Thanks, but I live in Germany and WiFi version of the Phoenix doesn't seem to be available here.
Originally Posted by ccRicers
Would it be possible to put the stripped PSU in the bottom center with one 80mm fan in the rear for exhaust and one in the front for intake? The PSU would be sandwiched between the two fans in a sort of push-pull kind of cooling.
By rear and front, do you mean the front panel where the USB3.0 and power button are and the back where the I/O panel is located? Or do you mean the right and left side panel?
If it is the latter, no. Because the PSU has a footprint of 100*125mm, it will overlap with the GPU a bit (case is 365mm high, minus 10 for walls and clearance. Motherboard takes 170mm, GPU 111mm or a bit less), so it has to stay as close to the right side panel as possible. It will be tight even then, 47mm of the PSU + 38mm of the GPU is 85mm already, so if I assume a wall thickness of 1mm, I have practically no clearance. I hope the GPU isn't that thick or I can scrape of a few more millimetres of the PSU or even get a FlexATX one.
Even then, I don't want any exhausts at the bottom, or any fans in the right side panel so to speak. I want to be able to use the case both standing up and lying down, so it can fit nicely under my TV for entertainment purposes. And if I stand it upright, air should be intaken (is that a word?) at the bottom and rise to the top itself. Because the PSU is located at the bottom, it will heat the air up and make it rise naturally, without the need for an exhaust fan. Exhaust will then be at the top, of course.
If it is the former, I don't want to put any fans in the front, I like the clean look of the PC-Q12 and will try to keep it that way
The only things I'll be changing is the back panel (obviously
), and the left side panel which will gain a few intakes. I hope I'll find a way to make them look like the ones already there, like this:
Not quite sure how I'm going to do that. My Uni has CNC mills, so that would be an option, I guess. I don't think dremeling would look good.
In the ideal case, I would get a replacement for the right side panel with no intakes and mod in only those that I really need.
Originally Posted by ilovelampshade
You can get a FSP400-70LQ equivalent through Sparkle Power Inc for 110 USD + freight.
It's 80 plus gold, has 18A on each of the 12V rails and should be easily moddable if you want to trim cable space. I am in the process of ordering one now. On a side note they have a new version of this coming out in the not too distant future that is 150mm long and pushes 400W (rather than 190mm like this one). If you're interested PM me and I will hook you up with my contact at Sparkle.
Also as a side note, I have had a 4670K and a 760 on a 300W FSP supply (80 plus bronze) and it's never been an issue. I've run Furmark + Prime 95 and it never hit 300W from the wall on my Kill-A-Watt. The 350 would likely run this system perfectly well and furthermore I don't think you need to go with the T Class chip. If you want to keep the CPU wattage down, I also think you might do better with an i3 4360 than an i7 4770T no? Most games don't make use of all four cores if I'm not mistaken?
Does it have enough lanes for 2 6pin PCIe connectors? Sorry for the question, but I can't extract info like that from the sheet you linked, I don't know that much about electronics, and the guy from FSP didn't send me the exact specs either
But at least that would be about the same money for a slimmer PSU, the 190mm version would be to long, though. It would either block the front USB or, if I moved it up more, the GPU intakes, both of which I want to avoid.
I also received a mail by Athenapower about this little guy
, who is only 150mm long. They told me that they also have it with 80+ bronze and a version with 80+ gold is currently in testing for efficiency. I believe it was @WiSK
who told me that Athena does not have good quality, though.
It's good to know that 300W would suffice.
Yes I thought about using i3s, too. I just saw that the Pentium processors have some higher clocked models too, but they probably have less extensions or cache. Something I know for sure is that they've got even worse integrated graphics, but I don't care too much about that