Should i get p180 for this setup

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isme^
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Should i get p180 for this setup

Post by isme^ » Sun Jan 09, 2011 8:02 am

Hey all,

i have a chance of getting a cheap p180

should i get it for my setup/will my stuff fit ?

im also planning on getting a scythe mugen 2 , the high pitch whine of the stock amd cooler is getting annoying.
if you can recommend a more fitting unit for my setup go right ahead

everything else is stock, including the case :P

GIGABYTE GA-MA770T-UD3
AMD PHENOM II X4 955 BLACK EDITION
MEMORY DIMM 4GB PC10600 DDR3/KIT2 AX3U1333GB2G8-2G A-DATA
GIGABYTE Radeon HD5850
Silver Power Blue Lightning SP 600 A2C 600W
SAMSUNG HD080HJ
WD3200AAKS
Creative SB X-Fi XtremeMusic


i know its not the most impressive setup but can you help

Worker control
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Re: Should i get p180 for this setup

Post by Worker control » Sun Jan 09, 2011 9:22 am

Probably fine. The only thing I'd look into is the length of the video card/cooler.

You might also want to pick up two quality 120mm fans (for intake/exhaust in the upper chamber) and maybe an intake fan filter.

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Re: Should i get p180 for this setup

Post by Wibla » Sun Jan 09, 2011 11:47 am

Video card lenght is not a problem at all in the P18x, just remove the 2x3.5" drive bay in the middle (one screw).


Other than that, +1 on previous poster on fans, and spend some time wiring up the case properly, remove both side panels to get at the back, thats the main secret for wiring the P18x neatly.

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Re: Should i get p180 for this setup

Post by Worker control » Sun Jan 09, 2011 6:59 pm

If you remove the middle hard drive bay, doesn't that remove the nice built-in HDD suspension system?

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Re: Should i get p180 for this setup

Post by JamieG » Sun Jan 09, 2011 8:27 pm

isme^ wrote:Silver Power Blue Lightning SP 600 A2C 600W
You might find that this PSU is pretty loud after you get rid of the rest of the main noise offenders.

I found a review at Anandtech that suggests that the fan speed at idle is 1,250rpm, which I personally would find quite loud (even though the review suggests it is reasonably quiet). You might want to look into doing a fan swap or a new quieter PSU.
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Main PC (E5200, G31, Lian Li Q07) | Gaming PC (E6850, X38, 5870 Vapor-X, P182) | HTPC (4850e, 780G, 3450, NSK2480B)

isme^
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Re: Should i get p180 for this setup

Post by isme^ » Mon Jan 10, 2011 1:17 am

hmm from the review:
The cables on the power supply are not particularly long and will certainly cause trouble in many larger cases. Midsize towers should not have any difficulties, though, as cable lengths of up to 70cm should be sufficient
its got me worried that the cables might be too short for the p180

isme^
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Re: Should i get p180 for this setup

Post by isme^ » Sun Jan 16, 2011 2:08 pm

ok so i got the p180 and put all the bits in but the wiring was a real PITA. currently running stock fans but planning on getting nexus

can anyone give me advice on how to tuc stuff away and where i should put the fans

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Re: Should i get p180 for this setup

Post by Wibla » Wed Feb 16, 2011 3:41 pm

if thats the original p180, cut holes through to the back panel for cables, then tuck the unused cables behind the tray, and ofcourse run the 24pin + 8pin behind the tray aswell

I'd go for the slipstream 1200/1300rpm and run the undervolted, but thats more of a personal preference, the nexus fans will work perfectly aswell

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