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NZXT H200i Incompatible with some SFX Power supplies?

ADedL33Sp00n
  • 25 months ago

I am trying to add a Corsair SF600 to my mini itx build with a NZXT H200i, but the compatibility checker says that it isnt compatible with that power supply, although it is compatible with a lot of other SFX form factor power supplies. Does the SFX form factor have variations that I dont know about? For the life of me I dont know why it wouldnt work, i want an SFX power supply so that the video card can get a little better air flow through the vents on the PSU shroud.

Here is my current parts list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/7nXWbX

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  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

Looking at the compatible PSU, it feels like the H200i was built with support for regular sized PSU. This means you could use somthing like a Corsair CXM 550W or a Seasonic Focus Plus Gold for example. This means the cost of your PSU will drop drastically as SFX power supplies tend to be more expensive.

The H200i does comes with a support bracket for SFX units but theres really no need in this case.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

That case fits some sfx psu's because i think they come with a sfx to atx bracket. SF600 doesn't come with an atx bracket and needs to be bought seperatly.

But there is no reason to buy an sfx psu with that case since it has a psu shroud and won't take any air away from the gpu since you place the psu with the fan upside down.

  • 25 months ago
  • 4 points

The PSU shroud has small holes in it so that the GPU can get extra ventilation, so there would be benefits to having a smaller power supply. Also according to the HardwareCanucks review, the case comes standard with an SFX bracket. https://youtu.be/AbDtYkmFzzU (at about 4:40) so is this just a mistake in the compatibility filter? If all SFX power supplies have the same bracket then it should work right? I’m just second guessing myself because of the error on the Filter

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah yes now i see it to. I went looking and found some builds with the same case and psu so it seems that it should work and is indeed an error of the filter but don't take my word for it tho.

Builds: https://pcpartpicker.com/b/4TFtt6 https://pcpartpicker.com/b/9DnH99 https://pcpartpicker.com/b/Gjq48d

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