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Picopsu power supply compatibilty

Last response: in Motherboards
January 22, 2013 7:36:01 PM

Can I use the PICOPSU-150-XT and 150W Adapter KIT with ECS Elitegroup Intel Motherboard Intel H61 Mini ITX DDR3 1600 Intel LGA 1155 Motherboards H61H2-I3?
January 26, 2013 2:35:17 AM

I've used the picoPSU-90 with that motherboard and the Intel Pentium G860. Maximum power draw for the whole system (DVD-RW, motherboard, G860, 8GB RAM, 500GB HDD) running Prime95 large FFTs was about 65W.

If you're using the integrated GPU of a SandyBridge processor and not adding a discrete GPU you're good to go, though not so sure when you get up to i7-2600K and the like. Celeron/Pentium/i3 no problem. i5/i7 probably no problem.

Don't bother with for picoPSU / mini-ITX calculations it's off by a factor of 2. I have made my own measurements using a Kill-a-Watt and having built dozens of mini-ITX systems.