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August 6, 2006 11:12:48 PM

Hi this is my first post and I would like some suggestions on a power supply to get for my p180 antec case > I was thinking of getting this power supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...
I know I would need to get some extensions for the the p4 cable. What do you guys think? What else would be a good power supply for this case? Thanks for any help.
August 7, 2006 2:50:13 AM

Nope. Someone tried that. the PSU gets too long.
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August 7, 2006 10:25:27 AM

Thanks forthe answers and what do you men by the power supply is too long? I wasnt able to pull up that image.
August 7, 2006 11:06:08 AM

I've sold two Antec P180 cases, and both had a Seasonic S12 600W, like here:
http://pccasegear.com.au/prod2838.htm
Don't ask me if they're good value or anything, i've never used one, in both cases, the customers asked for them (one of them included 2*74gb and 2*150gb raptors, an a8n32slidxe, and x2 4800+, so i'll assume he knows what else is good)
August 7, 2006 11:44:40 AM

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Hi this is my first post and I would like some suggestions on a power supply to get for my p180 antec case > I was thinking of getting this power supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...
I know I would need to get some extensions for the the p4 cable. What do you guys think? What else would be a good power supply for this case? Thanks for any help.


I personally have a hiper in my P180. I can attest that it is physically possible to get a 580 into the case and have the computer eventually working, but it is damn hard. If you really want to do it, I'll give you some tips though.

1) Attach all of your modular cables before putting the psu into the case.

2) You WILL need an extension for the 12 V motherboard cable.

3) Put your hard drives into the lower chamber and you'll be able to snake a molex cable through the bottom corner of the fan thing. That helps a lot as you won't have to put the molex up through the hole and then back down through the other hole.

I hope this helps.
August 7, 2006 12:52:59 PM

I have Asus trupower II 550.
It has barely long enough caples. If you take this, chose the one with 2 fans because of the odd plase for power suply.

The Seasonic is allso good choice. I have seen P180 with it and it was allso in my list of candidates.
August 7, 2006 1:39:24 PM

What about the NeoHe 550 at around $100. Seems like they come built for the P180 (according to Asus). Has anyone built one with a NeoHe 550 in the P180?
August 7, 2006 2:12:13 PM

The Forton (FSP) FX-600 and FX-700 have been listed as compatible power supplies for the P180.

I just ordered the P180B with an FX-600. The cables are long enough, and the PSU is top notch. A bit spendy - but technically sound.

Cheers.
August 7, 2006 2:53:45 PM

I have just built my conroe system into a p180 and used the seasonic s12 600w. Is an excellent psu and does fit in the case but am going to get an extension for the 4pin 12v mobo lead to make routing the cables a bit easier.

The build isn;t as bad a ppl make out and the case is very good. My e6600 is 35 degrees C and mobo 45 ish when loaded with standard case fans and an arctic freezer 7.
August 7, 2006 4:19:02 PM

As long as the cables are long enough almost anything can work. . . if you're willing to do a little modding in some cases.

I bought a 650 watt mushkin that is about two inches longer than "standard" which meant the lower chamber fan impeded its placement, so I removed the fan, put two wire grills on either side of it and switched it to the other side of the fan mount - it makes the hard-drives a tight fit, but it works and I still get airflow going through there (this won't work with a thick tri-cool fan, only a standard).

I also had to find an extension for my 8 pin eps 12v, connector so it could reach the upper left hand corner of my motherboard (performance-pcs.com has them here)

The Antec p180 is a great case, but it can take some "chin rubbing" and staring to make everything work.
August 7, 2006 5:17:41 PM

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The Antec p180 is a great case, but it can take some "chin rubbing" and staring to make everything work.


Thats all part of the fun... Gotta admit though its worth it, good to look at and intelligent design.
August 7, 2006 5:26:25 PM

Hey Gry,
Like Dr C said,
I ALSO have the SeaSonic S12 600 Watt PSU and it runs ALLL my stuff rather well I might add... :D 
LIke the other guys said though, you will have to mod the wiring in order keep the case clean and promote free air flow as well.

here is what this PSU runs ...

RIG specs
Antec P180 PerformanceSeries Mid-Tower Case
SeaSonic S12 600 watt power supply
Asus A8N32 SLI mobo AMD N-Force 4 SLIX16 (bios 1103 V02.58)
RealTek 97 onboard digital 5.1 Surround
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+ Toledo Core, 2 X 1mb L2 cache (AMD driver 1.3.1.0 w/MS hotfix & AMD Dual Core Optimizer)
2 gigs of Corsair TwinX3500LL Pro @ 437Mhz 2-3-2-6-1T
2- BFG Tech 7900 GT OC 256mb in SLI (nvidia driver 91.31)
Western Digital RAPTOR 74.3 gig 10-K rpm HDD for XP & Apps
Maxtor SATA II 250 G HDD for gaming, movies, MP3's
Maxtor SATA II 250 G HDD for document backup (unplugged)
Sony CDrom 52X
Plextor 708-A DVD/CD rom
Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 THX 500watts
August 7, 2006 5:46:05 PM

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Thanks forthe answers and what do you men by the power supply is too long? I wasnt able to pull up that image.


umm, the modular cables make the PSU longer.. here as garnin said. its a pain in the neck to get it in.
August 7, 2006 11:05:25 PM

:)  I know the modular PS are a bit longer but I wanted a modular because then I could run only the cables I want. I will look into that seasonic or maybe the antec 550 true power 2.
August 8, 2006 12:11:11 AM

Hey Gry,
Take a look at the Enermax line of PSU's. I have never heard any BAD things about them and one nice selling point is that they already have a long wire harness. Check out their site and look at what they have to offer......just a thought.

RIG specs
Antec P180 PerformanceSeries Mid-Tower Case
SeaSonic S12 600 watt power supply
Asus A8N32 SLI mobo AMD N-Force 4 SLIX16 (bios 1103 V02.58)
RealTek 97 onboard digital 5.1 Surround
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+ Toledo Core, 2 X 1mb L2 cache (AMD driver 1.3.1.0 w/MS hotfix & AMD Dual Core Optimizer)
2 gigs of Corsair TwinX3500LL Pro @ 437Mhz 2-3-2-6-1T
2- BFG Tech 7900 GT OC 256mb in SLI (nvidia driver 91.31)
Western Digital RAPTOR 74.3 gig 10-K rpm HDD for XP & Apps
Maxtor SATA II 250 G HDD for gaming, movies, MP3's
Maxtor SATA II 250 G HDD for document backup (unplugged)
Sony CDrom 52X
Plextor 708-A DVD/CD rom
Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 THX 500watts
August 9, 2006 3:49:31 AM

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Also, write to Antec and suggest that
they build the P180 an inch or two longer.


Hell. They don't even need to do that. There is a "shroud" between the lower HD cage and the front of the case that does absolutely nothing (doesn't house a fan mount, doesn't increase air flow over the HD's) and is about 1" to 1 1/2" deep. They could remove this section and take the lower chamber fan and just tranfer it over to the HD side of the lower chamber and net themselves 3"-4" inches of extra space, making longer PSU's/modular PSU's no sweat.
August 9, 2006 5:18:51 AM

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:)  I know the modular PS are a bit longer but I wanted a modular because then I could run only the cables I want. I will look into that seasonic or maybe the antec 550 true power 2.


Get a NeoHE. Sweet PSU's.
August 11, 2006 11:00:23 AM

Thanks for all the suggestions, I think i will go either with that hipper and remove the bottom fan or go with a Antec truepower 2 500w powersupply.
August 11, 2006 3:53:20 PM

Truepower 2 550w. will rape the Hiper PSU up the Arse
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