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Maxou_1403
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Hi, 

I know that replacing the power supply in the Core X is possible because I read several articles of people wanting to reduce the noise of the case. But I come here to know if I can change the power supply by a more powerful because I currently have a Dell XPS 9560 and a gtx 1070-ti, with the 600W PSU provided by razer I do not have enough power to properly charge my computer ... Can I replace it with a 700W or +

Thank you in advance for your answers 🙂 

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I was trying my Gigabyte G750H but this PS is longer than Core X PS, so Core X fan need to be removed to fit G750H.
I haven't replaced it though.

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ishikawa_goemon
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TL;DR -Difficult to find ATX PSU that will exceed power rating of OEM PSU in Core X AND not require removal of other installed hardware

Jumping in late to the response, however I noticed that most of the commercially available PSUs, especially those that would offer higher wattages or gold/titanium ratings tend to be too big to install as a drop-in replacement for the Core X. Unless you are willing to remove the bracket that holds the 120mm case fan, you will need to find a PSU that has the following dimensions +/- 1mm (I used a metric tape measure)

88mm x 151mm x 142mm

If you exceed the 88mm depth by too much, you will bump into the PCB board inside the Core X
If you exceed the 142mm depth, you will have to remove the fan bracket <--This is your most likely limiting factor**
If you exceed the 151mm depth, you are ok as there is still room between the top of the PSU and the Core X's outer enclosure

From commonly available models at Microcenter, it seems the 88mm will be the sticking point. I only saw 500 watt range PSUs that met this spec. So unless you are downgrading for noise, it's not worth it IMO.

Finally, consider that the top intake fans of most PSUs would be taking in the warm air coming off of your GPU before exhausting it out the rear of the Core X. Not sure if this few degrees would affect PSU performance.

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Hello. I bought a Seasonic Prime Ultra Titanium 1000W before realizing that it's not a drop in replacement. Size wise, I know it will exceed 142mm depth so I will remove the fan bracket. I still have two questions but my Core X hasn't arrived yet so could you please help me with them?
1. After removing the bracket, is there anything else on the bottom like screw holes that block the PSU?
2. From the picture, Core X PSU's port and switch placement only matches Corsair SF series and some Silverstone ones. Is it possible to modify that like remove the stock panel? Or if I remove the fan bracket, can I just mount the PSU with Velcro and connect the power cable through the stock opening? The disadvantage is that I can't access the power switch anymore but I think I'll just pull the plug. Thanks in advance.

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Seasonic Prime Ultra Titanium 1000W
Noctua NF-F12 industrialPPC-3000 PWM
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1. After removing the bracket, is there anything else on the bottom like screw holes that block the PSU?

As far as I can see, there are two metal posts (one for each screw) that support the bracket. They seem to be pressed into the metal base. Removing them will, probably, void the warranty. Also the screws, that are holding plastic rails, are not flushed, i.e. raised to height approx. 1 mm above the surface.

2. From the picture, Core X PSU's port and switch placement only matches Corsair SF series and some Silverstone ones. Is it possible to modify that like remove the stock panel? Or if I remove the fan bracket, can I just mount the PSU with Velcro and connect the power cable through the stock opening? The disadvantage is that I can't access the power switch anymore but I think I'll just pull the plug. Thanks in advance.

Unfortunately, it doesn't seem that the back panel is removable. You could cut additional holes with a dremel, if you don't care about the warranty, or move the PSU deeper inside the enclosure.

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cheeky
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This topic caught my eye as I was also contemplating acquiring a Core X and upgrading the Stock PSU with a Corsair
SF Series SF750 — 750 Watt 80 PLUS Platinum Certified High-Performance SFX PSU.
It measures 100mm x 125mm x 63mm.
It is on the pricey side @ $180.00 USD on Amazon. I'm assuming it would work even though it isn't an ATX PSU.
Perhaps this may be something you might be interested in.

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The other one I found is SX800-LTI. Both one in theory should be plug and play. SilverStone one has titanium rating and slightly higher power. SilverStone's ATX can fit the panel but you need to remove the fan.

I guess I will stick with my prime ultra titanium. Vega 64's instantaneous power usage is quite high so 1000w leaves enough safety margin. I'll post a build guide when I finish my build. Really wish Razer can just remove the fan design and leave the back panel empty like PC case.

