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    M1 VS. M2 VS. Anything else?

    Spec are in the sig. I am wondering what the best option for a power supply with this case is. From what I have read and searched around here the M1 and M2 will both basically drop straight into this case.

    Basically I want to power the items listed in my sig including the screen.

    I have read some bad things about the M2 on here with it quitting or people putting too much power on it.
    Here is what I will power with whatever powersupply I get.
    All inside a morex 3688
    M10000
    512mb
    60gb WD 2.5in HDD
    cdrw/dvd
    7" TS
    USB porton of the TS
    USB GPS
    USB Creative Labs - Xmod X-Fi Sound Module
    USB Keyboard

    Will the M1 power this? If not should I get the m2? Due to space constraints I need the PSU to fit in my case. Any input would greatly be appreciated.
    -|M10000|-|512mb|-|Morex 3688|-|CDRW/DVD|-|60GB WD|-|7" EX Audio TS|-

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    Take a look at this power usage calculator. Just one of many that are out there. There is a sticky around here somewhere with some more. Plug in your information and see what it comes out.

    Make sure that you not only check the power required overall, but what you're going to need on each 'rail' (12v, 5v & 3.3v lines). If you take a look at alot of the 'my m2-atx is dead' threads, you'll find that alot of people have only considered the total power consumption, not the requirment on each rail and fried their PSU.

    The m2-atx specs outline the maximum output on each of the rails. Don't exceed those and you should be right
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    that second link is excellent, thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwiksilver View Post
    Spec are in the sig. I am wondering what the best option for a power supply with this case is. From what I have read and searched around here the M1 and M2 will both basically drop straight into this case.

    Basically I want to power the items listed in my sig including the screen.

    I have read some bad things about the M2 on here with it quitting or people putting too much power on it.
    Here is what I will power with whatever powersupply I get.
    All inside a morex 3688
    M10000
    512mb
    60gb WD 2.5in HDD
    cdrw/dvd
    7" TS
    USB porton of the TS
    USB GPS
    USB Creative Labs - Xmod X-Fi Sound Module
    USB Keyboard

    Will the M1 power this? If not should I get the m2? Due to space constraints I need the PSU to fit in my case. Any input would greatly be appreciated.
    I have a similar system that runs fine from an M1.
    SP8000, 1GB, 2.5" HD, Slim dvd/rw, Xenarc 700TSV, GPS, WIFI, etc. The screen runs from the M1's 12V. The M1 will fit in the Morex 3688 case with a simple modification: See this post--> Morex 3688 Case w/o PSU

    I built another car pc a few months ago and I had to decide whether to choose an M2-ATX or an M1-ATX. Because of issues others have reported about M2's destroying other components, I decided to get another M1.
    ~Jimmy

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