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By mcaleadi ·
My computer needs a new power supply, the fan is going. How can I choose the best one to buy? I have a c-400 running win98.

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by fgarber In reply to bad fan in power supply

If the fan is all thats wrong just go to a computer supply store and buy a new fan. Some web sites also carry them. If the power supply is ok there is no reason to replace the whole thing. A fan should run about 12 to 20 dollars depending who youbuy it from. I use CompUSA. If you have one close to you they carry all kinds of miscellaneous pc parts

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by Computechie In reply to bad fan in power supply

First off, don't replace the fan inside the power supply. There are capacitors inside that hold power even when everythings off and unplugged, they can hold enough electricity to kill you should you happen to touch them, seriously. Just goto a localcomputer store, and ask them what they have in a power supply. You'll need a ATX type, and should get a minumum of 250 watts, but a 300 watt would be preferred in case you add more hard drives, a cd burner or whatnot. Power supplies are quite cheap,you can pick one up for around 30-40 dollars. Hope this helps you out.

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by kcmeister In reply to bad fan in power supply

Don't bother with the fan. Power supplies are cheap. Replace the whole thing. It is true about the capacitors. I would also recommend a minimum 250 watt ps, 300 is better. The more devices you have, the more power you need. For cheap prices check out www.pricewatch.com. You can pick up a power supply for practically nothing.
Good Luck!

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by los3326 In reply to bad fan in power supply

mcalead, you don't want to play around in the power supply it would be safer and less hassle to just put in a new ATX power supply the currents coming from it could really kill you

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by fdisk In reply to bad fan in power supply

Before you go out and buy a power supply check the connectors on the Motherboard. Some Celerons were placed on AT Motherboards if the connector to the Motherboard splits in 2 then you have an AT and if it is on connector you have an ATX. A step beyond just the power supply idea?
The price of AT cases are less than that of an AT power supply so by an AT case pull the power supply out or move your computer into the new case.

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