In my first article about our project build Lunchbox 3, I covered everything that controls how fast the build is. Today I will be following up with all of the parts that support. That includes the power supply, case, and cooling components. These are all critical parts to your PC, but things like the CPU, motherboard, and video card generally get all of the attention. Today we will find out all about why space was such a concern when picking our previous components. Let’s dig in and see the rest of what Lunchbox 3 will consist of.

See Part 1 Here - See Part 3 Here


Project Supported by: Lian Li, Asus, Kingston, Silverstone, Seagate, and Noctua

A special thank you to the companies above who helped make this project a reality!

Written by: Wes

Pictures by: Wes



When it comes to picking a power supply for Lunchbox 3 my options were even more limited than on previous builds. When you can go with an ATF power supply, you can worry about details like colors, brand, ect. But with the case that I went with (that I will talk more about on the next page) I had to go with an SFX sized power supply, similar to what I used on Lunchbox 2. SFX Power Supply options come down to only a few options and only one has the power I need and is available in a modular design. That would be the Silverstone ST45SF-G with its 450 watts of power and black chassis. This is the same power supply I used in Lunchbox 2 and not only has it proven itself to be reliable, no one else has given Silverstone any competition in this market. They are still the only option.

psu 1

psu 2

psu 3

psu 4



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garfi3ld replied the topic: #33256 06 Nov 2013 17:33
In my second of three articles on our new build I cover the rest of the components going into the build. Today I go into detail on the case itself. Have a great day!
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Masterfry replied the topic: #33474 18 Dec 2013 17:59
I was considering that same PSU in my recent LAN mini-itx build but ended up having to put it on a stricter budget. SilverStone seems to have some top shelf stuff lurking around

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