Subject: Re: Alpha EB164 power supplies...
To: Peter Seebach <>
From: Laine Stump <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 04/16/1999 17:00:05
Another source of power supplies and cases for this board that I was told

No prices listed (you hafta email them), but they have a case they say is
specifically designed for the PC164 motherboard. Don't know if it has a
physical on-off switch or not. I was given this company's name by the
aforementioned person who already has a PC164 motherboard (and an Axxion
case and PS). I just sent them email asking the price, and whether or not
they would do a quantity discount.

Interesting that a 250W supply works okay. Maybe I should try it in one of
my $75 special InWin cases (with 235W PS) before I go shelling out a buncha

At 03:03 PM 4/16/99 -0500, Peter Seebach wrote:
>(Sorry for the mildly off-topic; this is a followup to the cheap Alpha
>I just talked to Han at Antec (, and he says that they
>can sell a "PP-253X/alpha" power supply, for about $60 (depending on
>I guess).  It's their normal 250W power supply, with the hard-power hackery
>in place.  They've used these with the 164 motherboards, and they apparently
>work well.  Note that you can order cases from Antec, and you can thus get
>a case with this power supply in it, instead of trying to find a bare case,
>or getting a case with a soft-switch supply, and a supply, and having to
>keep a spare power supply.  YMMV, I have no affiliation with Antec except
>that I have a couple of Antec cases and I like 'em a lot.