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PSU [Feb. 24th, 2003|02:16 pm]
Project: Ultra NES

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[critterhart]
Well, I have narrowed my choices down for the power supply.



FlexATX 120w PSU, cooled by 60mm Fan
Dimensions 190mm x 42mm x 90mm. The fan on the side protrudes 7mm.


External 230v to 12v transformer. 55w PSU
Uses no fans, so noise is not an issue! No added heat.
Board size is 160 x 45mm .


Ok, price isn't an issue, both cost about the same. Watt amount really doesn't matter. 55 would be enough, but ti would close. I am figuring by the time I am done, I will be eating about 40w-45w

The internal is a true PSU, I would trust it more. But then again, laptops use externals like the one I am looking at. Both have pros and cons.

Internal - Pros: Reliable, more power, trusted.
- Cons: Slightly bigger, added heat, I lose the look of an adapter plugging into the back of the system versus a computer power plug.

External - Pros: Small, no heat, no fan, authentic look.
- Cons: Risky, low power rating, unrated.

Poll #105667 Ultra NES - PSU

Which PSU do you recommend?

120w Internal
5(50.0%)
55w External
5(50.0%)
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Comments:
[User Picture]From: ballade
2003-02-24 12:28 pm (UTC)
That vote was for blues. He bases it on ease of transport.
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[User Picture]From: critterhart
2003-02-24 12:30 pm (UTC)
I have to vote for the internal, just because of the cosmetics of it all..
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From: (Anonymous)
2003-03-03 05:34 pm (UTC)
If price isn't an issue, and you're sure you can make due with the smaller supply, I'd say go with the external power supply. It'll look more authentic (it looks similar to what the Gamecube uses), and you won't have to worry about not having a grounded outlet handy like you would with the internal power supply. Plus, it'll save space on the inside of the unit.

The one that my laptop and a friend's uses are very similar to the one you're looking at, and we've never had a problem with them.
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