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Hey, Phae, did you ever get a chance to look at the PSU in the Pixxo case? It's a cheapo deapo for sure, but it looks like it's the only PSU that can fit in the case.

This is the case.

If you need, I can take it out and rip it apart to get some pics of the internals. I have it sitting on a desk in front of my stress testing right now. I am not running anything heavy, i3, 430gt, but I would like to know just how crappy it is and if I should start the arduous task of finding another that will fit and is of higher quality.

Edit: No kiddin, you live in NO? I am from BR, living in Gonzales atm though.
Yeah, I live in NOLA, though I grew up in Cincinnati.

It'd be great if you could open that up for me.
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Yeah, I live in NOLA, though I grew up in Cincinnati.

It'd be great if you could open that up for me.
Sure thing man, slow today at work anyways, I need something to do.
 
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Hey, Phae, did you ever get a chance to look at the PSU in the Pixxo case? It's a cheapo deapo for sure, but it looks like it's the only PSU that can fit in the case.

This is the case.
I bought three of those. Love the case, hate the PSU. PSU is noisy and weighs like 1½ pounds. Say what you will of PSU weight versus quality, but nothing good can come of a PSU where 2/3 the weight is the fan+casing+cabling. It is also noisy as all heck, with the 80mm fan running full speed all the time (I've tested two of them).

The PSU is somewhat of a standard SFX size. Only caveat is that you can't use one with a fan that sticks out (like Seasonic 300W SFX - keyhole for drive bays in the way) and you may not be able to fit a longer one (like Seasonic 350W SFX - PSU is already close to HDD).

I've been replacing them with FSP300-60GHS. Not a cheap thing to do, but PSU fan is very quiet and I know it is reasonable quality (same used in Silverstone SG05/SG06). IIRC it supports 22.5A of +12v.

BTW the case is also available with a red face (looks really sharp) and is available as a rebranded XION. When I say "rebranded" I mean there is a XION sticker over the Pixxo sticker.

Why I like this case is becase it is VERY compact (14" deep, 11" high" under 4" wide), looks pretty sharp, comes with an all-in-one card reader where a FDD would have gone in years past and can hold cheap parts. By "cheap parts" I mean mATX mobo, normal 3.5" HDD, normal 5¼" ODD. The stock 80mm cooling fan is actually super quiet at full speed, though it is sleeve bearing so keep longevity in mind. With stock CPU fan set to Smart Fan and the FSP PSU, system is really quiet.
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Sorry for the quality of the pics, all I had on-hand was my Droid.
 
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Uhm I don't know if i'm just not seeing it but that psu looks like it doesn't have any transient filtering at all.
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That's a half bridge alright. Zero transient filter. The secondary... There's only one coil. ??? So I guess it's not just group regulated, all voltages run through the same mag amp? That's HILARIOUS!

And I bet you anything the primary switchers are STD13007s or variants, and the +12V rectifier isn't rated for more than 12A.

This is awful, one of the worst PSUs I've seen.
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Uhm I don't know if i'm just not seeing it but that psu looks like it doesn't have any transient filtering at all.
Actually there are two Y capacitors tucked away in there. That's enough to do jack and ****, and jack's left town.

Even if all the silkscreened components were there (ie an inductor and an X capacitor) it would still be a terrible transient filter.
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Actually there are two Y capacitors tucked away in there. That's enough to do jack and ****, and jack's left town.

Even if all the silkscreened components were there (ie an inductor and an X capacitor) it would still be a terrible transient filter.
So what am I looking to replace this thing with then?
 
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So what am I looking to replace this thing with then?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817104075
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And it's on its way to me now.
 
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