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Be Quiet! Pure Power 9 (160mm Modular) in a Fractal Design Core 500 case?

So the title says it all:
Will a Be Quiet! Pure Power 9 modular PSU (160mm) fit in a Fractal Design Core 500 case along with a 230mm GPU?

I know that the official specs say yes, but as it's right @ the max allowed I'm looking for "hands-on" confirmation.

Note: Having made some measurements a 160mm PSU should give me approx. 20mm clearance between it and the GPU, which would in turn only "cover" the first +/-5cm @ the "left" side of the PSU (where the 24-pin cable comes out).
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  1. Well The Sites Say It Will Fit . But If U Still Havent Afforded That U Can Afford A Bigger One Specially If I Got From Ur Calculated Measurement Maybe It Cause Issue And Problem Specially Heat In Next Days Of Use . So I Suggest U Buy A Bigger One
    If Possible U Can Afford A Micro Atx One Which Is Bigger

    https://pcpartpicker.com/product/shtWGX/corsair-case-cc9011086ww

    Regards ;)
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  3. khashayar2000 said:
    Well The Sites Say It Will Fit . But If U Still Havent Afforded That U Can Afford A Bigger One Specially If I Got From Ur Calculated Measurement Maybe It Cause Issue And Problem Specially Heat In Next Days Of Use . So I Suggest U Buy A Bigger One
    If Possible U Can Afford A Micro Atx One Which Is Bigger

    https://pcpartpicker.com/product/shtWGX/corsair-case-cc9011086ww

    Regards ;)




    I already have the case (I switched to this one from a Fractal Design Define R4), but I'm not happy with the noise of my current PSU (a Corsair @ 30dB) so I'm looking for a new one.

    From what I've found the Be Quiet ones are, by far, the quietest active cooling PSUs (10-15dB), with the only one coming close being the Silverstones, but those are much more expensive (and still louder @ 18dB+).

    I'm not too worried about temperatures though, as long as I have an actively-cooled PSU - the biggest heat producers are the HDDs (the rest is all "low power" components (GTX750Ti + i5-6500) with good (and very quiet) cooling.
  4. zebuddha said:
    khashayar2000 said:
    Well The Sites Say It Will Fit . But If U Still Havent Afforded That U Can Afford A Bigger One Specially If I Got From Ur Calculated Measurement Maybe It Cause Issue And Problem Specially Heat In Next Days Of Use . So I Suggest U Buy A Bigger One
    If Possible U Can Afford A Micro Atx One Which Is Bigger

    https://pcpartpicker.com/product/shtWGX/corsair-case-cc9011086ww

    Regards ;)




    I already have the case (I switched to this one from a Fractal Design Define R4), but I'm not happy with the noise of my current PSU (a Corsair @ 30dB) so I'm looking for a new one.

    From what I've found the Be Quiet ones are, by far, the quietest active cooling PSUs (10-15dB), with the only one coming close being the Silverstones, but those are much more expensive (and still louder @ 18dB+).

    I'm not too worried about temperatures though, as long as I have an actively-cooled PSU - the biggest heat producers are the HDDs (the rest is all "low power" components (GTX750Ti + i5-6500) with good (and very quiet) cooling.


    So As I Said It Will Fit . No Worry And GooD Choice . :)
  5. khashayar2000 said:

    So As I Said It Will Fit . No Worry And GooD Choice . :)

    Yeah, I know it's supposed to fit according to the specs, but as these things can be hit-or-miss (specially when it's pushing the "official" limits) I was hoping for some hands-on confirmation. If not of the combination, at least for the PSU: would the kind of clearance I mentioned work without forcing things - e.g. is 2cm enough for the cables to bend "comfortably" or would they be pushing against the GPU)?
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    zebuddha said:
    khashayar2000 said:

    So As I Said It Will Fit . No Worry And GooD Choice . :)

    Yeah, I know it's supposed to fit according to the specs, but as these things can be hit-or-miss (specially when it's pushing the "official" limits) I was hoping for some hands-on confirmation. If not of the combination, at least for the PSU: would the kind of clearance I mentioned work without forcing things - e.g. is 2cm enough for the cables to bend "comfortably" or would they be pushing against the GPU)?


    In Normal It Shouldnt Make No Problem . But In Very Few percent Its possible To Cause issue Because Of Low Space And Room On Other Components . If U Are ON Budget Afford A New Big Case. I Can Suggest U Some If U Want . But If U Are On Tight Budget I Dont Think U Will Face Problems . Also Cables Are Not Without Protection Surface. These Good Powersupplies Got Good protection On The Surface Of Cables. So I Dont Think U Need To Be Worry . But I Am Not The Man of Risk Even For 1%

    Regards ;)
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