[SOLVED] Good quality PSUs with grey front?

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Hi,

I am planning a sleeper build and am looking for a +600W ATX PSU with decent quality, but I dont want it to be black. It does not need to be modular, but of cause that would be nice.

I find plenty of black PSUs with good reviews that seems good, but grey PSUs are typically budget and poor quality.

Is there some brand that makes good grey PSUs or am I better off buying a good black PSU and then try to put it in a salvaged gray PSU casing?
 
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also what about the other one ?
Seasonic SS-500ET-T3 its quite decent 500w bronze rated and its bare metal isnt that enough for you ?
if you can get away with this then dont bother painting and swapping internals
 
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If you are talking about bare metal then yes usually almost always they are trash PSU's meant for office type PCs not gaming and high draw ones. You can always just buy some grey spray paint, tape off the vents, power ports/wires and paint it.
 
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Yea, with grey I mean bare metal...

Yea, I suppose painting is also an option... or maybe even putting on some paint removal stuff?
 
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Hi,

I am planning a sleeper build and am looking for a +600W ATX PSU with decent quality, but I dont want it to be black. It does not need to be modular, but of cause that would be nice.

I find plenty of black PSUs with good reviews that seems good, but grey PSUs are typically budget and poor quality.

Is there some brand that makes good grey PSUs or am I better off buying a good black PSU and then try to put it in a salvaged gray PSU casing?
How 'bout this?
Seasonic Focus GX-650

 
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SilverStone Nightjar Fanless Titanum NJ600 600W
its bare metal but its fanless
80 PLUS Titanium
or choice number 2
Seasonic SS-500ET-T3
its 500w 80 Plus Bronze, bare metal
others are either cheap housefire or unknown dodgy brands.
choice number 3
get silver plastidip paint the psu dont like how it turned out ? just peel it down from it
 
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Yea, since this is an old retro case with air-flow already limited, not taking the opportunity to blow heat out from the PSU might be a bad idea. But it looks nice otherwise.

Maybe my best bet is to buy a decent consumer PSU and then getting a used cheap industrial PSU off ebay and swap the content.
 
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thats quite a bit difficult i never done that swapping psu insides can be both dangerous and confusing the worst thing is in might not even fit. imo
 
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also what about the other one ?
Seasonic SS-500ET-T3 its quite decent 500w bronze rated and its bare metal isnt that enough for you ?
if you can get away with this then dont bother painting and swapping internals
 
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