HP Spectre 15-ch000 x360
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SAPPHIRE NITRO+ Radeon™ RX Vega64 8G HBM2 Limited Edition
Seasonic Prime Ultra Titanium 1000W
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Monoprice Thunderbolt 3 (40 Gbps) USB-C Cable, 100W, 2.0m
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Posted by: ishikawa_goemon

TL;DR -Difficult to find ATX PSU that will exceed power rating of OEM PSU in Core X AND not require removal of other installed hardware

Jumping in late to the response, however I noticed that most of the commercially available PSUs, especially those that would offer higher wattages or gold/titanium ratings tend to be too big to install as a drop-in replacement for the Core X. Unless you are willing to remove the bracket that holds the 120mm case fan, you will need to find a PSU that has the following dimensions +/- 1mm (I used a metric tape measure)

88mm x 151mm x 142mm

If you exceed the 88mm depth by too much, you will bump into the PCB board inside the Core X
If you exceed the 142mm depth, you will have to remove the fan bracket <--This is your most likely limiting factor**
If you exceed the 151mm depth, you are ok as there is still room between the top of the PSU and the Core X's outer enclosure

From commonly available models at Microcenter, it seems the 88mm will be the sticking point. I only saw 500 watt range PSUs that met this spec. So unless you are downgrading for noise, it's not worth it IMO.

Finally, consider that the top intake fans of most PSUs would be taking in the warm air coming off of your GPU before exhausting it out the rear of the Core X. Not sure if this few degrees would affect PSU performance.

Good to find this article. So it's not only me who were complaining about stock PSU's noise.
I want silence at least when my laptop is off work, just charging.
I found seasonic focus plus 650w gold model does not over the size  of 88mm x  151mm x 142mm since it's 86mm x 150mm x 140mm
it also got zero-fan function up to 30% of usage, which can cover 100W of power delivery to my macbook.

https://www.amazon.com/Seasonic-SSR-650FX-Modular-Warranty-Compact/dp/B073H33X7R/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1548713035&sr=8-2&keywords=seasonic+focus+plus+650w+gold

So is it just simple task for this model? taking the original PSU off and replace it to the new one?

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If you check the back panel layout, seasonic ones won't fit. After searching, I only found two drop in replacements that are better (efficiency, noise, wattage) ones than the original one. Corsair SF750 (Platinum) and Silverstone SX800-LTI (Titanium). Both are good ones but neither of them use fluid dynamic bearing fan which is a shame for such pricey PSUs. So I picked up Seasonic Prime Ultra Titanium 1000W. Will write a build guide when I have time to build the thing.

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SAPPHIRE NITRO+ Radeon™ RX Vega64 8G HBM2 Limited Edition
Seasonic Prime Ultra Titanium 1000W
Noctua NF-F12 industrialPPC-3000 PWM
Monoprice Thunderbolt 3 (40 Gbps) USB-C Cable, 100W, 2.0m
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swchoo6087
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Thank you for further information!
But those you recommended feel so pricey for me, trying to find more affordable ones. All I want is silence during charging. But I still can’t get the back panel thing. How can I know which one is compatible and which one isn’t? It looks all same to me.

Anyways, I’ll look forward to your build guide.

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Kid
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Inkedrazer core x handle opened LI

Red box is the stock PSU switch and cable opening. Green box is how most PSU arrange their switch/cable/hybrid fan mode button. Ridiculous design by Razer. If you use a ATX PSU, why do you need the extra panel causing so much trouble.

The Seasonic one you chosen, although low end ish, still comes with FDB fan which is the best. Other manufactures are not as generous as Seasonic on fan. The two I listed are expensive but still using sleeve bearing. I won't say they are noisy but definitely not as quiet as FDB fan.

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Razer Core X
SAPPHIRE NITRO+ Radeon™ RX Vega64 8G HBM2 Limited Edition
Seasonic Prime Ultra Titanium 1000W
Noctua NF-F12 industrialPPC-3000 PWM
Monoprice Thunderbolt 3 (40 Gbps) USB-C Cable, 100W, 2.0m
Thermalright TF X
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swchoo6087
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Thanks agian,

So as far as I understand, among worthy-replace products, Corsair SF750 (Platinum) and Silverstone SX800-LTI (Titanium) are the only ones can be replaced without any additional efforts which satisfy the "red" area. Most of ATX powers including one that I linked are not compatible due to back panel which is "green" area. Am I right?

If I'm right, you must went through some additional efforts to use Seasonic Prime Ultra Titanium 1000W model which is ATX type. Now I'm really interested how you made it.

