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    Question TOPOWER TP-1687BS-400 (Case w/400 watt SFX Power Supply)

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    Looking to potentially do a budget/small form (desktop) Socket FM2 build that for now would have 8GB DDR3 1600 with the capability of later going to 32GB. I have seen this particular model case with 400 watt power supply at Newegg for $37.98 (including shipping costs):

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811237028

    The reviews there are not bad, especially for something this inexpensive as a 400-watt Power Supply with 20A on the +12V (according to the pics on Newegg). Has anyone here done such a build, and if so, are those PSUs (SFX) any good?

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    Welcome!

    On such an easy rig, even crappy PSU wouldn't burn immediately. But I still suggest getting away from those super-low-end no-PFC PSUs.

    It is worth paying a few dollars more for a CX430 at $20AR plus a decent $20-30 case.

    You may want to check this thread out.
    http://www.jonnyguru.com/forums/showthread.php?t=10762

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    Erm, it's SFX. The CX430 won't fit.
    No wonder it doesn't work! You installed the coils backwards

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    Well, a m-atx tower with PS2/ATX mounting could still be in small form. Not as slim as one with SFX though.

    BTW, I doubt the topower case is truly 0.8mm SECC.

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    I wouldn't trust that PSU a bit. If you want to use that case, then use a decent Seasonic or FSP Replacement PSU

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817151089
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817104131

    Otherwise, In Win BL series cases do come with halfway decent PSUs

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811108424
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811108106
    No wonder it doesn't work! You installed the coils backwards

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    That's what I was looking at (case itself is cheap and can get a replacement SFX power supply and keep the other as a backup). I wished they would realize that some people still like to have the old school desktops (that you can actually put a monitor on top of for space savings) and make a good 500-600 watt SFX Power Supply for that audience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wallyhorse View Post
    I wished they would realize that some people still like to have the old school desktops (that you can actually put a monitor on top of for space savings) and make a good 500-600 watt SFX Power Supply for that audience.
    With LCD monitors there is less need to "save space" that way. Also, if not building a gaming rig, no need for a big case.

    600W SFX? Really? I'm running a high end gaming rig (overclocked 3570k and GTX 670 with several drives) on 450W. What are you trying to do, run dual graphics in that slim case? Only reason 600W would be needed is if it were like the 400W that comes with the case you linked. Basically, if it can't really put out the labeled wattage under real conditions.
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    After much looking,
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817151063
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817256063
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817256084
    These are the most readily available SFX power supplies.
    From experience Sentey makes a sturdy case with a very poor power supply (out of ATX spec)
    HEC builds some sturdy cases by reputation.
    generally All In One and prebuilts dominate the small form factor desktop market.

    Looking at a 4 memory slot motherboard : Antec :
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129039

    Basic physics, cooling, noise, and the value of desk space, kinda works against horizontal cases outside of HTPC.

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