ATX micro P/S recommendation

ir0b0t

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Hi. First post here. I recently bought an Enlight 7358 micro ATX case that came with a 200W power supply. The Asus mobo I installed has onboard video, audio, and LAN. There is one 40 GB drive and one cd r-w. 512mb ram. After a few freeze ups I swapped in a 350W supply and no more freeze ups. The problem is the supply is physically too large, I can barely squeeze the cd drive in without mashing cables. Can someone recommend a 350-400W supply that is about the same dimensions as the 200W I pulled out? TIA..
 
You may check out this power supply:

<A HREF="http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=17-103-448&depa=0" target="_new">http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=17-103-448&depa=0</A>

Can't recommend it first hand, but it seems to have decent power ratings. It is claiming 16a on the 12v line. My 480 watt generic powersupply is only rated 17a on the 12v line, and it powers my whole system fine (setup is in my signature).

That is the only one I have seen, might wait and see if anyone else has actually used this one or not, or can recommend another.

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ir0b0t

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Thanks Mr5oh, the dimensions of the Enermax seem awful small, I wonder if it will fit. When I get back home I'll measure the p/s mounting area in the Enlight case to see if this will work.
 

etp777

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You're looking for a PS3 form factor power supply, not micro-atx. Biggest so far on quick search I've seen was a 240w, though that was bundled with a case.

<A HREF="http://www.mwave.com/mwave/viewspec.hmx?scriteria=BA19797" target="_new">http://www.mwave.com/mwave/viewspec.hmx?scriteria=BA19797</A>

There's a 250
 

Crashman

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There is no Micro ATX supply, the big short one is PS3 (like you pointed out) and the smaller one is SFX.

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ir0b0t

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Thanks all but confusion setting in here on my end. To fit this case would I need a PS3 or a SFX?

On the other hand, I didn't feel comfortable with that larger supply I installed (very tight against the back of the cd drive). I re installed the original 200W supply and so far so good. I had the system unit on a shelf with the door closed, perhaps it was really a heat issue, not a p/s issue. Now, with the door left open it hasn't frozen up so far.

General question - with my setup Asus mobo with onboard video, audio, and LAN, AMD XP 2000+ cpu, 512mb Crucial ram, 40 GB drive, cd r/w no overclocking, no gaming --- Should I be looking for more than 200W supply or should that be sufficient? Maybe I'm barking up the wrong tree...
 

Crashman

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If it looks from the back like a standard larger part, but on the inside it's shorter, it's PS/3 (PS-III, however you write it). If it's much smaller in every directly, it's probably SFX.

200W is generally sufficient for such systems.

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