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    3rd party PSU in mini ITX case?

    Im looking at mini ITX cases on the egg and most of them at most have like 150W PSUs

    Cant I put something stronger?
    Will a micro atx psu fit in mini itx?

    These are the parts im planning on using for build:

    CPU:X3 8650

    mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813153124

    ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820146724

    HDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148337

    Optical: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827129016

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    Re: 3rd party PSU in mini ITX case?

    Don't know what you've found but would something in this family fit?? Look at the SFX units....

    http://www.silenx.com/ixtremapropsus.asp?sku=ixm-35-14
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    Re: 3rd party PSU in mini ITX case?

    That will fit mini ITX?

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    Re: 3rd party PSU in mini ITX case?

    Don't know as I've never dealt with that size........ which case you getting?

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    Re: 3rd party PSU in mini ITX case?

    Not sure what case exactly im gonna get.
    But it will be mini ITX form factor,something like these

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...ue&Order=PRICE

    And these are small cases which is why im wondering if I can find a special powerfull PSU for it as well as if a 3rd party HSF will fit.

    Im thinking of putting this PSU.Im looking at the back of mini ITX cases at the screw layout where the PSU goes and it looks the same as micro ATX

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817104044
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    Re: 3rd party PSU in mini ITX case?

    In looking at the cases on the egg I think you may be out of luck. While the PSU that I suggested would physically fit (not the "slim-lines"), the cables won't....just too much length. I did a wee bit of googleing to see what was out there and the 250W that is in one of the cases seems to be "it".

    Think this is because most mimi-ITX uses seem to be limited by design. If you find something that would be great. Another issue I would be concerned with is the heat a larger unit might produce and "give back" to the case interior.

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    Re: 3rd party PSU in mini ITX case?

    I could always use a mini ITX with a 250W but im more worried about the quality of that PSU then whether its enough juice for all the parts.
    Which is why Id rather put a well known 3rd party one.

    I could always make the HTPC with a special ATX HTPC case but Im afraid it might be big and I want this thing to fit on the tv stand where a normal DVD player would go

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    Re: 3rd party PSU in mini ITX case?

    I need a power supply that'll fit in a 5.25" bay that can output 38 Amps or more on the 12V lines to power a GTX260. The reason for this is then i could mount a good HSF in my silverstone SG01-F case that limits the cooling abilities with the Atx power supply hanging over the cpu.

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    Re: 3rd party PSU in mini ITX case?

    I don't know where to find it in the US but the Silverstone SST-SG06 has a 300W 80 PLUS certified PSU in it.

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    Re: 3rd party PSU in mini ITX case?

    Quote Originally Posted by djotter View Post
    I don't know where to find it in the US but the Silverstone SST-SG06 has a 300W 80 PLUS certified PSU in it.
    This power supply exceeds the SG06 PSU and it's standard MicroATX dimensions. It has dual 12V lines @ 18A each = 36Amps which in theory should have absolutely no problem powering a GTX260 as well as my system i believe.

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    Re: 3rd party PSU in mini ITX case?

    12x18 yields only 216 watts of total 12 volt power. No way in hell is that enough to power just one of them SAFELY, let alone two of them. The 260/216 at most clocks come with a manufacturer's recommendation for a 500 watt PSU, and that is for a single video card.

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    Re: 3rd party PSU in mini ITX case?

    google either ePower or FPS both make 5.25 bay PSUs. I've had no issue cooling an overclocked 8750 with a zalman CNPS8700 (gone to W/C though) and full size PSU in an SG01......just a thought.

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    Re: 3rd party PSU in mini ITX case?

    I thought i post links to the sites. Here ya go anyway.

    Do you have of any Microatx power supplies that are 5 1/4" that have at least 38 amps of the 12V line? I've been looking at this power supply. It has 4 12V Lines @ 8.5A = 32Amps and it's 550W microatx psu but i believe it looks as though it maintains standard ATX width, which is an issue. Otherwise i believe it could power my system including the GTX260...

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817338037

    This one looks very good. Only 350W but with Dual 12V Lines @ 18A = 36Amps I believe it wouldn't have a problem powering the GTX260. It's also a Standard typical MicroATX dimension PSU.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817151063

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    Re: 3rd party PSU in mini ITX case?

    Quote Originally Posted by jedihobbit View Post
    google either ePower or FPS both make 5.25 bay PSUs. I've had no issue cooling an overclocked 8750 with a zalman CNPS8700 (gone to W/C though) and full size PSU in an SG01......just a thought.
    What's the 8750? Is it quad? Anyway how many watts is the cpu?

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    Re: 3rd party PSU in mini ITX case?

    Quote Originally Posted by chris89 View Post
    What's the 8750? Is it quad? Anyway how many watts is the cpu?
    The 8750 is the AMD X3 core in this case, draws ~95 watts. Not a quad-core.

    http://products.amd.com/en-us/deskto...f10=False&f11=

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