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What size of powerpack should I buy?

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January 15, 2011 9:31:21 PM

Hi, I am planning on building a mini-itx computer and am unsure how much power I need.

MOTHERBOARD (D510MO) & CPU (intel atom processor, 1.66GHz)
http://www.intel.com/products/desktop/motherboards/D510...

2GB DDR2-800 RAM
1 DVD DRIVE
500GB 7200RPM HARD DRIVE

I don't currently have a case, but i'm hoping to make it as small as possible.
Will I be right on thinking a 120W psu will be more than enough?

Any ideas or suggestions would be great
Thanks

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January 15, 2011 10:09:23 PM

Crazy that intel dont seem to specify power requirements , but since its an atom maybe they figure power draw is so close to zero it isnt worth mentioning

Id think 120 Watt was plenty. None of the atom powered netbooks would have power adapters any where near that powerful . Mine says its 65 watt , and it will run the pc and charge the battery without getting warm
January 16, 2011 11:46:03 PM

Outlander_04 said:
Crazy that intel dont seem to specify power requirements , but since its an atom maybe they figure power draw is so close to zero it isnt worth mentioning

Id think 120 Watt was plenty. None of the atom powered netbooks would have power adapters any where near that powerful . Mine says its 65 watt , and it will run the pc and charge the battery without getting warm


Okay thank mate
January 17, 2011 11:10:50 AM

They do make some larger ones, but 120W is about the biggest power brick that will be easy to find, as long as you arent running a full blown GPU on it you should stay well under 100W. You might want to check out the Jonnyguru Pico PSU review, it will give you an idea of which of the little units are good.
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...
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