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Old 05-18-2011, 08:13 AM   #1
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Default Athena Power AP-MFATX35 350 W Power Supply Review

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"The Athena Power AP-MFATX35 measures only 3.2" x 1.7" x 6" (80 x 40 x 150 mm) (W x H x D), being targeted to small form factor (SFF) computers with Mini-ITX motherboards. Rated at 350 W, is has the 80..."

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Old 05-18-2011, 02:21 PM   #2
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Default ATHENA, yeah, right...

Thank you! It's ABOUT TIME someone started looking at SFF PSUs. I thought the Athena's - all of them - are "suspect" having bought 2x "400W" 4 years ago. Voltages didn't check out so never used them, even as paperweights. 20-22ga wire, if you can believe that. I bought SilenX iExtrema SFX 400's instead. Very good, expensive but have a HUGE modular array of wires which will NOT work with ANY SFF case that I know of. Rewired them from the PCB out. That was 12/07. Supposedly they have an OEM version without the glitz and a lot cheaper but I have never seen one for sale anywhere.
Please check out Seasonic, Silverstone and FSP/InWin for starters. SFX and TFX. People on the Egg are continually complaining about not being able to find quality SFF PSU's. Hey, how about a roundup? There aren't that many of them.
All I can say for this review is Intro skip to conclusion. "Nuff said." GIGO.
This entire segment has been completely overlooked. Start with the best brands, 80+ and go down from there.
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Old 05-19-2011, 12:06 PM   #4
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HardwareSecrets and Jonnyguru have both reviewed the 300W Seasonic 80+ bronze TFX unit and I think both did the 300W FSP SFX box that is used in the Silverstone S05. Based on their reviews, I would not hesitate to use either one.

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