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Old September 29, 2010, 09:27 AM
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Default Need suggestions on a Modular PSU for a WHS setup

Guys, I built a WHS in a Lian Li 354 mATX case (which is quite small). My existing PSU (Cosair TX750) is way too big for the small case. Looking to clean it up and have better air flow.

Looking for a good modular PSU. Here is what I have in the case:
6 HDD (will add 2 more later)
no ODD
future add on sata/raid card
4-5 fans
Mobo - supermicro server mobo with three nics
CPU - i3-530 (will upgrade to a X3440 later on)
4 GB ECC ram

Price for the PSU - dunno, was hoping for $80-100, but upto 125ish...give or take.

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Old September 29, 2010, 10:42 AM
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im thinking 400-500 range watt enermax. ive used a couple, very nice units, not too expensive either vs the competition.
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Old September 29, 2010, 10:55 AM
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These liberty only have 4 sata if my memory is good. I was using some of them as test PSU at job. Take a look at this one. Pretty good, have all you need on it.
NCIX.com - Buy Antec Truepower New 550W Modular Power Supply ATX12V V2.3 Active PFC 80 Plus 120MM PWM Fan - TP-550 In Canada.

Look at the 650 or 750 if you want more. Will be overkill for your setup power need but will fit for the long time use ;)
NCIX.com - Buy Antec Truepower New 750W Modular Power Supply ATX Active PFC 80 Plus SLI Ready Blue 120MM PWM Fan - TP-750 BLUE In Canada.
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Old September 29, 2010, 11:18 AM
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lets look at the physical dimensions.
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Old September 29, 2010, 11:20 AM
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Those Antecs are good prices, it looks like.

Here's another option:

Corsair Professional HX650W 650W ATX 12V 52A 24PIN ATX Modular Power Supply Active PFC 120MM Fan - DirectCanada

Edit: measurements are there so you could measure for your case.

Edit #2: Oops, sorry to edit again but this might help:

Lian-Li V354 - mATX Case - Overclockers UK Forums

Lian Li Launches Mini Q PC-V354 Chassis | techPowerUp

Just 'google' your mATX case and you'll get hits of reviews and discussion in forums.

It seems like some Corsair PSU get sold in B&S here from time to time.... not sure how often they're the modular variety, though. I'd only consider a modular psu myself. Especially if the case designers didn't have cabling as a #1 priority. :)

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Old September 29, 2010, 09:34 PM
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Definitely check this out:
NCIX.com - Buy Seasonic X-560 ATX 12V 24PIN 560W Active PFC 80PLUS Gold Modular Power Supply W Sanyo Denki Fan - X-560 Gold In Canada.
It'll fit into your price range when it goes on sale or something. And it's completely modular.

Personally, I'd go with this power supply:
NCIX.com - Buy Seasonic SS-400ET 400W EPS12V 20/24PIN ATX Power Supply Active PFC 80PLUS 6PIN PCI-E 120MM Fan OEM - SS-400ET In Canada.
And get a cable like this:
For only $2.79 each when QTY 50+ purchased - 24inch 4pin MOLEX Male to (4) 15pin SATA II Female Power Cable (Net Jacket) | Serial ATA / SATA Power Cables
And just tuck away whatever you can with zip ties.

I know for a fact you won't need much power at all.
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