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February 6, 2012 2:15:33 PM

Two power questions. I already own the 1100t, so want to keep that. I also want to stay to the mini itx form with slim drive. Problem is not sure if 250W psu can power this (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003NYGP9U/ref=ox_sc_a...). Second problem, from what I read there can be some problems running a 1100t on a board that sets the thermal point at 95W.

ASUS M4A88T-I Deluxe AM3 AMD 880G USB 3.0 HDMI Mini ITX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

AMD x6 3.3GHZ 125W 1100t
http://www.amazon.com/AMD-Phenom-1090T-Processor-HDT90Z...

G Skill 2x4GB 204pin SoDIMM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS 6570
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004X8EOB6/ref=ox_sc_a...

Samsung CD/DVD burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

After checking sites for total watts I was still under 210.

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February 6, 2012 2:54:40 PM

No hard drive? I came up with 217 minimum and 267 recommended with a hard drive, I would go for a 350W to be safe.

Don't know the answer to your second question.

Good luck
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February 6, 2012 3:30:52 PM

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Two power questions. I already own the 1100t, so want to keep that. I also want to stay to the mini itx form with slim drive. Problem is not sure if 250W psu can power this (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003NYGP9U/ref=ox_sc_a...).


This is one of the better PSU calculators: http://extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp

Considering your CPU uses 125-135W + ~75W for the GPU + extra for the rest, a 250W is not enough. You'll be running very close to the ceiling, and the 250W PSUs aren't usually made well.

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Second problem, from what I read there can be some problems running a 1100t on a board that sets the thermal point at 95W.


I would expect this. The 1100t is one of the more powerful CPUs that draws about 125-135W. If your board only sends 95W to the CPU, you're going to experience major issues.
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February 6, 2012 3:31:10 PM

It seems obvious enough to me, that if it says 95w max, you cannot use a 125w cpu in it.

A big, hot, inefficient hexacore is a horrible choice for a mini-itx build, it just doesn't make sense.
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