HP Pavilion 555e New Case? New Power Supply?

Discussion in 'HP' started by anuberjamscomule, Jan 1, 2004.

  1. Hi, I have the HP Pavilion 555e computer with an AMD Athlon 1.67 GHz
    processor. I recently bought a PNY Geforce FX 5200 AGP video card and
    opened it before realizing that my Pavilion only has a 200w power
    supply, whereas I need a 250w supply. I would like to keep the card
    and install it, (as its been already opened and I cannot return it).
    So my question for you is: where can I got a new power supply
    (preferably 300w-350w)that will fit in the Pavilion case, as I am
    aware that the stock power supply is not made to be replaced by just
    any power supply. If that is not possible, which it very well may not
    be, I'd like to buy a new case, but I need to know what specifications
    to look out for to make sure they are compatible, so that I can switch
    out the guts of the computer with minimum trouble.
    Thanks for all your help,
    anuberjamscomule, Jan 1, 2004
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  2. anuberjamscomule

    Ben Myers Guest

    Get a new case with power supply of ample wattage. Most Pavilion cases are too
    cramped to use higher wattage power supplies, which are physically larger, too.
    If you did find a 300w power supply to fit the Pavilion chassis, you would
    undoubtedly pay a premium for it, due to its small and somewhat non-standard

    The Pavilion (and eMachine) chassis is difficult to work with, because the
    insides are so cramped... Ben Myers
    Ben Myers, Jan 1, 2004
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  3. Okay, I think I'll do that. Will any standard ATX Mid-tower case be
    sufficient? Or do I need to look out for any special specifications?
    anuberjamscomule, Jan 2, 2004
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    Ben Myers Guest

    A standard sized mid-tower (or larger) ATX case will do just fine. Anything
    smaller gets you back into the same bind you are in right now with cramped case
    and low wattage power supply... Ben
    Ben Myers, Jan 2, 2004
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