New passive/active Nexus psu

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New passive/active Nexus psu

Post by Erssa » Tue Oct 25, 2005 1:44 am

Nexus has released a new psu. The psu fan starts to spin when the psu reaches 44 celsius. Looks like the old psu with a new fan controller, but I'd like to see how this works in a case like P180. Pricing should be decent, 69.90e here in Finland.

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Post by davidstone28 » Tue Oct 25, 2005 2:05 am

Looks very interesting. Would like to see a bit more power though.

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Post by Tibors » Tue Oct 25, 2005 2:22 am

For what would you need more power?

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Post by wundi » Tue Oct 25, 2005 3:30 am

This one might prove to be noisy in a high-power system with less-than-excellent airflow, since 44 Celsius really isn't that much and putting a lot of stress on a 350W unit isn't very hard. However, it's one of the cheapest PSUs (70€ in Finland) that can operate passively without any modifications. In a P180 it might work very well. Personally though I've had enough of Nexus PSUs in the past.

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Post by NeilBlanchard » Tue Oct 25, 2005 4:49 am


This is a great idea -- the older Antec's had something similar, but this looks more sophisticated. It looks like their speed curves are a little too agressive, though. Now, if SeaSonic would do this, and use their excellent fan controller... :twisted:
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Post by Techno Pride » Tue Oct 25, 2005 6:44 am

that looks like an FSP Bluestorm 350 :?
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Post by Bruce Ballslap » Wed Oct 26, 2005 8:32 am

Any word on efficiency?

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Post by Reachable » Wed Oct 26, 2005 9:09 am

The Nexus PSUs are quiet even at full fan speed. Why should this one be any different? This design rewards you further for having low heat/good heat management independent of fans.

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Post by Evil Gnomes » Tue Nov 01, 2005 12:56 am

Look at this:

Nexus 350w


The 12v configuration looked very similiar to my antec 350 sp-II, so I took a hike to the antec website, and look what i found:


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