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Has anybody ran a fanless PSU in one of these?

I wouldn't go for fanless PSU, they nead a little airflowto cool it's components. In this case they didn't get almost any.
 
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post #4882 of 11741
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Something SFX. Or ATX with 140mm depth.

Why settle for small when you can fit a psu in there as long as you stick with max 160mm?
    
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Something SFX. Or ATX with 140mm depth.

Why settle for small when you can fit a psu in there as long as you stick with max 160mm?

I have a 160mm PSU in there. The cables are pressed very tightly inside, and even a 155mm PSU would have been a godsend
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I wouldn't go for fanless PSU, they nead a little airflowto cool it's components. In this case they didn't get almost any.

That's what I was thinking. The loudest thing in my case now is my 160mm PSU so I figured I'd kill 2 birds with 1 stone and get a high end seasonic that's quieter/smaller since I know it's going to be a pain with a 160mm PSU. I've read that these don't get much airflow around the PSU though so I might have to just go for a active PSU. I think the only way to get airflow to it would be to cut the cage in front of it so it gets flow from the front fans.
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I previously had A Silverstone ST65F-G in mine and even with the 140mm depth, I had a hell of a time getting it in all the way. I also went through a couple of them and everyone of them had annoying coil whine. Finally returned them for refund and got a Seasonic SS-660XP. It was even harder to get this one in, but it's 80+ Platinum, wasn't too much more in price than the Silverstone and doesn't have coil whine.

I have it running semi-fanless where the fan only comes on after power draw reaches a certain threshold.
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I wouldn't go for fanless PSU, they nead a little airflowto cool it's components. In this case they didn't get almost any.

That's what I was thinking. The loudest thing in my case now is my 160mm PSU so I figured I'd kill 2 birds with 1 stone and get a high end seasonic that's quieter/smaller since I know it's going to be a pain with a 160mm PSU. I've read that these don't get much airflow around the PSU though so I might have to just go for a active PSU. I think the only way to get airflow to it would be to cut the cage in front of it so it gets flow from the front fans.

Or cut a hole in the bottom
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I previously had A Silverstone ST65F-G in mine and even with the 140mm depth, I had a hell of a time getting it in all the way. I also went through a couple of them and everyone of them had annoying coil whine. Finally returned them for refund and got a Seasonic SS-660XP. It was even harder to get this one in, but it's 80+ Platinum, wasn't too much more in price than the Silverstone and doesn't have coil whine.

I have it running semi-fanless where the fan only comes on after power draw reaches a certain threshold.

This is a good thing worth mentioning. The Seasonic X-series PSUs have a "hybrid" fan mode, which you can toggle via a small switch. This changes from "normal" mode where the fan is always on. Hybrid mode might be something those "fanless" psu guys will like
Edited by dmanstasiu - 1/31/13 at 1:30pm
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I previously had A Silverstone ST65F-G in mine and even with the 140mm depth, I had a hell of a time getting it in all the way. I also went through a couple of them and everyone of them had annoying coil whine. Finally returned them for refund and got a Seasonic SS-660XP. It was even harder to get this one in, but it's 80+ Platinum, wasn't too much more in price than the Silverstone and doesn't have coil whine.

I have it running semi-fanless where the fan only comes on after power draw reaches a certain threshold.

I've never owned a seasonic (although my x series one will probably arrive today) but from what i've read they ALL have some buzz/coil whine. Seasonic themselves have said this is the case for all of their psu's. For me if it can't be heard unless my ear is right up against it then it's good enough. Dreading having one that squeals from 2 metres + away though. With my luck, i certainly will! gunner2.gif

Another reason i'm surprised you can't hear any, is it's a platinum unit. The high efficiency plus the other voodoo that these premium psu's have generally make them coil whine alot more than super cheap psu's. But you can't win, because the cheap psu's have loud fans. I have a 4 month old gtx 680 that was at first ok, now it coil whines so bad I simply took it out of my rig and back in a box. Could hear it from 15 metres away through a closed door during daytime, and msi won't let me rma it lol. Anyway that demonstrates how badly I hate coil whine.
Edited by ilikebeer - 1/31/13 at 2:51pm
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I've been thinking of putting some lights into my prodigy I am probably going with LEDs strips as they require less power and don't need huge adapter as cathodes. Only thing I can't decide on is what colour to use I am torn between white or blue. I have my rig in the signature. I am planning to do custom sleeving later on also in white. what do you folks reckon?
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I've been thinking of putting some lights into my prodigy I am probably going with LEDs strips as they require less power and don't need huge adapter as cathodes. Only thing I can't decide on is what colour to use I am torn between white or blue. I have my rig in the signature. I am planning to do custom sleeving later on also in white. what do you folks reckon?

White. Always the cleanest solution
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imo since your case is already white, and the fans, white led = too much white. I'd go for blue personally. If other colours aren't off the table, orange would look sick as in awesome.

Nice cable management btw. Gonna copy your case cable velcro trick on mine.

Here's a shot of a white case with orange, blue bitfenix led's:




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