Needless to say, a guide like this could instantly become a computer technician's new best friend. Skipping ahead to present-day, I received another message about a week ago letting me know the guide was fully functional and ready for evaluation. Perfect timing it would seem as I had an eMachines T2682 sitting on my kitchen table that had been diagnosed with, you guessed it, a dead power supply (among other things lol).
The first step is to select the manufacturer of your computer. In my case, an eMachines system.
Next up, select the specific machine or choose the exact part number from the list.
I chose to scroll through the extensive part list to find mine, T2682.
The next screen displays the recommended power supplies based on the information you have provided. I selected the only one available, ATX-300GU...
As you can see above, ATXPowerSupplies provides a complete description of the power supply, including technical specs. and voltage information. You have the option to order optional accessories as well. ATXPowerSupplies even takes it a step further and lists every other computer that this particular unit is compatible with.
I have been toying around with the cross reference guide for a few days now, selecting different configurations and each time I am given a compatible power supply for the system I selected. I have yet to find a configuration that does not have a recommended unit or isn't available for purchase. The guys over at ATXPowerSupplies have really done their homework, putting in countless hours of research in the development of this program which, to the best of my knowledge, is the first of its kind. I would encourage anyone who works as a computer technician to give the cross reference guide a try the next time you are in need of a replacement power supply.