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I was thinking about cutting the case or 3D print one but both requires time and money. Now I'm planning to use Velcro to mount the PSU. From the description, one square inch can hold one pound. Using four 4x2 strips is more than enough for a 4.59lb PSU. I will remove the fan, move the PSU towards the fan side, and push the power cable through the stock opening. I will lose access to the switch but pull the plug still works XD. This way I don't need to do any non-reversible modification to the enclosure. I already bought everything but didn't have the time to build it yet.

HP Spectre 15-ch000 x360
Razer Core X
SAPPHIRE NITRO+ Radeon™ RX Vega64 8G HBM2 Limited Edition
Seasonic Prime Ultra Titanium 1000W
Noctua NF-F12 industrialPPC-3000 PWM
Monoprice Thunderbolt 3 (40 Gbps) USB-C Cable, 100W, 2.0m
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Hi, I have a Razer Core X and think the PSU is too loud, even though it is just charging my laptop when it is off; the fan just spinning...

After reading this thread and I happen to have a Corsair SF600 from the desktop so I decided to give it a try....

Everything went smoothly and now I have the SF600 inside the Core X and when it is charging my laptop, I couldn't even tell it is working until I checked the charging light!!  It works and it is dead silent!!!

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To supplement, I read other posts and noticed many ppl are concerning about other PSU alternatives; Silverstone SX800 LTI seems to be the one being mentioned the most.  However, I found its fan is on the other side comparing to the Corsair SF600, so after mounting it to the Core X, the fan is actually sucking hot air from inside the case; so I would consider it is not ideal.  I did some researches among other big brands (e.g. Antec, BeQuiet, Cooler Master, EVGA, Enermax… etc) and could only find the EVGA SuperNOVA 650 GM looks quite similar to the SF600 - the socket and the on/off switch are in the correct orientation and the fan is facing outward to the case.

In my opinion, the Corsair fits very good, its small size can guarantee to fit comparing to other ATX PSU (although Razer said ATX PSU will fit but I wonder....), just that it needs to be secured in the case, I simply used some blu-tac to stick it onto the base and after connecting the cables, the SF600 stays steady even more.

As far as noises go, under load, the fan noise coming out from my HP Spectre X360 is much louder!

So, for those of you who are interested in replacing the PSU of the Core X, suggest to take a serious look of the Corsair SF series!  (Myself is using the old model 80 Plus Gold, there are newer models with 80 Plus Platinum and even go as high as 750 watt).

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swchoo6087
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I REALLY needed to sleep in silence, bought SF600 Platinum at $149.99 on Amazon.
It was drop in replacement as expected but one small thing still maintains as unsophisticated is the hole, does not match 100% with stock back plate.
Power cord and switch button are in right place but the plastic surroundings to power input is too thick that it won't fit in properly. I'll add pictures later.

After all, I really like the silence. Fan on SF600 never spins on idle, even it kept zero-fan condition when I played Starcraft: Remastered.

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acsyvc0319
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Yes, I had the same issue with the power socket and on/off switch, I trimmed around 1 mm on top and the bottom plastic frame and now it fits perfectly.

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I am glad i found this thread. I had a v2 core delivered two days ago and the non constant fan noise, with excessive idle fan noise made it unbearable to be in my home office doing anything other than gaming. Considering I do not spend all day and all night gaming, it was unacceptably loud.

Its getting collected and returned to Amazon on Monday, I have ordered the Core X from razar and have had the SF600 platinum PSU delivered today and it will be going straight in when the eGPU arrives. So, thank-you to everyone who has suggested, tried and fed-back on this option. I'm glad the PSU can be replaced on this to a better one.

I bought the Core v2 as I really wanted a docking station and the one cable setup. I've since decided to keep my sanity by modding the core x as described and then adding a cheaper dock and just using two cables instead. Saves quite a bit of money tbh and  i'll keep everything hidden with a bit of cable management creativity!

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For those users who are considering replacing the Razer Core X's PSU due to fan noise, this is a link to a another user's disassembly of the power supply. You will run into a problem of non-standard JST-style connector as well as not finding a quieter fan with similar airflow.

https://imgur.com/a/2JQWLlL   [disassembled PSU pics]

Full credit for the pics goes to Reddit user /u/jaskolaszlo

The bottom line is that for the given output in noise and CFM of the stock fan, you would be hard pressed to find a fan which is quieter and produces a comparable CFM rating. The JST 2-pin plug is also a little different than the typical JST PH2 that you see on most PSU fans. This connector is pictured in one of /u/jaskolaszlo's pics at the provided link.

