micro/flex ATX Cases & PS's - Is there a way of shoehorning a 300watt PS inside?

rockhard

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Im just in the process of putting a small server PC together using a T-Bird 750 and a MSI 6340 mobo (micro ATX).

It needs to be really small and inconspicuous so fancy popping in a small Inwin flex/micro ATX tower case - "Click here for piccy"
Trouble is they show in the specs that they come with a special sized 145watt PS :(
Heh, goin to need twice that for a T-Bird but how the hell would you do this with a flex/micro ATX case.

Some help/ideas sure would be appreciated,

rockhard =)
 

rockhard

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Heh, had a look on AMD's webby and theyve got 150watt SFX AMD approved PS's listed that'll run 1200 T-Birds! :)

U learn something every day ;)

rockhard =)
 

Subversal

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Is that PS only running the Tbird :) I had (3rd system, was my primary for A LONG TIME) a 100W PS running a Celly 366@550, V3 3000, SB 1024, ISA NIC, CDROM, CDR, and a 5400 HDD. I never had any problems.
 

rockhard

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Im hoping to run the T-Bird with a couple of HD's, no floppy, and a CD Burner, VGA, NIC only.

I havent worked out the current draw this is all going to put on the PSU yet. You reckon i be ok?

Beginning to wonder why a lot of people say that u need a 300 watt PSU for a T-Bird? Surely if you dont have 4x HD's etc then there is no point yeah?
 

kramer

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InWin has an ATX case that easily takes a 300 watt PS, just remove 4 screws, slide out the 145, slide in the 300 watt Sparkle (or whatever) and replace the 4 screws. I can't remember the part number, but it's the one with two external 5 inch bays.