- 87 months ago
I'm looking to build a NAS appliance around the Lan Li PC-Q25. This case takes a regular ATX power supply, but the clearance is really tight: it gives you 140mm/5.5" of room to fit the supply and any cables coming out. Most ATX power supplies are exactly 5.5" or larger without cables.
I've found a Silverstone ST45SF, which is a smaller SFX format power supply, and it comes with a bracket to adapt it to ATX. The problem is the ST45SF only has two peripheral connectors, and the case needs 3 for the drive backplane. I can use a splitter, but I was wondering if anyone has a better suggestion.
My priorities are: It fits the case, so ATX (either directly, or via bracket), and less than 140mm/5.5" deep including cables. At least 3 peripheral (molex 4-pin) connectors, and 1 SATA connector. Modular would be really nice, so I didn't have cables cluttering up the inside. I'm not too worried about available watts: I'm planning on a low power mini-ITX board with built-in CPU, and the most it will need to power are a few hard drives (no graphics cards, not a lot of fans, no pumps, etc.).
I've been doing my homework on the net, but I'd like to hear from folks that may have direct experience -- either with the case, or with smaller power supplies.