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Cougar QBX powersupply woes

hotel1

48 months ago

Hello, I have a question regarding the Cougar QBX and compatible power supplies:

Why does the plug orientation matter? I looked on their website and it says that the plug cannot be in a certain position (from what I can tell it can't be like " -- " [lol meme face] with the fan being on the top, so basically it can be like " -_ ", " :- ", or " -: "). Why though? This wouldn't concern me in the slightest except that it eliminates pretty much all PSU's that are modular (which is a necessity for a case of this size) that are not part of the SFX lineup (which are a tad on the expensive side when it comes to their 600w version). Please don't just quote obvious specs from retailers or the product page, I have read them already and they have offered little insight to the matter.

Thanks!

case in question; Official product page: http://www.cougargaming.com/products/cases/qbx/ Newegg product page: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811553020&cm_re=qbx-_-11-553-020-_-Product

edit: wonky formatting

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  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Why does the plug orientation matter?

if you check photo 16 on my build you will understand

https://pcpartpicker.com/b/kw2RsY

Im using the silverstone SFX 450w and it has the wrong orientation for the plug, but its located in the middle so it worked fine. There is a solution if the plug is located farther away with the wrong orientation. This cable will solve any issues, i bought it but didn't have the need for it.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00B2C19D2?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00

Take into consideration that you need a small PSU, the smaller the better. Cooler master VSM are just 140mm long and semi modular. Cougar states 140mm as being the largest for this case. The SFX is just 100mm so its probably the best choice for this case.

http://us.coolermaster.com/vsm/

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks a lot. Finally someone who knows how to take pictures of a build in this case! I scoured YouTube looking for a build video that was in English and went over how the PSU fit in the case! This has been a lot of help, thanks a ton

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

:)

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