Solved PSU for first ITX build Tags: Power Supplies Power Components Product Last response: July 7, 2012 11:27 AM in Components Share games4breakfast July 6, 2012 6:31:22 PM I'm putting together my first mini-ITX system and I think I may have under estimated the power requirements. I picked an Antec VP-450 (http://store.antec.com/Product/power_supply-basiq_power...) pretty cheap and was hoping it would be enough to power this system. i5 3450 - stock, no plans to OC ASRock Z77E-ITX Gigabyte Nvidia 560ti SOC 2x 4GB DDR3 1x SSD 1x HDD BitFenix Prodigy Case (fits an ATX PSU) If the 450w PSU isn't enough, what should I bump up to 500w? 550w? More about : psu itx build games4breakfast July 6, 2012 6:47:45 PM I'm definitely going to need a different PSU, as the VP-450 only has 1 6-pin power connector, and the 560ti SOC needs 2. Would the Corsair GS500 be a good alternative? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... m 0 l Best solution Silvune a c 87 ) Power supply July 6, 2012 7:54:52 PM You have to watch out in the Bitfenix Prodigy for the max PSU length of 16cm, and that space includes the cables. The Corsair GS500 is 16cm long by itself so probably will have a tough, if not impossible time fitting in the Prodigy. The Silverstone Strider Plus 500W ST50F-P is 14cm long and has modular cables so hopefully it will be easy to create a tidy build. ($75 @ NCIX US / $80 @ Newegg) http://pcpartpicker.com/part/silverstone-power-supply-s... Share Related resources First M-ITX build, PSU and cpu cooler - Forum Silverstone mini-itx build - concern about psu 450w - Forum First pc build (Mini ITX, would like criticism) - Forum mini-ITX build, insufficient PSU wattage? - Forum first mini itx gaming build review - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer games4breakfast July 7, 2012 11:27:13 AM Thanks for the help the Silverstone looks great. m 0 l games4breakfast July 7, 2012 11:27:13 AM Best answer selected by games4breakfast. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Solvedmini ITX gaming first build review help Forum SolvedMini-ATX/ITX Build - Need comments on PSU, RAM, GPU Forum SolvedMy first build (Mini ITX Gaming); Where did I mess up? Forum SolvedMy First PC Build -- Mini ITX -- Budget ($2000) Forum SolvedFirst time PC build, Mini ITX Forum SolvedFirst ITX build, would like advice. Forum Solvedfirst time build/itx Forum SolvedA10 7850k build Streacom Mini Itx Pico PSU Forum SolvedFirst Mini ITX Gaming Build $1500 Budget Forum SolvedNeed critique first time Mini ITX build Forum SolvedCheap silent PSU for cheap mini itx build Forum SolvedWhich psu and cpu cooler is right for my Bitfenix Prodigy, GA-H87N-WIFI Mini ITX build? Forum SolvedITX Build advice needed. First build - basic, next one - crazy stuff Forum SolvedMini-Itx 770 Lightning build. (First build, need some help) Forum SolvedFirst Build Mini-ITX Forum More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !