Power Supply TFX PSU recommendations

GentlemanShark

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I was looking at the TFX-350 by Seasonic, but I can't find it sold anywhere for under $120. Anyone know of other solid TFX PSU options? This will be for a mini ITX lower power gaming build.
 

GentlemanShark

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Could you share any build logs of your project, @GentlemanShark?

The project has gone through several changes. I'm not making a build that is a mix of the NFC Systems S4 Mini and the Dan Case A4 SFX. It's like the A4 in the sense of a partitioned chamber with the GPU on one side, but the mobo on the other, however there is no PSU as it uses an HD Plex like the S4 Mini.
 
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cleveland

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So no TFX anymore? I personally feel TFX deserve some more love here around. Sure SFX PSUs are good and suit us well, but a good TFX PSU is several times cheaper than a good SFX PSU and generally have smaller volumes as well.
 

jeshikat

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The problem with TFX is the only ones currently available are either junk units with overoptimistic wattage ratings or lower-end units.
 

GentlemanShark

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So no TFX anymore? I personally feel TFX deserve some more love here around. Sure SFX PSUs are good and suit us well, but a good TFX PSU is several times cheaper than a good SFX PSU and generally have smaller volumes as well.

I believe Flex ATX is the future as they have 500 watt units (or are at least coming out with one IIRC) and is smaller.
 

Kmpkt

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TFX is the Thin ITX of the power supply world unfortunately. Also the 500W flex is already available for 130 USD on Amazon.
 

DustinBooyah

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I bought the TFX-350 a couple years back to add a little more power to my htpc. I never had an issue with the old one (made by HEC) , I just wanted 350 watts instead of 250. I ended up discovering that my case came with a 270w supply instead of 250, but I kept the SeaSonic anyway because I think its cool.

The wires are more cumbersome than I expected but it's a nice unit whose fan stays off most of the time. I paid 80 for it at the time but I wouldn't pay 130 unless I absolutely had to.
 
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jØrd

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I have a TFX in my file server from Seasonic. I forget the wattage but I've had 6 (3.5" WD SE) HDD's and 4870 going full tilt hash cracking for weeks on end in the past w/ an i5-3470 and it ran flawlessly (and continues to w/out the GPU and under much lower load). Not sure if its much of an endorsement though.
 
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