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Hey guys, I'm building a custom SFF for my little 11 year old niece with a custom case. To save space, I really want a small psu unit at ~400W.

The specs are:

Biostar i780L AM2/AM2+/AM3 motherboard (have)
AMD 4850e low power CPU (have)
2-4GB DDR2 (not sure she'd really need 4gb) (dont have)
slim dvd-RW drive (have)
slim HDD (dont have)

I have most of the parts already but I'm not sure how big I'll go for the HDD and how much ram I will include initially. It all depends really on what I can spend after buying the PSU since I feel that's the most important part. I really don't want something that will crap out on my niece and risk frying the parts and also, I want her to be able to upgrade if she needs something more powerful in the not so distant future (I'm aware I went AM2 over full on AM3). I already had the processor.

Oh, lastly I live in Canada so I'm looking for a Canadian vendor. Please recommend me a PSU!
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post #2 of 9
Why 400w?

What video card or you using onboard?

My HTPC is similar and have measured it at 135w loaded at AC input (basically, the system peaks at 110w).


Seasonic has some really good TFX and SFX PSUs in the 300-350w range.
http://www.silentpcreview.com/article286-page1.html
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Why 400w?

What video card or you using onboard?

My HTPC is similar and have measured it at 135w loaded at AC input (basically, the system peaks at 110w).


Seasonic has some really good TFX and SFX PSUs in the 300-350w range.
http://www.silentpcreview.com/article286-page1.html
Just in case she decides she wants a faster cpu or a dedicated gpu
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post #4 of 9
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So I did some more research and found this:
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151063

Looks like a good fit between small/powerful/cost. If my niece decides she wants an am3 cpu and a decent videocard in the near future, she can get it. Thanks for the help. Rep+... oh, i cant rep you, you're a moderator! Thanks anyway
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Silenx...Spelled right? Anyway, they have a good range of powerful SFF PSu's. They are extremely efficient, have 6 pin SLI ready GPU connectors (believe it or not) and are extremely quiet and cool (as in cooling). Bets part is if you do a careful search you can find them relatively cheap from some places getting rid of their overstock.
http://derbycitycomputers.com/index....84&language=en
Now the negative:
It is NOT exactly the same as every other SFF...in fact..most SFF are pretty dis-similar except for the mounting pattern of the screws.
If you'll note in the image:


You'll note...It is a Modular design, but all of the connectors attach to the pill box thing on the end of a cable they ingeniously saved space (and cables?) by making it so the 24 pin and mobo cables are sahring space w/ only that pill box which all the other cables attach to. Issue is...Where do you place that pill box thingy?

I will tell you now what I have fit this into.

It will NOT fot in a Sugo SG05 (or a 6 I imagine) the drive rails get in the way. it is aprox.1-1/4" longer than the Sugo's stock FSP PSU. It could certainly fit with some modification so if you plan on modding anyway I can definitely recommend it if you are looking for more power.

I fit it in a Lian Li Q07 case. I got it bolted in using an ATX to SFF psu adapter plate (yes, the make those) found here:
http://www.mini-box.com/M4-ATX-SFX-A...8&category=981 in the case of this one Ai just bouaght the whole kit so now I have an adapter and this little steel psu box...it was cheap.

IN the Q07 it actually gave me quite a bit of breathing room...think about the fact that the ATX psu takes up way more space.


HOPE THIS IS OF SOME HELP...I should really start reviewing gear in this forum. I own all teh obscure ****e...hehe.
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Silverstone SST-45SF.
450W SFX PSU, bronze rated. Lasted overnight at 550w running an i7 and 5870 according to VR-Tech

I'm about to order this myself to replace the stock PSU in the SG05
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Silverstone SST-45SF.
450W SFX PSU, bronze rated. Lasted overnight at 550w running an i7 and 5870 according to VR-Tech

I'm about to order this myself to replace the stock PSU in the SG05
Link please.
    
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Link please.
Here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...=ATVPDKIKX0DER

I'm planning to go with that for the SG05 as well.
    
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