I currently have a nice rig setup for my HTPC that I like. However, the only part that I'm not happy with is my case. I originally purchased this case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
As far as the look and airflow it's awesome! However, I also use my HTPC for gaming and cannot get a PSU over 300w in it. If anyone knows of a PSU that will fit in the setup for at least 400-500w (modular or not) then my problem would be solved!
No, that is NOT a full ATX PSU; that fan is only 80mm.
jtt283, the dimensions for your suggested psu are 4.92" x 2.5" x 3.94"
and the dimensions for the flex psu are : 5.91 x 3.21 x 1.59
If you know of a way to make it work then you're my savior! lol, not being sarcastic either. However, you have also sparked a feeling of hope for the In-Win BK644 case now!
geofelt, I do want to keep my optical drive. I already have an external DVDRW drive. Originally I chose the Silverstone case I chose for the power support and the second 5.25" drive. I settled for the Apex's single 5.25" slot because I liked the style of the case. I've thought of that before though and it's a great suggestion. I like how you think outside of the box
Timop, I was more meaning that I just don't like the drives to show their stock buttons and logos. I want the covers of my cases to be flush or covered with a panel completely. It doesn't mean I want it to be slot loading. My GPU will end up getting upgraded to a minimum of 5570's. When I get back into major PC gaming I will end up adding dual 5870's. My mobo is setup for heavy future upgrading.
The Silverstone SUGO SG-05 comes with an 80+ 300W PSU that has been well-reviewed at HardwareSecrets. The only thing not to like about that case is the Optical drive has to be a slim one.
This past summer, I build a mini-ITX in a Lian Li PC-Q08R. That case takes a full sized ATX PSU; I used a 550W Antec Truepower New. That machine has an i5/650 and I just upgraded the GPU from a HD4850 to a GTX460. It's a great little gamer.
Here's a slideshow of it: http://www.youtube.com/user/jtt283?feature=mhsn#p/a/u/0...