It is currently Fri May 24, 2019 7:46 am

All times are UTC - 8 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 18 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: PSU Style Best Suited for P180
PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2005 10:07 am 
Offline

Joined: Thu Sep 01, 2005 10:03 am
Posts: 2
Is it plainly obvious that a "rear fan" style PSU is ideal for the Antec P180 case? Most of the new power supplies use the single 120mm fan but it seems like that would not be as efficient with the P180's lower chamber.

Any suggestions for the ideal quiet PSU for the P180?

Thanks!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2005 10:35 am 
Offline
SPCR Reviewer

Joined: Sun Sep 21, 2003 11:23 am
Posts: 1850
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Yes, it's plainly obvious.

For a straight through PSU recommendation, try the Antec SmartPower 2.0 (get the 500W version, lower capacity versions have really short cables). Fairly quiet at idle, and the PSU channel in the P180 should prevent it from ramping up unless you have an exceptionally powerful system.

By the way, Welcome to SPCR!!!!!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2005 11:19 am 
Offline

Joined: Thu Sep 01, 2005 10:03 am
Posts: 2
Thanks, Devonavar :D The site has been a huge help so far!

The SmartPower was actually at the top of my list for features but I was a little unsure of the "noise." I didn't see a review on the site...am I missing it? I would be curious to how it will compare to ones like the Zalman or Seasonic Super Silencer.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2005 11:33 am 
Offline
SPCR Reviewer

Joined: Sun Sep 21, 2003 11:23 am
Posts: 1850
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
There is a review of the 450W version on the site, but I haven't gotten around to looking at the 500W yet. In the P180, the noise level should be decent, probably on par with the Super Silencer. I didn't recommend the Super Silencer because it is no longer being made and it only complies to ATX12V 1.3. However, if you take a look at my review of the P180, you'll see that I was able to use a Super Silencer to excellent effect.

The Zalman is rarely recommended around here any more. It's too loud my modern standards.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2005 1:12 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Apr 29, 2005 4:32 pm
Posts: 55
Location: Sweden
I like the Tagan PSUs. The new 2force-series has 2x80mm straight through wich should be perfect for the P180. I have one in mine. I has long cables too and I can't hear it in my system but I have yet to silence my Leadtek 6800LE.

Why hasn't Tagan's PSUs been reviewed here?

_________________
Antec P280 | Corsair RM750x | ASUS ROG Strix X370-F Gaming | Ryzen 7 1800X | Thermalright Ultra-120 Extreme | G.Skill Trident Z RGB 3200MHz CL14 2x16GB | MSI GTX 1070 Gaming X | Samsung 850 Pro 1TB | Samsung 840 Pro 256GB | Sound Blaster Z | QNIX QX2710


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2005 1:22 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat May 24, 2003 6:25 pm
Posts: 176
If you don't need something with higher power, you could go with the Phantom PSU and a Nexus/Yate Loon to replace the Antec fan in the lower chamber.

This has worked great for me.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2005 1:25 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Jul 11, 2004 3:58 pm
Posts: 2057
Location: Toronto
I wish it was easier to find a traditional design PSU for use with a P180. Not because I think a straight blowing 80mm fan would be the best way to cool a PSU in a P180, but because I think it would be a good idea to remove the fan, and duct the fan in the middle of the lower chambre to the PSU, and connect it to the PSU's fan control.

Oh well, I can't really afford a P180 anyway.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2005 11:32 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Apr 28, 2004 11:13 pm
Posts: 14
Antec SmartPower II 500W has indeed modular cables but the 24 pin ATX and 4 pin +12V are fixed and are not very long at all. The best Antec PSU for P180 is the Truepower II. I have one in my 3700AMB and rarely ramps up, so I candi magine what it can do in a P180.

_________________
P4 [email protected], Zalman 7000CU, 1GB DDR400 Kingmax, ASUS P4P800-E Deluxe, ATI Radeon X800XL with Silencer 5 Rev.2, suspended WD JB 160GB, Antec SLK3700AMB with home made damping and cut grills, Antec TruePower II 480W, Liteon 8X DVD Writer, Creative SB Live Value, 19" Dell P990, Logitech MX500


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2005 9:18 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Sep 20, 2005 10:11 am
Posts: 6
Location: Plymouth, UK
Quote:
Antec SmartPower II 500W has indeed modular cables but the 24 pin ATX and 4 pin +12V are fixed and are not very long at all. The best Antec PSU for P180 is the Truepower II.

Is there anyone out there with a P180 and Smartpower 2.0 500w? I am definitely interested in this combination and about to buy - can anyone confirm that the cables are a bit short? Or is there anyone with the P180 & TP 2.0 that is very satisfied with noise levels/cooling and cable length?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2005 11:11 am 
Offline

Joined: Sat Nov 13, 2004 5:33 pm
Posts: 378
I have a P180 and a Smart Power II 500W and i can affirm that the cables are plenty long to reach where they need to go.

_________________
Image
Main Rig: X2-4200+ | XP-120 | A8N-SLI Premium | 2GB RAM | XFX 6600GT w/VF700 | 74GB Raptor & 320GB 3200JD | P180 | SmartPower II 500W | 2x Dell 1704FPV (Digital)
Media Center: Athlon XP-M 2500+ @ 2.2GHz | ALX800 w/92mm Panaflo | 1GB RAM | 40GB WD | SLK3000B | Modulated, Fan-Swapped 380S PSU


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2005 8:25 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat Mar 05, 2005 1:20 am
Posts: 265
Location: Melbourne, Australia
How would a Seasonic S12 500W or 600W PSU go with a P180?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2005 5:29 am 
Offline

Joined: Sun Aug 11, 2002 3:26 pm
Posts: 11
Depending on your motherboard, the cables might not be long enough. The S12 600 in my P180 can barely reach the 12v aux power connector at the top of my Asus A8N SLI premium.

But with a Silverstone cable extension, it works fairly well. Haven't done any formal listening tests yet though.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2005 6:10 am 
Offline

Joined: Thu Apr 22, 2004 2:07 pm
Posts: 42
Location: Baltimore, MD, USA
I don't know why no one asks about the mobo used in the P180 when they ask about cable length. Just about any mobo can be used if the power connector is on the mid-right edge of the board.

But if your connector is on the top-left then that is a whole other story. It's worth specifying in your question if you have a mobo picked out...

/I need to let the caffeine kick in...


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2005 8:47 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Sep 20, 2005 6:55 pm
Posts: 18
I plan to use a Asus A8N SLI premium in a P180, would the SmartPower 500W have long enough cables for this?

From reading the above posts im pretty sure it would, but I want to be totally sure before i commit myself.

thanks alot!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2005 8:51 am 
Offline

Joined: Sat Nov 13, 2004 5:33 pm
Posts: 378
i haven't gotten by a8n premium yet, but i did a mock layout with a board that has the same connector positioning and had no problem.

_________________
Image
Main Rig: X2-4200+ | XP-120 | A8N-SLI Premium | 2GB RAM | XFX 6600GT w/VF700 | 74GB Raptor & 320GB 3200JD | P180 | SmartPower II 500W | 2x Dell 1704FPV (Digital)
Media Center: Athlon XP-M 2500+ @ 2.2GHz | ALX800 w/92mm Panaflo | 1GB RAM | 40GB WD | SLK3000B | Modulated, Fan-Swapped 380S PSU


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2005 9:00 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Sep 20, 2005 6:55 pm
Posts: 18
Was it a tight fit at all? or was there room to neatly rout the cable?

Thanks for this valuable info!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2005 9:09 am 
Offline

Joined: Sat Nov 13, 2004 5:33 pm
Posts: 378
i was able to route the main ATX cable very neatly out the little hole and tuck it in next to the hard drive and optical cages. As far as the 12V connector goes, i cut it before beginning and made a custom lead so i could tuck it back and away, so i can't tell you about that. Worst case scenario though, you can get and extension.

_________________
Image
Main Rig: X2-4200+ | XP-120 | A8N-SLI Premium | 2GB RAM | XFX 6600GT w/VF700 | 74GB Raptor & 320GB 3200JD | P180 | SmartPower II 500W | 2x Dell 1704FPV (Digital)
Media Center: Athlon XP-M 2500+ @ 2.2GHz | ALX800 w/92mm Panaflo | 1GB RAM | 40GB WD | SLK3000B | Modulated, Fan-Swapped 380S PSU


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2005 12:19 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Sep 23, 2005 2:31 am
Posts: 2
I´m thinking of using the Hiper Type-R 580w with an Asus A8n Premium in a P180. Anyone have a clue whether that´s gonna work or not?


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 18 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 8 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group