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    ATX Power Supplies don't fit small PC Cases

    I have been looking at several small PC cases. i.e. fit miniITX or
    microITX motherboards. The cases use ATX power supplies. The power cables from the supply are too stiff to route or have little depth clearance. Are there ATX power supplies with ATX height and width but are shorter in depth to allow the routing and or connection at the power supply. Given the available room in the case a modular supply is preferred. The current case I am looking at is an Aerocool Dead Silence.

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    My suggestion would be go modular....especially when using such a small case. Only the cables needed are used. The specs for you case say that the maximum length of 160mm. See here....

    Then all you'll need to do is find what brands your looking for and check the dimensional specs for those PSU's and see what will fit in your case.

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    You can get a PSU made specifically for a micro-ATX standard setup.
    The good thing about the mATX setup is that your not going to need anything ridiculously powerful.

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    Modular connectors can actually increase the required depth; for stiff cables, warm them up with a hair dryer for a short time, they'll become much more pliable.

    According to the review here, the Dead Silence should accept PSUs up to 19.0 cm including protruding cables.

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