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Can you name as many power supplies that will fit and hook up to every connector in a Dell Inspiron 531s?

Can you name as many power supplies that will fit and hook up to every connector in a Dell Inspiron 531s? Topic: Atx case standard dimensions
July 18, 2019 / By Annabell
Question: I want a MINNIMUM 350 watt and as much as 500 watt of psu. I have one hard drive, a video card in the Pci express slot, one cd drive, if you need more information please ask, thank you! The Inspiron 531 uses a ASUS M2N61-AX motherboard that is specifically designed for Dell machines. It uses an nVidia nForce 4 chipset with an on-board video card. It also has on-board sound (Realtek HD or AC-97) and an on-board gigabit NIC. It has one PCIe x16, One PCIe x1, and two PCI card slots. It has four DIMM memory slots, and four SATA connectors. The 531 motherboard does not support PATA or IDE drives without the use of a third-party controller. What power supply is the biggest bang for my buck?
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Winslow Winslow | 6 days ago
Your Inspiron 531S is a slimline case, and it CANNOT take a standard ATX power supply. You need what is called a SFX or TFX power supply with the right dimensions, and those are rather difficult to find and match. I doubt there are any SFX or TFX PSUs rated higher than 300W-- Not that you can put any really power-hogging components into a slimline case anyway.
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Winslow Originally Answered: What is the best video card to put into a dell inspiron 531s desktop?
Unfortunately, you can't put high-end gaming cards into any slimline desktop. Slimline computers can only accept low-profile graphics cards. And the midrange cards in the $125-$250 range aren't manufactured in low-profile, only full-height models exist. Moreover, slimline computers have weaker power supplies than regular tower desktops. And unlike regular tower desktops, those power supplies are proprietary (so you can't just replace them with a regular ATX power supply from Newegg or Amazon) You'll need to open your computer case and read the label on your power supply. If it's only 250 watt (which I believe is standard for the Dell Inspiron 530s and 531s) then you're kinda stuck. The best low-profile graphics card that works on such a low-wattage power supply is the GeForce GT430. But it's a bit overpriced at $70 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as... The Radeon HD 5570 is slightly faster and costs less, but there's a catch... it draws more power. Because of the higher power draw (and there's very little leeway with a 250W slimline power supply) it might not work without a power supply upgrade. You could try it, though. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as... Now if you upgraded you power supply, you could definitely run the 5570. In fact you could even run faster low-profile cards like the GeForce GT 440 or Radeon HD 5670 (those are what you'd really want for playing Call of Duty) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127523 Here's a better power supply for the Inspiron 531s: http://cgi.ebay.com/260709465824 So you're looking at $60-$70 for a graphics card alone, or about $125 for a better card along with a power supply. But that's as good as it gets for a slimline. To play cutting-edge games really well, you need a regular tower computer that can accept standard graphics cards and power supplies. If you had the regular tower model Inspiron 531, you'd have better upgrade options. Performance: http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/graphics/display/gigabyte-geforce-gt430_6.html http://www.techspot.com/review/240-ati-radeon-hd-5670/page4.html
Winslow Originally Answered: What is the best video card to put into a dell inspiron 531s desktop?
Cheapest option $50: Radeon 4670 (5570 and GTX 430 are all in the same performance/price range so those are good choices too). This is a low power consumption video card and it should play games but it won't be a great card. You'll have to play on low-med settings. If you want to play the higher end games, you're going to need a new power supply. Less than $100 option: 9800 GT 256-bit 512MB GDDR3. - $50 430w Power Supply - $30ish I'll run COD on med graphics pretty well. It'll give you about 30% more performance over the 4670. Less than $200 option: GTX 460 256-bit 768MB GDDR5 $100ish or GTX 460 SE 256-bit 1GB GDDR5 $100ish 500w Power Supply w/ two 6-pin PCIE connectors $50ish. It's ok to get one with only one pcie connector if you get a molex-to-pcie connector cable. This is a legit video card and will run almost any game on max settings pretty well. It'll slightly overpower your cpu in some games. This will be more than 3x better than the first options, and more than twice the performance of the 9800 GT. GTX 460 (Fermi) is a very famous card amongst gamers. 4670: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as... 9800GT: http://www.ascendtech.us/itemdesc.asp?ic... Shop around for the GTX 460. I've seen them get down to $90. If you don't care about refurbished: http://www.evga.com/products/prodlist.as... (This comes with just the card, so you might need to buy a 4-pin molex to 6pin PCIE connector ($5). For Power Supplies, I'd lurk around slickdeals.net and find a good deal on an Antec, Corsair, or OCZ power supply. If you don't want to wait, it's around $40-50 for the power supply.

Shamer Shamer
Are you having issues? You really dont have a system that will requires lots of juice. A $25 dollar power supply will run your system easily and last you a couple of years. You just need to make sure that your mother board will accept standard power supply connectors. Since it is an ASUS board I am assuming that it will.
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Nevin Nevin
EDIT: (my original answer was all messed up because I misunderstood your question.) here is my real answer. I personally have a thermaltake 500W and it came with TONS of connectors. they are all modular so you can connect and disconnect what you dont need. What I did was went to Newegg.com they have a power calculator on the site somewhere where you enter a bunch of parts that your system has and it tells you what a minimum power rating you should use would be, then you can search it and filter your results until you find the ideal.
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Nevin Originally Answered: About Dell Inspiron N5110?
Hi Hoshiko, Dell has tested Inspiron N5110 with the following processors: • Intel Core i3-2310M (2.10 Ghz, 4Threads, 3M cache) • Intel Core i5-2410M (2.30 Ghz, 4Threads, 3M cache) • Intel Core i5-2520M (2.50 Ghz, 4Threads,3M cache) • Intel Core i5-2540M (2.60GHz, 4 Threads,3M cache) • Intel Core i7-2630QM (2.0 Ghz, 8 Thread,6M cache, turbo boost up to 2.9 GHz) You may compare the difference from the following link: http://intel.ly/1a6mLX0 Inspiron N5110 is shipped with Mobile Intel HM57 Express Chipset. Intel Core i7-4770R is not a compatible processor with this chipset. For more information on this, you may refer to link: http://intel.ly/Yw0XQ8 Click on the compatible products to get the list of processors compatible with your computer. While upgrading the processor, ensure that other requirements are met; like maxTDP, Core junction temperature, FSB supported and clock speed. If you compare the processors (one that is shipped with computer and one that you want to upgrade), you will find a significant difference in such requirements. Processor is not a customer replaceable unit. You may find detailed instructions for installation of memory and processor in the service manual of computer. If you are comfortable and want to replace on your own, you may refer to the service manual of computer: ftp://ftp.dell.com/Manuals/all-products/... Dell does not recommend or offer processor upgrade but it is as your discretion in case you really wish to go ahead with it. Warranty per say, issues arising due to the upgrade will not be covered under warranty , however we will continue providing support for other issues and parts. Hope this helps. Thanks and Regards, Chinmay S

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