G-Alantic 610i Review
Posted on August 9, 2002
The Power Supply
The case unscrewed at the back and came apart
easily to reveal.. well, what did you expect? The case is
constructed as a frame with a 4-sided steel sleeve which slides
off (you can see it at the top of this picture). This makes
for solid construction, though does mean you can't take the
case off while the machine is running without some careful
cable management at the rear of the case.
There is space for a 4cm fan above the PSU.
I didn't bother digging through my box'o'bits for one as the
Mini-ITX motherboards don't particularly need extra cooling
and the PSU had a fan in it anyway.
The PSU is made by FSP Group Inc. And is a
model FSP150-50PL. It is switchable between 115 and 230V and
has 150W maximum power output - a standard FlexATX style power
supply in fact.
You can see in this picture that the PSU is
only secured at the back panel, and consequently lifts off
from the bottom of the case. Although a little untidy, this
doesn't matter at all.
The PSU comes with 2 Molex connectors, an
ATX power connector and a 4-pin power connector.
The 12V PSU fan though not excessively loud,
runs pretty fast and isn't as quiet as it could be. I removed
the cover to investigate. It looked replaceable or modifiable
to 7V operation, but the cable runs to the back of the supply
- watch those capacitors! This will of course invalidate your
warranty and we accept no responsibility for loss of life.