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    Where to purchase a DESKTOP Power supply unit.

    Hi! there,

    As an elderly retired man, my hobby is building and repairing computers. My personal computer is a system built into a DESKTOP case, as I prefer that to tower cases etc. However I have found that the power supply units for DESKTOP cases do not appear to be readily available for purchase. As opposed to a normal ATX power supply, the power supply for a DESKTOP case measures 120mm High x 85mm wide x 156mm long, which is slightly lower than a normal ATX power supply. Having had an 'e' mail from another forum member, saying that this is very similar to a normal ATX, I can assure everyone that the DESXKTOP power supply is slightly lower, about
    3/4" lower to fit case. I have 'e' mailed numerous Power Supply firms as well as many Computer warehouses, but either they cannot be bothered to reply, or they reply with the same explanation of the only power supplies we have are on our website. I find this totally unacceptable as most power supplies advertised on the websites DO NOT give the exact dimensions also these companies are keen enough to sell you desktop cases, so how do they expect you to power the system. Its about time computer component companies started to put more effort into satisfying their customers, instead of cashing in all the time. Anyway if anyone knows of an outlet where I can purchase a DESKTOP power supply unit, the more powerful the better, pleas be good enough to inform me. Many thanks.

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    ATX is a specification that is followed. You should be able to fit any ATX PSU in a ATX case. If you can not, this means one of three things.

    1) The case is that old its not a ATX PSU in there, but an AT one (how old is it?)
    2) The case is using its own propitiatory PSU
    3) Its something like a Micro ATX PSU, which is smaller than a normal ATX PSU

    Its not a Dell by any chance is it? If it is, it'll be number 2
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    It might be TXF which is a desktop size specifiction. 300w Silverstone SST 300w TFX PFC PSU

    many new desktops are called Flex cases
    flex class include sub-types TFX, CFX, and LFX Form Factors, you need to find out which your's is then look for the correct type.

    That said if it's a few years old then as Agent has already said, Propitatory PSUs, quite a few companies did this back in the late 90's

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    it's not a Proprietary or tfx psu, it's simply a special smaller psu for slightly slimmer desktop cases

    evercase sell them , scroll down to #16

    http://www.evercase.co.uk/PowerSupplyUnits.htm

    can't find anyone else that sells them though

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    Quote Originally Posted by da_ging View Post
    it's not a Proprietary or tfx psu, it's simply a special smaller psu for slightly slimmer desktop cases

    evercase sell them , scroll down to #16

    http://www.evercase.co.uk/PowerSupplyUnits.htm

    can't find anyone else that sells them though
    That's a very useful website, some of thoes PSU's I would trust as far as I can throw them.
    But FSP and the Seventeam look good based on price&wattage numbers

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    Sounds like something like this ?

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=457258

    Name and make of case please, as Agent said it could be using it's own PSU.

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