Antec Aria PSU SWAP!!??

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Antec Aria PSU SWAP!!??

Postposted on Wed May 04, 2005 4:46 pm

Okay, turns out theres not enough juice to use all my hardware since I plopped in a 6600GT which requires 350W while I'm running 300W PSU.


Soooo, I'm either planning to do a rear chop chop mod and leave the butt of the PSU hanging out or... ???


On a side note, getting electrocuted smarts. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postposted on Sat May 07, 2005 2:48 pm

Well, have you tried with with the 300watt psu? I have a 6800GT OC from BFG running in my Aria with a 36Gb Raptor and a 250Gb SATA drive with no power issues. PCI duties also include an Audigy2 card. I don't think it requires removing the PSU in favor of a 350watt ATX PSU.

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Postposted on Sat May 07, 2005 2:54 pm

agreed, I'd think it would work with a 300W...can't really hurt to try it
PS, the 6600gt doesn't really draw any more juice than the 9800 pro, so me thinks youre safe
/me goes off to look for numbers to back that up

EDIT: if you look at the TR review the 6600gt uses 25W less than a 9800xt, so it's probably comparable
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Postposted on Sat May 07, 2005 3:18 pm

you'll be fine with the 300 watt... no problem at all.

heat would be a problem sooner than power supply. I'm sure that power supply can power more than the case is able to cool.
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Postposted on Sat May 07, 2005 4:22 pm

You should definitily be fine youll probably have more than enough juice to push it[/b]
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Postposted on Wed May 11, 2005 10:15 am

How noisy is the Aria? I am not a big fan of its looks, but it is loud?
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Postposted on Wed May 11, 2005 6:09 pm

Something is probably sucking up more than it should.. im not to sure but ill look into it
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Postposted on Sat May 14, 2005 12:25 pm

Hmm, interesting...

Well lets see...

-eVGA 6600GT
-Zalman VF700 VGA cooler

-a64 3000+
-Zalman CNPS7700-Cu CPU cooler

-Maxtor DiamondMax 120 GB 16 MB

-Soundblaster Live! Value! <---Want to replace with Audigy

-ATI TV Tuner PCI

When I plug in the ATI TV Tuner, my video doesn't turn on when I press power... I heard all the fans moving, but the video card seems to not work. So it's either a power issue or it's non-compatible?
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Postposted on Tue Nov 01, 2005 1:57 pm

It's been more than 5 months... did you ever find what was wrong with your system? I'm looking into a small case for a possible PVR project, thus my interest.
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Postposted on Tue Nov 08, 2005 6:40 pm

I'm looking to ditch my SN45G for an Aria too (so I can get a normal mATX 6100/6150 board). Definitely want to know if that's enough.
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Postposted on Wed Jun 21, 2006 10:18 pm

If anyone's still interested...

I've built systems using both the Antec Aria and the Aspire X-QPack, and they both have pros and cons. The Antec is clearly a more robust case, but you only have one 5 1/4" external drive bay, as opposed to two on the Aspire. The Antec comes with an integral memory card reader, although there's a 3 1/2" external bay on the Aspire where you could install one for about $15, which is roughly the price difference between the two. The Aspire also has a 420watt supply, as opposed to the Antec's 300watt unit.
You also only have the exhaust fan from the power supply on the Aria, and while it's a 120mm unit, it's not as quiet as you'd expect it to be. Not that it's particularly loud, but it's not silent. The Aspire case, with a proper CPU HS/F combo, is nearly silent and has two exhausts - 1 120mm unit, and the 80 in the power supply.

Speaking of HS/F combos, in the Antec case the CPU ends up under the vertically mounted power supply. This seriously limits what kind of heatsink you can install in the Antec. You're going to be stuck with smaller HS/F combos, which are usually noisier than the bigger units. It also makes it an iffy case to put Intel CPUs in, since effective processor cooling is difficult to do and you have a somewhat lightweight power supply. You don't have either of those problems with the Aspire unit. The last Aspire case I used got an A8N-VM/CSM mobo with an Athlon 64 3700+ (San Diego) cooled by one of those new <a href="http://www.pro-clockers.com/article.php?id=155">Zalman CNPS8000</a> heatsink/fan combos. Pretty spiffy.
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