Finally, bringing this information over to this forum for the stock 80mm cooling fan's technical details (I did find the CFM to be a bit high by a factor of 10x but I am reporting what was listed):

Model: MGA8012YR-O25

Dimensions: 80x80x25mm

Operating Voltage: 12V

Airflow: 51.43CFM or 87.38 m3/h [For comparison, a Noctua Fan is about half as loud but also only provides half as much airflow]

Pressure: 7.32 mmAQ

RPM: 3900

Rated Current: 0.42A

Input Power: 5.04 Watts

Sound: 42.1 decibels

Source: https://secure.tsuzuki.co.jp/dl/protechnic/dcaxialfan/808025D.pdf

Finally, on the ProTechnic website, it is current listed under this model number [ MG(1)8012YR-(2)25 ]

 

One final note, I checked the SUNON fans in the same dimension, to get a slightly higher CFM, you would be accepting a 2-3 decibels more of sound.

For their quieter fans in the same dimension, you would be be getting about 15-20 CFM less. Probably not ideal for a hot PSU.

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Hello there, I bought a corsair SF750 to replace the PSU inside my razer core x. Everything works perfect and SF750 has no fan noise with a ASUS Strix RX 580. The reason why I chose SF750 rather than a cheaper one like SF600 is because SF750 only starts its fan above 300W, compared to SF600's 200W (there is a new platinum version). Therefore, I think SF750 is worth the price. I am glad to have a quiet room again.

P.S. You should search articles about How to connect PSU cables first if you haven't had any experience of building a computer like me.

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Posted by: ishikawa_goemon

TL;DR -Difficult to find ATX PSU that will exceed power rating of OEM PSU in Core X AND not require removal of other installed hardware

Jumping in late to the response, however I noticed that most of the commercially available PSUs, especially those that would offer higher wattages or gold/titanium ratings tend to be too big to install as a drop-in replacement for the Core X. Unless you are willing to remove the bracket that holds the 120mm case fan, you will need to find a PSU that has the following dimensions +/- 1mm (I used a metric tape measure)

88mm x 151mm x 142mm

If you exceed the 88mm depth by too much, you will bump into the PCB board inside the Core X
If you exceed the 142mm depth, you will have to remove the fan bracket <--This is your most likely limiting factor**
If you exceed the 151mm depth, you are ok as there is still room between the top of the PSU and the Core X's outer enclosure

From commonly available models at Microcenter, it seems the 88mm will be the sticking point. I only saw 500 watt range PSUs that met this spec. So unless you are downgrading for noise, it's not worth it IMO.

Finally, consider that the top intake fans of most PSUs would be taking in the warm air coming off of your GPU before exhausting it out the rear of the Core X. Not sure if this few degrees would affect PSU performance.

Sorry to bother you again but I just took apart my Core X and here is the issue: my PSU goes over the 142mm depth so it will bump against the 24 pin connector. Is it possible to use a 90 degree adapter for the 24 pin and move the psu away from the port's side and raise it over the 24pin? Thanks in advance.

HP Spectre 15-ch000 x360
Razer Core X
SAPPHIRE NITRO+ Radeon™ RX Vega64 8G HBM2 Limited Edition
Seasonic Prime Ultra Titanium 1000W
Noctua NF-F12 industrialPPC-3000 PWM
Monoprice Thunderbolt 3 (40 Gbps) USB-C Cable, 100W, 2.0m
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FujiPoly SARCON XR-m


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@kid, not bother at all. I'm guessing this is why the egpu.io community is here -so we can share answers to problems and help each other not run into the same roadblocks ;).

I am guessing you are talking about the dimensions of your PSU being so wide that it is bumping into the PCB of the TB3 controller card? If this is so, I think you can definitely use the riser to get some clearance with the overhang now above the TB3 controller board. As long as there is enough clearance for your GPU, it should work. In my original post, I recall that the height of the PSU was the most forgiving. There was quiet a few cms more of space before a PSU would hit the top of the outer Core X enclosure.

The issue I think you will run into is that you will no longer be able to use any of the OEM mounting hardware for the PSU. Your PSU would be "free-floating"...possible affixed with velcro or maybe hot glue if you don't mind a more "permanent" solution.

