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post #1 of 21
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Hi,

Is it a bad idea to purchase a case that comes with a PSU? What's the trick here? Can they be removed if their faulty or not? Etc.?

Let's use this one off NewEgg as an example: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811192086

Any thoughts on this? Thanks
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post #2 of 21
They can be removed, but why would you buy a case with a power supply already included?

Chances are it's going to be some crappy generic unit that can't handle anything except ancient hardware

Although on a small case like this.. it might work since cases like this don't have normal size PSU..
Just make sure you don't go crazy with hardware
post #3 of 21
they can be removed but thats not an atx psu from what i can see
    
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post #4 of 21
Generally, it's a very bad idea to use the PSU that comes with cases. For example, the one in this case is a generic 250W.
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post #5 of 21
They can be removed but most cases with PSU are usually junk and should be replaced or stuck in your web browsing rig
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post #6 of 21
I have bought a friend a case with a PSU in it one time. Was super cheap so I figured it would be shoddy. My suspicions were correct. The PSU was DOA and cheap construction anyway. Good thing he didn't need it. I would suggest getting a case and PSU separately, just my 2cents
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post #7 of 21
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I see; I expected as much, thank you everyone. I guess I'll go with my 250w 80+ certified (~$60) PSU and the same case ($50).
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post #8 of 21
SFF PSU, I see.

This is a generic 250W which does only about 150-170, really.

Cap choice inside is generally bad (CapXon, Fuhjyyu and other unknown brands) and it lacks PFC.
Protection circuitry is half-assed, and efficiency is crap to boot.

You can replace that SFF PSU with something from SilverStone or Seasonic, but that will cut you back a few extra bucks.

But at least that way you know your hardware is in safe hands, and not at the mercy of a cap that's going to explode any moment, and let ripple ruin your hardware.
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post #9 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
Generally, it's a very bad idea to use the PSU that comes with cases. For example, the one in this case is a generic 250W.
Yeah listen to this guy ! he advice me pretty well about getting PSU's.
If you really like the case you can just take out the psu and buy another cheap, but good quality PSU to replace it.

Even though I used to buy cases w/ PSU's 4 years ago just because I thought it was a money saver I don't recommend it. You never know if the PSU is going to handle whatever it advertises to handle and then it might be to the point to blow up your system.
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post #10 of 21
Volvo said it like it is. It's just another thing they can throw in to pull in buyers. Not worth the risk.
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