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    Default Dell Inspiron 530 and Thermaltake TR2-430W PSU

    I've got a Dell (yes, I know) Inspiron 530 with a PSU that's kinda maxed out and I was going to buy a new PSU. I've been told by someone that Dell's cases and mobo's power requirements are proprietary to their own brand's PSU (such as the style of connectors, etc). I have a Thermaltake 430W from an old computer that I was hoping to put in this one if it fit, but I wanted to ask you guys to see if you might know of any compatibility issues. Thanks!

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    Default Re: Dell Inspiron 530 and Thermaltake TR2-430W PSU

    Yeap, that will not fit. Aside from the connections the wires inside are wrong. You need a BTX Power supply not a ATX

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    Default Re: Dell Inspiron 530 and Thermaltake TR2-430W PSU

    Hey, for kicks I decided to give it a go. It did work, I'm using the system now. The Inspiron 530 is not one of Dell's small form systems, so a BTX wasn't necessary. The only thing I need now is an extra molex to SATA connector so my CD drive will work; the PSU only comes with two SATA power connectors. Newegg link to the PSU: Newegg.com - Thermaltake TR2 W0070RUC 430W ATX12V V2.2 Intel Core i7 Compliant Dual 80mm Fans Full Cable Sleevings Power Supply - Power Supplies

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    Default Re: Dell Inspiron 530 and Thermaltake TR2-430W PSU

    Last edited by artdrivers; 08-16-2009 at 05:33 AM.
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    Default Re: Dell Inspiron 530 and Thermaltake TR2-430W PSU

    Ahh, nice to know. I guess I thought they were all always BTX due to only seeing their desktops most often.

    Thanks for the info, learned something new today!

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    Default Re: Dell Inspiron 530 and Thermaltake TR2-430W PSU

    Art, I took a look at those diagrams and it seems like the Dell ATX layout given is for an older Pentium processor. I'm using an Intel Q6600, so I guess that's where the difference occurs.

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    Yeah my old dell dimension 9150 needed some slight modifications (side cutters) to make the PSU and all was well. I fitted a Thermaltake TR2550 in it.
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