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Ive just bought the razer core x and a gainward rtx 2080, the core itself is a bit loud honestly, and i can even hear it through my headphones due to it passing vibrations into my desk aswell.
The 2080 has a high power draw and im using a dell xps 15 9560 alongside it. So i will try get the sf 750 psu. Will follow uo with the results later next week. 

This thread was so great and detailed thank you.

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Ive just bought the razer core x and a gainward rtx 2080, the core itself is a bit loud honestly, and i can even hear it through my headphones due to it passing vibrations into my desk aswell.
The 2080 has a high power draw and im using a dell xps 15 9560 alongside it. So i will try get the sf 750 psu. Will follow uo with the results later next week. 

This thread was so great and detailed thank you.

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If anyone wants some visual imagery of changing the PSU with the Corsair SF600 you can see some of the pics i took here:  https://photos.app.goo.gl/7YKda5CUnQzmgSMt7

I realise i took none of the back plate - but it fit perfectly so its all good.

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@stefan_gauntlett quick question, why did you replace the 650W PSU with a smaller SFX 600W PSU? I'm curious.

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Because my main goal was for it to be quiet and i see others had had success with this, granted the 750w would have been a good option but it was a lot more expensive and this was more than adequate for me and my needs.

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I understand, i asked because i do have a SF600 without any use, I bought it for my Mantiz Venus but that enclosure is dead, so i got the Razer Core X.

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@stefan_gauntlett, thank you for posting the pics! It definitely fills a gap in terms of providing a resource for others who are trying to disassemble and mod their Core X. I really like the small form factor of the SF600. In fact, it even clears out additional room should you want to get a radiator for some hybrid or liquid cooling action.

Another question for you. I saw a few other users mention that that the backplate was not an exact fit and some plastic had to be trimmed off (about 1mm or so) for all power cable [see @acsyvc0319's post]. You didn't mention this so is this not an issue you ran into? 1mm is a pretty big manufacturing tolerance for a reputable company like Corsair.

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Stefan Gauntlett
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@ishikawa_goemon yes the small size is great and the fact you can literally just drop it in with no real modification is exactly what I wanted.

I too was expecting an issue with the back panel when assembling based on what I'd read elsewhere, I didn't have an issue and the power connector and switch on the psu lined up with the hole original hole at the back of the casing and so eveything was accessible with no mods whatsoever. 

I used blue tac to secure it in place, so that would have risen it up a few mm. Maybe that had something to do with it? I'm not sure. 

One thing that did happen to me however was that once I had positioned it in place (which I did to check all lined up) I tried to remove it and the plastic which makes up the kettle lead power connector on the psu caught on the mesh and pulled it away/bent it slightly. Minor issue, I just bent it back, pushed the psu back in place and left it there. As I mentioned, maybe if the PSU is sat slightly higher things line up better.

I'll try and get a pic of the back tonight and post it 

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Trimming the power socket frame is not a must, the power cable can still fit in and the power switch is reachable; just that trimming it a bit will have a better fit - the socket and the frame can stick out completely.

This is my 4th post, one more then I can post some pics.

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This is the back plate before trimming the power socket frame, already quite good.

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Hi guys 
After a lot of checking the article and replies here, I installed SF750 Platinum and Noctua NFA12x25 FLX. 
Problem is that nothing appeared on my external monitor I checked the cables and all but they were just fine. 
But, when I put the original PSU again, It works well. 

Any guys have any clue? 

Thank you.

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Hello,

I use exactly the same components. I have a Corsair SF750 Platinum PSU and a Noctua NFA12x25 FLX fan. Together with an AMD Vega 64 it runs on a Mac Mini 2018 without any problems. Since the power supply is modular, did you use the right cables? Do you also use the Thunderbolt 3 cable that came with the Razer Core X in both cases?

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BarbarySheep
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For those with the SF600 or some variant, could you post a picture of the case from the outside? Specifically where you plug the connector from the mains.

I'm thinking of making the upgrade, how hideous does it look and how much effort is it to do? Is it just simply unplug unscrew screw in and plug in?

Having a closer look, the SF600 by itself seems smaller than the existing PSU and I've heard that people are securing the PSU using velcro. Is there no bracket such that you could use the screws or am I missing something here?

Honestly, I'm not that bothered about the fan noise when it's in use... It's when the computer sleeps the PSU is still going, forcing me to manually turn it off by the switch.

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