Mini-ITX build need help with Graphics and Power Supply Tags: New Build Systems Product Last response: July 8, 2009 1:18 PM in Systems Share bluenosebongo July 7, 2009 5:55:09 AM Hi, looking to build a Mini-ITX PC for the livingroom. This would be used to watch/listen to media from my NAS and play the likes of WoW and COD:WaW. Other uses would inlcude some video editing. I am smitten on the Antec Mini Skeleton, so here are list of the components on my list so far: Antec Mini Skeleton 90 Mini-ITX Enclosure - 150mm Top Fan Zotac GeForce 9300-ITX WiFi Socket 775 DDR2 onboard VGA DVI HDMI ITX Motherboard http://pden.zotac.com/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage_images.tpl&product_id=145&category_id=7&keyword=9300&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=1 Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200 2.33GHz 1333FSB Socket 775 L2 4MB cache OEM Processor Crucial 4GB Memory Western Digital 320GB 2.5" Here are some potential issues I have identified, I only have a 90w PSU to play with. The case can only takes a half height PCI Express card. The onbaord graphics apparantly are pretty average when running the likes of COD 4 at 800 x 600, but like I said I am looking to run World at War at a higher res. Any tips or advice would be appreciated. here is the case well its a chasis : More about : mini itx build graphics power supply Proximon July 7, 2009 7:23:53 AM Don't get an Nvidia chipset board, and 90W doesn't even cover the processor. You aren't going to game on an Atom processor, which is really what this is designed for. Get the larger one and a better PSU. http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... evongugg July 7, 2009 4:37:19 PM I second that. The processor uses 95W by itself. http://processorfinder.intel.com/details.aspx?sSpec=SLB... Can you get a better PSU? Related resources MiniITX build need opinions(i7 or i5) - Forum $800 Mini-ITX gaming build , help :) - Forum Upgrading Mini-ITX PSU and adding Graphics Card, $200 Budget - Forum Help building mini-ITX PC for HDTV - Forum Mini-ITX Build - Thoughts? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer evongugg July 7, 2009 5:47:16 PM Looks like the motherboard has a standard 24 pin power connector. Not sure about the placement of the PSU in the Antec Mini Skeleton. evongugg July 7, 2009 5:57:48 PM You could get a 8400GS low profile with a standard power supply. Not the best, but it will work. Change the bracket and use the low profile bracket. http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E... evongugg July 7, 2009 6:46:22 PM Here is ome information about for factors and connectors: Power Supplies Types/Form Factors http://www.newegg.com/product/CategoryIntelligenceArtic... evongugg July 8, 2009 1:18:08 PM According to my calculations, you need a power supply with 14 amps on the 12v rails with an 8400GS video card. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Need Help on this Mini-Itx motherboard Forum Mini-ITX Power Supply using Athlon II 610e Forum Future mini-ITX build . Need advice/suggestions please! Forum Budget Mini-ITX Build ( Need Help ) Forum Need Help on this Mini-Itx motherboard Forum A Mini-ITX build for my parents Forum Mini-ITX build : i5 750 + XFX ATI 5000 series? Forum Need some final advice on my build . ( mini-itx ) Forum Help choosing Mini-ITX build for HTPC/XBMC (REALLY TINY MOTHERBOARDS) Forum Need Help Choosing Parts For Mini-ITX Build (Please) Forum Please help me trim my (budget) Mini-ITX Gaming Build Forum Critique my mini-ITX build , please Forum Mini-ITX & Graphics Card Advice Needed Forum Finally hitting a Microcenter! Should I buy these parts? Forum Final Build!!!! Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !