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I'm building an HTPC in a slim case and looking for a +350w PSU to fit it. The case size is non-negotiable (has to fit in a tiny little shelf below my TV).

The case comes with a 270W PSU. I'd like to throw in a decent low-profile gfx card, but most of them need more oomph from the power supply, so I'm prolly gonna upgrade it.

The included PSU appears to be TFX form factor -- in fact I believe this is the exact one. Measurements are roughly: 6.7" long x 3.3" high x 2.5" wide. There's room in the case to get about an inch wider and several inches longer.

So I guess my question is... does a PSU exist that'll fit this space? I've found several 300w PSUs and will go with one of those if I can't find anything better.

Also, I'm willing to drill and cut to get a fit for something that isn't exactly the right size. However, I can't really compromise on height... this baby needs to fit on a tiny shelf in my entertainment center.

Finally, if I can't find a better PSU -- any recommendations on a gfx card that'll work well on 300w-ish?
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  1. this is the best tfx psu on the market

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151090

    enough power for

    gf 210
    4550
    5570
    gt 220
    4670
    5670

    the others will require a molex to 6 pin pci adapter

    9600 gt
    4770
    gt240
    5750

    and some ones inbetween
  2. Thanks for the recommendation - I've seen that PSU, and it's currently my top pick. However... are there any that do more than 300w, or is that the upper limit for this form factor?
  3. there i sfx which has higher wattage models but i believe 300-350 is the top line on tfx
  4. obsidian86 said:
    there i sfx which has higher wattage models but i believe 300-350 is the top line on tfx


    350 would actually be fine - but I can't even find that. However, that list of gfx cards will come in handy when I finally give up on this!
  5. Best answer
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371037&cm_re=Antec_-_Minuet_350-_-17-371-037-_-Product

    i believe this is the 350 watt highest end tfx psu

    but the seasonic is still a lil bit better in terms of ripple and regulation but the difference is so minimal i dont think it matters for your application
  6. Best answer selected by kitchen666.
  7. obsidian86 said:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371037&cm_re=Antec_-_Minuet_350-_-17-371-037-_-Product

    i believe this is the 350 watt highest end tfx psu

    but the seasonic is still a lil bit better in terms of ripple and regulation but the difference is so minimal i dont think it matters for your application


    Thanks for this, and for the advice. I'll be getting one of these two PSUs for sure, when I place my gfx card order!
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