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Fortress FT02 PSU choice

Discussion in 'Case Central' started by hawker1986, 21 Feb 2010.

  1. hawker1986

    Wise Guy

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    Location: Leicester

    Hi guy,

    This is more of a PSU orientated question...but theres no PSU subforum.

    Anywho. Im looking for a 1kw modular PSU for my shiny new Fortress 02, my current PSUs cables are on the short side to get round it properly and I want to be able to get everything round the back of the board. Looking at this atm:

    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA-039-BQ&groupid=701&catid=123&subcat=1083

    Anyone used it, are the cables long and whats it like. Any other suggestions?

    Cheers

    Hawker
     
  2. Strawberry

    Hitman

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  3. stulid

    Capo Crimine

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    Be quiet get excellent reviews.

    For detailed descriptions of the cable lengths visit the manufacturer websites.
     
  4. Strawberry

    Hitman

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  5. hawker1986

    Wise Guy

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    Nah that cable is actually all right, its the SATA and molex that are causing the headache, the drives are a long way from the PSU.

    Much appreciated, hadnt thought to look there, those cables ought definately be long enough.

    Hawker
     
  6. Technics

    Gangster

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    I Have one of the original Dark power Pro's from back when OcUk use to stock them and it's worked perfect ever since. Given that you linked the new ones i can only assume they have got better!
     
  7. Drum2

    Gangster

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    The Corsair HX series are usually the power supplies recommended for the FT02 due to their flat cables, handy because it's quite tight behind the motherboard.
     
  8. rjk

    Caporegime

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    any of the corsair or bequiet will fit

    as will the coolermaster supplies
     
  9. Ace Modder

    Antec Rep

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    The Bequiet PSU is of top notch quality. By far one of the best PSU's for reliability and efficency.

    Here is a diagram of the cabling for the PSU you are looking at

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  10. khemist

    Soldato

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    I'm replacing my HX620 (reached fine) with the Dark Power Pro P8 900W in the FT02.
     
  11. hawker1986

    Wise Guy

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    Thanks very much guys, I think that when I make the upgrade ill go for the be quiet. Good looking unit too.

    Thanks again

    Hawker
     
  12. khemist

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    Got the P8 900W today. :)

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  13. hawker1986

    Wise Guy

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    Looking good Khemist, very nice indeed.

    Would be good if you could get some picks up of when you have it in :)

    Hawker
     
  14. garsands

    Wise Guy

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    I have the Corsair HX 1000w in my FT02 case
    The flat cables are a big help but what lets it down is the main power cable for the Motherboard is not flat same as the be quiet one I see above.

    Also the SATA cables maybe a bit short if you have a lot of drives the 1st plug is to short just reaches past the Motherboard tray so luckly it does not get in the way when putting the case side back on.

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    Last edited: 23 Feb 2010
  15. khemist

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    Here it is, the psu fan lines up perfect with the rear intake.

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  16. Lt Goody

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    Looking good khemist but can i ask how much that venomous x covers the ram slots and would corsair dominators fit ok?