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What size of PSU actually fits into an Antec P182 case?

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April 23, 2007 10:56:31 AM

For example, will a Silverstone OP850 fit? How about an 850W Enermax Galaxy?

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April 23, 2007 11:15:49 AM

I have put a Silverstone Strider 850w in the p180b, however the middle fan at the bottom had to be removed.
April 23, 2007 11:37:32 AM

I have a p180 and im pretty sure there almost the same construction

Without any modification you can fit one thats 8.5 inches

If you take out the fan and the bracket you can extend that to 10 inches.

If you take out the lower hard drive bay and bracket you can get 17 inches.
Although I wouldn't try that


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April 23, 2007 11:50:05 AM

As long as it follows standard ATX psu specs,you should have no worries.And even some of the longer 1000watt+ psu will usually fit into a mid tower case.Just might be a little cramped for space up top is all.Go ahead and toss one in and see how things go for you.I have a THERMALTAKE 850WATT PSU,and it fit just nicely into my case.Goodluck.

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April 23, 2007 10:45:45 PM

How do PSU's with a single 120mm fan on the bottom side handle the inverted system? Because they're basically just blowing all the hot air directly into the metal and plastic seperator above the PSU and I wouldn't think that would be the best ventilation, or does the 120mm fan on the bottom do a good job of blowing it all out the bottom?

Or would you recommend getting a PSU with the fans located along the front and back sides (near the switch and plug, and the opposite side)?
April 23, 2007 11:24:53 PM

I think almost any PSU will fit, the problem would be for the cables to reach your MOBO and stuff.

For example, I have a Gigabyte S3 Mobo and a thermaltake PSU, and since the PSU goes way down and the 4 pin connector (I think its power for the CPU) is located way up, the cable barely made it. I mean BARELY. In fact, I had to force it a little bit.

By the way, I got a PSU with fans in front and back 'cause I think i would work better in P180.

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For example, will a Silverstone OP850 fit? How about an 850W Enermax Galaxy?
April 24, 2007 8:36:02 AM

The PSU in the bottom of a P180B can be mounted either way up as I tested this theory with the 850w Strider and it worked fin either way. There is about 1.5" of clearence below the PSU and 1" above so the fan works fine and is quiet both ways.
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