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Antec 900 System

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December 7, 2009 3:53:40 PM

Hi I am trying to make my new computer using the Antec 900 case but I've been having some problems. As some of you know, the power supply for this case is located at the bottom of the case. Well thats fine and all but my power supply has not been able to fit correctly inside it.

I use Aspire 500W Power Supply (http://techreviewer.com/viewpage.cfm/ui/040608194317) and I am re-using it from my old computer because I want to save money. The problem is, it just doesn't seem to fit, not to mention that there is nothing on sides of the power supply where it lets me connect a screw to my case

This is my 1st time building my own PC so any useful links and tips will be appeciated

Here are the specs to my budget PC

AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE 3.4 Ghz Quad-Core CPU
Geforce 250 GTS 1 GB
Gigabyte MA785GMT-UD2H
Windows 7
Aspire 500W Power Supply
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5"
OCZ PC3-10666 Platinum RAM - 4GB, 2x2GB, 1333MHz

Should I just buy a new power supply? If so, which ones have been known to be compatible with Antec 900?

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December 7, 2009 3:58:28 PM

Well I would guess you put the power supply in upsidedown. Well right side up but the power supply goes in upsidedown then the screws that held it in your other case can be used on the back like it was in the old case.

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December 7, 2009 4:10:46 PM

I tried putting the power supply upside down or whatnot

Let me try to illustrate the problem

Side view of the case:

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X is the Power supply. There is a little line thing right above the X where it doesn't let the power supply go over it. And I can't seem to push X all the way on the very bottom because there is a little screw (that is essential to the case) on the very floor. Not to mention that there is nothing on the power supply that lets it become screwed together with the side of the case. Does that mean I just leave the power supply unscrewed?
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December 7, 2009 5:33:16 PM

That is both a non-standard power supply and not a very good power supply.

The power switches/plug/fan should stick out the back. There are holes where screws should screw through the back grille into the power supply to hold it on place.

Here is a picture of a PSU mounted in an antec 900.
http://www.bjorn3d.com/Material/revimages/case/antec_90...
If your PSU wont fit in there like that and have 4 screws through the back grille it wont fit in any standard computer case.
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December 7, 2009 5:41:29 PM

dndhatcher said:
That is both a non-standard power supply and not a very good power supply.

The power switches/plug/fan should stick out the back. There are holes where screws should screw through the back grille into the power supply to hold it on place.

Here is a picture of a PSU mounted in an antec 900.
http://www.bjorn3d.com/Material/revimages/case/antec_90...
If your PSU wont fit in there like that and have 4 screws through the back grille it wont fit in any standard computer case.


I can't seem to see the picture because the sites says "no direct link allowed"
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December 7, 2009 6:10:55 PM

You've convinced me that the problem is with my PSU

Do you know any decent PSU that are under $50 around 500W that is compatible with antec 900?
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December 7, 2009 6:32:38 PM

But...but..but its red =/

and my entire case is blue

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December 7, 2009 6:50:07 PM

I know, but its the only good sub-$50 PSU I know of.

Purple is a nice color... :ange: 


Look for Antec Earthwatts, Corsair or new OCZ power supplies.
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December 9, 2009 3:54:16 PM

Of the PSUs you listed, get the Antec EA500. This power supply has a good reputation for being reliable, and Antec is a great company.
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December 9, 2009 4:38:47 PM

Rosewill has an earned bad reputation with PSUs. I wouldnt touch it. The Coolermaster I would only get if you find good professional reviews. I know the Antec Earthwatts series is a good PSU.
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