Originally Posted by Shrimpykins
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 1Â½ 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 5Â¼" 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.