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My buddy just got a Silverstone TJ06 Atx case. He then bought a XG Magnum 500 silent psu. Well, the psu doesnt fit

It is just a hair too wide. Does anybody know if this is normal? Shouldnt any psu be a standard size? Is it because it is silent and maybe therefore larger do to the heatsinks, etc.

I just dont want to have him get another one and have it be too big. I wonder if XG makes their psu to fit only their cases. Or is silverstone that way? I couldnt see either of them doing that, but you never know.

Any feedback would be much appreciated!
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Since when are XG power supplies any good? I've never heard of the company. In general, silent power supplies are not worth it. They run hot, and the high wattage ones even more so. Also, they tend to have mediocre voltages. I would return it and get something else.
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Ok then.

His goal is to make his system as quiet as possible. Do you know a PS that is around 500w....and is quiet??

THanks!
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the xg mag is a pretty decent psu.... however that is a common problem w/ them... fitting them in cases bc the wholething is basically a heatsink... I have seenother people w/ problems and having to mod their case to getit to fit.

heres a review
http://www.driverheaven.net/reviews/...view/index.htm
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post #5 of 9
This doesnt seem to be a bad PSU for fanless
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The Antec 550TP II is rather quiet and a very good PS.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817103931
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Originally Posted by KANJIBANKERS
Ok then.

His goal is to make his system as quiet as possible. Do you know a PS that is around 500w....and is quiet??

THanks!
My OCZ Modstream 520 was damn quiet. This SilverStone Strider 600W job is pretty darn near quiet as well.

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if you want a quiet psu that is standard size, stable as a rock, efficient, and powerful enough to power any system then look no farther than the Seasonic S12-600
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Thanks for the feedback guys!!
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