Question about Pico PSU's Tags: Prebuilt Systems Last response: November 3, 2011 1:53 AM in Systems Share Herdo October 23, 2011 3:47:22 AM Hello everyone. I am a bit confused by these PicoPSU's. First of all I am planning on build a new system and I am not entirely sure I will be able to power it using one of these PicoPSU's. MSI mini-ITX MoBo Intel i3 2100 Sandy Bridge 3.1Ghz 65W CPU OCZ Vertex Series 30GB SATA II Solid State Drive Kingston 4GB (1x4GB) DDR3 1333 Value RAM The PicoPSU I want to use is the 150-XT. The problem I am having is I cannot find a 150W (or greater) 12V power adapter. The best I have found is a 120W power brick. I've used the power supply calculators available through Thermaltake and eXtreme, and they both say the recommended PSU wattage is 150W under 100% full load. Is that really necessary, or are the the calculators just generous? Would the 120W be enough? Thanks for taking the time to read my question! Also, I plan on using this PC for only 1 thing that I don't think is very intensive, so a 100% load on the system is pretty unlikely. More about : question pico psu kajabla October 23, 2011 4:11:41 AM 120W should be fine. http://www.anandtech.com/show/4083/the-sandy-bridge-rev... Shows the max load on a 2100 system around 110, but as you said, you probably won't be maxing anyway. m 0 l Herdo October 23, 2011 4:30:04 AM Ah thank you! Something else I forgot to mention, I am planning on using the chips integrated GPU. Does anyone have any idea how much extra power that might pull? I also would like to note that I have found 12V 150W power adapters but I they all have some sort of odd output jack. I need to keep the 2.5/5.5 output. From what I have seen I think the 120W will suffice, at least I hope. m 0 l Related resources A10 7850k build Streacom Mini Itx Pico PSU - Forum Will a pico psu work? - Forum Pico PSU 20pin ATX with GIGABYTE GA-H55N-USB3 - Forum True Rated 700 watts PSU purchased - question about PSU - Forum Will my pico psu power this - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Herdo October 23, 2011 5:25:17 AM http://www.ebay.com/itm/picoPSU-150-XT-DC-DC-150W-PSU-A... Doh! I feel dumb... Didn't even think to check Ebay until now... Thanks again for the help kajabla! m 0 l scooter69 November 3, 2011 1:53:39 AM Mini-Box has a 150 Pico PSU, here's the link. http://www.mini-box.com/picoPSU-150-XT m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Solvedi have an question about psu Forum SolvedQuestion about PSU and MOBO.... Forum Solvedquestion about psu watts Forum Pico PSU- 20 pin for 24 pin Socket? Forum SolvedQuestion about PSU's and the minimum power requirements of the graphics card Forum SolvedQuestion about PSU for MSI R9 280x Forum SolvedQuestion about PSU for GTX 770 Forum SolvedI have a question about a new graphics card! Will my PSU handle? Forum Will a 200 Watt Pico-PSU Work for this build? Forum PICO PSU for HTPC Forum SolvedQuestion about PSU Wattage Forum SolvedQuestion about PCIe PSU cord Forum SolvedQuestion about my new PSU Forum SolvedQuestion about PSU Forum SolvedQuestion about PCIE cord from psu to video card Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !