looking to build my next PC around the Temjin TJ-08
microATX case and the Asus P5E-VM HDMI motherboard.
The dilemna I'm facing is that many modern PSUs exceed the ATX spec in depth (140mm).
The Corsair 520HX, which is highly regarded, is 150mm deep.
The Seasonic M12 500 is 160mm.
Are there any TJ08 users out there who can comment on clearance to the optical drive? I'm planning to use a 170mm long dvd writer.
The two shortlisted PSUs I have come across that fit within 140mm are the Enermax Liberty 500W and the Silverstone ST50EF-Plus-SC. The Liberty has the advantage of being modular, but is not the quietest PSU around (120mm fan spins at 1000 rpm at idle). I'm not sure of the acoustics of the Silverstone, but it is not modular, so I'll have to deal with cable mess in a small case.
Is space that much of a problem in the TJ08? Can I get away with using the Corsair 520HX?