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acsyvc0319
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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.

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acsyvc0319
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This is the back plate before trimming the power socket frame, already quite good.

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monker1
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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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Gunn8ge
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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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acsyvc0319
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Hi, @BarbarySheep, not sure what exactly your problem is but you can refer to below 2 photos.

The SF600 just sits inside using some blu-tack.

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BarbarySheep
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Posted by: acsyvc0319

Hi, @BarbarySheep, not sure what exactly your problem is but you can refer to below 2 photos.

The SF600 just sits inside using some blu-tack.

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I went ahead and did this upgrade. I noticed that the PSU itself can get pretty warm, perhaps 30c? I'd assume it could get hotter than this; doesn't blu-tack getting hot make it less sticky? I'm thinking of 3D printing out a cover or something to hold it down (that can be screwed in the old PSU holder holes)...

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BarbarySheep
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Just putting it out there: from first glance it looks like the EVGA SuperNOVA 550GM would also be a suitable replacement (socket, switch and SFX with fan on the mesh side); it's cheaper than the SF600. It's also fanless under low loads ( ). Of course it's 550W but that shouldn't be noticeable. Fans apparently don't turn on unless >=30% load so you probably will only hear it on full GPU loads on pretty high end cards (in theory a full load average 2070, it should be fine)... Not trying to sell snake oil so YMMV.

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banda banda
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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?
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fishmonkey
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thanks everyone for the excellent information about alternative power supplies and case fans.

my stock Razer Core X with an MSI RX Vega 64 inside has been driving me slightly mad with fan noise.

today i finally found the time to install a Corsair SF750 Platinum power supply and a Noctua NF-A12x25-FLX fan, what a relief!

for anyone planning to do the upgrade, i found that thick double-sided tape (about 2mm thick) works really well for mounting the power supply.

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