PC as long as it:
1) uses the power input (from the mains) as your country specifications use, AND
2) that the output is at least as big as the failed power supply (more Watts is ok - less Watts might cause instability, overheat as it tries to provide the required power, or not work at all) AND
3) phisically fit into the machine.
It should also have at least as many output plugs that you need to power all your drives, graphics cards, mother board, ets)".

However, the DPS-160QB-1B is an unusual shape probably built to fit into the machine you took it out of. I had a look at a well known supplier that sounds like it is the name of a south American rain forrest (sorry moderators - I dont know if im allowed to suggest company web sites for this = please let me know one way or the other) and it cost $22 so not too bad really.
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Muay1 Posts 2 Registration date Thursday January 29, 2015 Status Member Last seen January 29, 2015
Jan 29, 2015 at 10:01 PM
Yes thanks I new the shape would be a problem, I will check out the rain forrest.
Thank you for your time.
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