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post #1 of 12
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i bought a Antec 550w true power Psu yesterday, after much advice given in this forum (thanks guys), only to find the most puzzling bit of kit ever

the loom exited the psu nxt the outlet fan/grill on the back, so that meant the loom would be outside the case, except they would hold off against the case edge, so the psu would have to be mounted forward of its normal position by roughly 2".
that would mean there was no way of fixing/screwing the psu in place, and it would be almost off its support ledge.
.......and, the loom would be right across the fans and GFX ard/fan

i gave up and got a refund,( no quibble off the supplier) and bought another type :http://www.qtec.info/products/product.htm?artnr=14103
its in and it works, so thats a bonus.
pc is now ready to accept new Gfx card- Leadtek 6600gt 128mb, which should arrive Mon/Tue.

really can't understand how Antec could produce a psu that will not physically go in a case tho'
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post #2 of 12
So your saying the loom comes out of the same side as the power cable goes in?
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post #3 of 12
That's really odd. I've used multiple Antec PSUs and never had any issues with weird arrangements.
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post #4 of 12
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yep, it comes out right near the edge of the case, between the edge and the fan, unbeleivable
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That is really odd. I cant think of one situation that would require the motherboard to be outside the case. There usually is a 4 pin molex connection a power switch, Power cord, and a fan exhaust.
    
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i have a picture of it, but don't know how to put it in here.

looks like i've boobed, getting the q-tec 650, this whole thing aint turning out right
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post #7 of 12
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I was just reading another thread about Cpu/case temps, and thought i should check mine, as i forgot after i replaced my Psu earlier today.
.................they have dropped from 47/38 to 37/25.
this i can only put down to the extra fan in the new Psu. and i'm not complaining.
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post #8 of 12
To post a picture, just go the the quick reply box at the bottom, clock on Go Advanced, and click on Manage Attachments towards the bottom of the posting options. You can also use an online hosting service (rigshowcase.com...hint hint ). You can upload pictures there, and the site will provide you with a url. To post it here, just use {IMG}url{/IMG} except with [] instad of {}.

I, for one, would be very interested to see exactly what you're talking about.
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post #9 of 12
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you can see the loom coming out of the psu case just ti the left of the fan.
the hole is about 2" x 0.5" (vertical slot) and lined with a white rub strip.
you can probably also see that there are no screw/mounting hols in the back face.
they are actually on the other end, but if the psu was installed that way, it would be blowing hot air into the (PC) case.
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post #10 of 12
That must just be a manufacturing goof, though I have absolutely no idea how something like that gets manufactered and then gets through QC. My similar PSU looks exactly like that except for the glaring difference of everything being on the proper side (mounting holes/fan on one side, wires on the other). By all means that needs to go back. Antec has great customer service, so if you can't get the reseller to take it back, deal directly with them.
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