which 140mm deep PSU

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charlie0440 Offline
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So i'm looking at the ml03b case and I need a 140mm PSU. I think I've narrowed it down to 2:

Antec EathWatts EA-380D
Silverstone ST40F-ES 400W

They are both 80+ and around £35. Which should I go for? any opinions?

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I vote the Antec for three reasons:

1. It is more efficient.

2. It has rear exhaust and that would work better with that case.

3. I have the 380D and so I can say from experience it is built VERY well and is a solid PSU.

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hi, i would advice NOT going with GD03, due the lack of hard drives expansion.

i have a gd04 and i regret not getting the GD07 ( 7 hard drives) its almost same dimensions of gd03/gd04/gdo5/ but a lot taller (18cm)

little expensive taught, but lot cheaper than a NAS,DAS in future expansion etc, I'm not aware of the size of your library but if is, or will be more than 5TB, recording tv etc space will be gone quickly.
don't forget how many sata ports, has your mobo you might need to had a pci in case you going gd07 route.
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(2012-06-15 05:44)couto27 Wrote:  hi, i would advice NOT going with GD03, due the lack of hard drives expansion.

You misread my post. Its the ML03b, plus I have a NAS so I'm not worried about hard drive space.

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