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Case Question

Postposted on Tue Apr 26, 2011 1:26 pm

Thank You to All for any help. I have a Antec SX 1040 B II case NIB. Will this work building a SB 2500k with ASUS 6950 2gb GPU., and related power supply Thank You Pocketpete
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Re: Case Question

Postposted on Tue Apr 26, 2011 7:59 pm

The old Antec Performance SX / Chenming Dragon series of cases are solid, but their reliance on 80mm cooling fans makes them noisier than newer designs using 120mm fans.

Unfortunately, the old 400-watt Antec PSU (e.g.: PP-403X) cannot provide enough current on the +12V line to power modern systems. Much of its total capacity is on the little-used +3.3V and +5.0V rails. A measly 12A of +12V is only 144 watts on the rail from which modern PCs draw most of their power.

You could re-use the case, but the PSU will have to go.


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Re: Case Question

Postposted on Tue Apr 26, 2011 8:28 pm

pocketpete wrote:Thank You to All for any help. I have a Antec SX 1040 B II case NIB. Will this work building a SB 2500k with ASUS 6950 2gb GPU., and related power supply Thank You Pocketpete


Get this PSU.
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Re: Case Question

Postposted on Tue Apr 26, 2011 11:42 pm

pocketpete wrote:Thank You to All for any help. I have a Antec SX 1040 B II case NIB. Will this work building a SB 2500k with ASUS 6950 2gb GPU., and related power supply Thank You Pocketpete


I have a question: Will you be wanting to add a second card for Crossfire? If not, then you can get an inexpensive 400w unit like this quality Silverstone for $55 shipped. If you do want to add a second card, this 600w Silverstone for $79 shipped will fit the bill nicely. The two metrics that I am looking for here are the number of 6-pin or 6+2-pin PCIe connectors- you need two for one card, and four for two cards, along with silent and stable operation.

riviera74 wrote:Get this PSU.


No. Read the feedback where every other review seems to complain about the fan, and then read the comments about the fans on the Silverstone PSUs I linked above. I'm not trying to dig on you or on XFX, I particularly like XFX, but I'm also very particular about PSUs- particular that they do their job with silence and stability, with my rock solid and still unbelievably quiet four year old Corsair 620HX as my benchmark. Note that it was OEMd from Silverstone :). Seasonic (as noted below).
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Re: Case Question

Postposted on Wed Apr 27, 2011 1:43 am

620HX and 520HX are Seasonic OEM designs, are they not?
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Re: Case Question

Postposted on Wed Apr 27, 2011 1:45 am

Airmantharp wrote: with my rock solid and still unbelievably quiet four year old Corsair 620HX as my benchmark. Note that it was OEMd from Silverstone :).


620HX was Seasonic, actually.
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Re: Case Question

Postposted on Wed Apr 27, 2011 2:17 am

MrJP wrote:620HX and 520HX are Seasonic OEM designs, are they not?

insulin_junkie72 wrote:620HX was Seasonic, actually.


Yes and yes- and sorry! Apparently those two names are easy for me to mix up...

Silverstone is also known for making (or sourcing) high-quality, efficient, and quiet power supplies, particularly as they've spent a long time developing smaller cases with higher wattage units. Their Sugo SG-07 is a prime example.
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