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    Arrow "Flex ATX" power supply

    I bought a second-hand PC which has an AOpen FSP200-60SAV(PF) power supply. I suspect that the power supply has failed and would like to replace it, but I'm not clear how standardised (if at all) the "Flex ATX" form factor is with regard to power supplies. For example, would something like this or this be a suitable replacement?

    The system has an IDE HDD, IDE DVD/CDRW and a floppy drive, powered by a P4 CPU. The current unit is 200W and has 5 connections: a 20-pin main connector; two 4-pin Molex connectors; one 2x2-pin connector; and one floppy drive power connector. Obviously, the replacement needs to have all of these.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!

    Edit: I also found this one, much cheaper! Is that one suitable for my purposes?
    Last edited by allanlewis; 10-21-2009 at 04:52 PM. Reason: additional information
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    FlexATX is similar to microATX motherboards. It has no bearing the PSU. A standard ATX PSU is fine.

    I can't look at ebay due to content filtering. Please list specific makes/models. The PSU is one part you shouldn't skimp on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Midknyte View Post
    FlexATX is similar to microATX motherboards. It has no bearing the PSU. A standard ATX PSU is fine.

    I can't look at ebay due to content filtering. Please list specific makes/models. The PSU is one part you shouldn't skimp on.
    I forgot to add that the PC is in a "slimline" (i.e. half-height and generally small) desktop case, so I don't think an ATX PSU would fit. The current PSU fits right next to the motherboard and extends virtually to the top of the case, so anything bigger might be a problem.

    As for skimping on the PSU, I'm aware of the "bad caps" issue and the various "black lists" of manufacturers worth avoiding, but I've no intention of spending more than 25, preferably less. I only spent 55 on the whole PC! (The original PSU lasted for 9 months after I bought the PC.)
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    I forgot to add that the PC is in a "slimline" (i.e. half-height and generally small) desktop case
    Yes, that's important info. Chances are it is a proprietary psu. You'll probably have to get a replacement from the case OEM.

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