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I'm thinking of building a computer that is using as much see through material as I can. I have some weird enjoyment out of seeing electrical things so figured this would be a nice way to do it but I'm having a hard time finding a decent power supply that would work.

Not sure how much power I would need as of yet though but I'm assuming at least 500w should cut it.

As far as the power supply itself I'm looking for modular cabling though that is not required as if worse comes to worse I will just make my own setup though it would be nicer for it to just start that way. I do want a fairly high efficiency of at least 75-80%. other then that I am open to ideas.

any help guys?
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post #2 of 11
Once you get your PSU, if your a dab hand with a dremel, get some perspex and make your own transparent PSU housing!
    
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post #3 of 11
Apevia (formerly Aspire) offers just what your looking for.

http://www.apevia.com/category.php?cid=99

EDIT: if 680 watts is overkill for you, they also offer 500w versions.
http://www.apevia.com/category.php?cid=25
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Chipp
Apevia (formerly Aspire) offers just what your looking for.

http://www.apevia.com/category.php?cid=99

EDIT: if 680 watts is overkill for you, they also offer 500w versions.
http://www.apevia.com/category.php?cid=25
BE CARFULL! the apevia PSUs are not normal ATX size. they are larger.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by dizzy4
BE CARFULL! the apevia PSUs are not normal ATX size. they are larger.


I've never had one not fit in a standard ATX case.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Chipp


I've never had one not fit in a standard ATX case.
Lets just say, I bought an Apevia case and one of these PSUs and it didn't fit..... WTH!
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post #7 of 11
They are longer, I guess, as in more depth.
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post #8 of 11
This one may just be the ticket

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post #9 of 11
YOU HAVE A WILLAMETTE!:@! I'm not the only one! Yay!

[on Topic]

I think the best solution would be, if you're experienced in such things, making your own housing for the PSU. Make sure you have good heat insulation though. You don't want your acrylic melting
    
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post #10 of 11
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didn't think of making my own but I guess that might be able to be done though I suck with using a dremel so I would be afraid to try. now if I could only figure out a way to do this with the HD, DVD, and floppy I would be happy though :-)

With power requirements it is going on a e6600/p5b combo that will start aircooled till I get more funds for the water cooling. 2 HD's, dvd burner and extra dvd player, x-fi sound, unknown video card (going to use the 9250 in my sig till I figure that out) plus about 2x120fans. that's about all I can think of for now.

so far I am still in the planning/buying stage as all I have are the cpu and soundcard for the moment and MB on the way. just hoping this will be better then my g/f's computer I'm using now or the last computer I build which was a k6-2 300mhz oc to 400mhz.
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