P180 and Seasonic 600W

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I'm thinking of changing my PSU to the Seasonic 600W for use in my P180 case with PSU on bottom. My current PSU is the Antec 550 and in an effort to get my system to post and run stable, I'm resorting to a swap to a better rated PSU. The main cable on the Antec 550 is a good fit with not too much slack, but some. The Seasonic looks to be about 5 inches shorter.



Has anyone got any experiecne with this case and a PSU with a 40cm main cable like the Seasonic?
 

RichPLS

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You can get extenders.

If that is an Antec TruePower 550, you must have one extensive overclocked PC for it not to boot a rig.
It should power just about any rig, incuding SLI
 

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Here's my stuff:
ASUS A8N SLI Premium / Qty 1 ASUS 7800GTX TOP / AMD x2 4800+ / Cucial Ballistic 2 gig kit / Antec Truepower 2 550W / Antec P180 case / Dual Samsung 940b 19" LCDs

The system will only post 1 of 3 times requiring multiple resets to finally get the one beep and boot. When it does boot in often freezes up at the windows log on, or after log on. When it does run it runs good until I try a game - then it freezes as soon as the 3D action starts and must be reset.

When the system is running temps never reach 40C and voltages are all withing range of norm. I've performed every conceivable combination of hardware trouble shooting including disconnecting all components one by one, removing and swapping single ram modules, RMA'd video card with new on, and RMA'd power supply with new one. The only thing that seemed to make a difference is the second PSU allowed 3dMark to run a while before it froze. So I'm just guessing that a different, slightly larger (more stable) supply might help. There's a few guys on the Asus forum that had similar posting problems and claim that a move from the Anten PSU to the Seasonic did the trick for them.

I'm out of ideas and my only remaining options are to upgrade the PSU, then RMA the mobo for same, then RMA mobo for different one (not sure which).

Any tips of suggestions on my next move would be appreciated.
Thank you,
Barb
 

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I had that problem a while back on my older althon xp system, what it ended up being is the soyo motherboard (sorry but i dont like them they suck they make shitty boards imho) But ya i replaced the mobo and all was dandy.
 

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If i were you id rma the board and see if it works out. btw pm me when you got the new one and if it worked im interested, that is if you do rma it.