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I haven't tried it yet, but I've been eyeing this and the Seasonic fanless 520 watt PSU. From the last 2 pages it sounds like if you remove the PSU bracket it could be doable. Not 100% sure, but if you do try it let me know.

Also, if it doesn't fit I was thinking about turning the PSU around so that the power plug would be on the video card side. If I'm right then it should be at the far end and it could be plugged in easy, leaving the other side for all the cables. This is assuming that the power cord could reach that far, anyway.

I'd like to see some picture with the mount removed, the case is so small its hard to get a good idea visually whats going on. Could you just drill some new holes and move the mount an inch instead of removing it all together? I'd rather avoid using double side tape.

Also how loud are the front 2 fans? Are they worth replacing to reduce noise?
Edited by PcZac - 3/23/13 at 11:20pm
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My build is MESSY in side but so nice!!!! (lots of pics!)
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That's not all that bad. One of the things about an ITX build is that messy wiring is gonna happen. You do not have the wasted space like in a full tower to just hide things in.
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So is there a consensus on which is the best PSU for this case? I love the case but the PSU restrictions are ridiculous.

I am looking at the SPARKLE R-FSP600-80ETN 600W Its platinum rated, less than 140mm, and non modular so should fit. Anything better?
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If you're going non-modular and your card is less than 12 in. then you can easily go with a 160mm long PSU but you'll end up with a mile of extra cable to stuff somewhere. The Silverstone modulars that are 140mm with a short cable kit seem to work well as do some of the Corsair semi-modular. It more depends on how long the card is and where on the PSU the modular connectors are, I used a Seasonic G-series 160mm long semi-mod but the mod connectors are below the GPU card and it works.
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So is there a consensus on which is the best PSU for this case? I love the case but the PSU restrictions are ridiculous.

I am looking at the SPARKLE R-FSP600-80ETN 600W Its platinum rated, less than 140mm, and non modular so should fit. Anything better?

well if your don't mind taking 4 screws out and using some kind of two sided tape to hold down the power supply, it seems to me up to a 160mm length psu will fit. this was reported by Booty Warrior here:
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Welp I crammed my old full tower build into a node yesterday. I don't know why there was so much worrying over PSU size... after removing the useless PSU bracket you have room for just about any size unit you want. My 160mm modular Seasonic fit easily with ~an inch of space to spare once it was pressed all the way over to the left side. My 560 Ti TF2 is ~9.5" and has no clearance issues at all. With tighter cable management I could probably fit a 12" card in there.

I am hopefully going to stuff an almost 165mm psu when I grab it this summer. at least until I decide to get a new psu
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If you're going non-modular and your card is less than 12 in. then you can easily go with a 160mm long PSU but you'll end up with a mile of extra cable to stuff somewhere. The Silverstone modulars that are 140mm with a short cable kit seem to work well as do some of the Corsair semi-modular. It more depends on how long the card is and where on the PSU the modular connectors are, I used a Seasonic G-series 160mm long semi-mod but the mod connectors are below the GPU card and it works.

I have a lightening (280mm) and I tried to install with an old Corsair AX750. The cables were smashed up onto the card, mind you this is a 149mm PSU and the GPU card was flexing. Not acceptable so I tried.........
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well if your don't mind taking 4 screws out and using some kind of two sided tape to hold down the power supply, it seems to me up to a 160mm length psu will fit. this was reported by Booty Warrior here:
I am hopefully going to stuff an almost 165mm psu when I grab it this summer. at least until I decide to get a new psu

I removed the bracket....and there really was not that much space. The built in 90 degree plug for the PSU on the other side eats up a lot of room. I will post pics if anyone is interested. I may pull the trigger on the Sparkle power supply, but I will go with the 700w version since it's the same length.

It kills me that Fractal makes PSUs but neither of them are suitable for this case.
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I have a lightening (280mm) and I tried to install with an old Corsair AX750. The cables were smashed up onto the card, mind you this is a 149mm PSU and the GPU card was flexing. Not acceptable so I tried.........

Yeah, with a full modular 140mm is the most you can go tight even then from pics I've seen.
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Yeah, with a full modular 140mm is the most you can go tight even then from pics I've seen.

that sounds more realistic then the "shorter then 160mm" listed on the Fractal site.

I really like this case, it looks more handsome in person then the pics I have seen. I bought the SPARKLE R-FSP700-80ETN, I hope this was the right move. I am going to have loads of fun cleaning up the wiring, but I want something that truly fits and not something that you have to "make it work".
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