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Nesteq Nova 600W External PSU

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naokaji 3rd August 2007, 12:29 Quote
well.. i dont think that will be a psu many will buy... but, some modders will prolly be happy pants about it.
phuzz 3rd August 2007, 13:17 Quote
It's a shame it's voltages ain't much good, because the other problems of cable lengths etc. would be even easier to fix than on a normal PSU. You wouldn't even have to worry about touching a capacitor.
Paradigm Shifter 3rd August 2007, 13:30 Quote
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Originally Posted by phuzz
It's a shame it's voltages ain't much good, because the other problems of cable lengths etc. would be even easier to fix than on a normal PSU. You wouldn't even have to worry about touching a capacitor.
I would agree, yes. :)
Awoken 3rd August 2007, 16:20 Quote
It could also prove useful to those looking to locate a dual/triple radiator in their case as it would free up much needed space. Too expensive though.
boiled_elephant 3rd August 2007, 16:49 Quote
Yeah, much too expensive.

The 'PSU outside the box' tactic is one I swear by, though - I'm not a modder at all, but that one innovation made my system run SO much better. Then again, mine's mATX - that could have something to do with it!

I love the design of the casing. A whole PC themed like that would look amazing.
Cupboard 3rd August 2007, 20:04 Quote
Wouldn't it be possible to just put a normal PSU outside the box? that would seem like a much better idea, I mean, it wouldn't look so good, but it would have many of the advantages that this have and be half the price.
steveo_mcg 3rd August 2007, 22:37 Quote
You'd have to lengthen the cables and really stick something insulated around it to prevent nasty shocks if something goes wrong, but no not a totally unmoddable proposition.
Smilodon 3rd August 2007, 23:38 Quote
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Originally Posted by steveo_mcg
You'd have to lengthen the cables and really stick something insulated around it to prevent nasty shocks if something goes wrong, but no not a totally unmoddable proposition.

why do you need to insulate it? This is why we have the ground wire in the AC cable. (your computer case is directly connected to the case of the PSU, so keeping the PSU in the case have no safety advantages.)
Midcoregeek 4th August 2007, 01:39 Quote
The voltage is a problem for high power-pc's but how about in a Home Theater PC application?

The lights on the outside and/or shelf space might be an issue... but silent, more room, reduced heat
Bindibadgi 4th August 2007, 11:49 Quote
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Originally Posted by Midcoregeek
The voltage is a problem for high power-pc's but how about in a Home Theater PC application?

The lights on the outside and/or shelf space might be an issue... but silent, more room, reduced heat

Yep, it would probably work well. Especially for those who can't get away with a 120W dc-dc psu
boiled_elephant 4th August 2007, 12:49 Quote
I've got the machine in my sig running w/ the PSU (tagan 430W) sat outside the back of the box. The tagan cables made this easier - it's true that you have to arrange it carefully, or the cables won't reach. But my fans now run at about 1/3 the speed they did w/ it in, and I get consistently better game performance :)
Aesthetically, it looks horrible, though. I'd like to design and build my own case to hold everything better so all the fans went in the right direction, but I "cba".
Oclocker 5th August 2007, 16:49 Quote
i thought about making something like this years back ( when baybuses were an endangered species :) - so when i saw the review it had to be read! Major disapointment as its a good idea - but very poorly implemented, and way,way overpriced for the way its implemented. Actual hardware looks good - but losy package..
Bindibadgi 5th August 2007, 18:14 Quote
Like I said in the value section, you can't really compare it to a standard 600W because of its completely different market, but it should be no more than £100 imo. Unlike almost every other unit I've ever used that claimed "silence", this one actually achieves it for a change, it just lacks attention to detail and 5/3.3V rails.
Pie_uk 5th August 2007, 18:50 Quote
it would be ideal for the SFF market. to bad about the voltages not being stable and the cables
leexgx 5th August 2007, 23:41 Quote
so its good upto 450W what should do for shuttles qute well i be Very surprised if you can get 300W-400W out of an shuttle type computer
Sparrowhawk 7th August 2007, 20:51 Quote
We need to send a message to these people...
*Great idea
*Great form factor
*Great case design
But make the rail monitor more useful (IE switching from -12 to +12, etc?)
And make the internals more efficient and ATX-compliant.
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