Shrink Ray Wielder
- Feb 22, 2015
Ideally you want to keep both components away from a major heat source like the GPU. Both are passive and rely on system cooling, and if they aren't kept cool enough, they'll hit their thermal limit and shut down.Hmm, fair point. I could swap the AC-DC with the DC-ATX on the other side perhaps. I was a little worried about minimum ATX cable lengths and whether they'd be a little cramped on the other side anyway.
In your experience, do you think HDPlex is the way to go?
As far as whether I think separate DC-DC/AC-DC is the way to go, my major issue with it is a lack of standardization. Because there's no standard form factor, you have to design the case for one or two different solutions, which in turn means you're reliant on one or two different vendors. If something happens to that company or product, where does that leave your case? Also, those specific products may have limited availability, and be entirely unavailable in some countries. So I think it's problematic to rely on proprietary solutions, especially in the long term.