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Power supply replacement for emachine et1641-02w

Just bought brand new emachine et1641-02w, should i replace the power supply before it goes bad? are these new ones better know?

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I just bought a emachines as well and i noticed when purchasing a new video card that it required a 450 watt power supply, so i went to check and see how much the one i had just purchased had and of course it was 250! that is soooo low, anywho, what i am sayin is if you think that you are going to add any drives or a after market vid card then yes you need to replace the powersupply in ur emachines with at least a 500 watt, they are like 50 to 100 dollars at tigerdirect

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