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August 21, 2012 12:02:50 AM

hi gysi ased a uestion about a pico psu at 120 watt powering y mi iy system ut apparantlyit won poer my sstem soi need a propper psu however the casis custom build and it is built out of clear acrylic and was origoanlly intended for external psu i could make case bigger but need ultrra samll phyical size hense smal itx board. need advice on good wattage but physically small psu that i can maybe shoehorn into the case anyone any ideas please thanks
August 21, 2012 12:21:47 AM

not sure if you have these

http://ncix.com/products/?sku=22202

they are really small. the only problem is that they use custom mounting that you will have to somehow mod the case to make it fit
August 21, 2012 12:46:14 AM

You can also look at a SFX unit(if you need more power). still smaller then an ATX size.

http://ncix.com/products/?sku=53637&vpn=ST45SF&manufact...

What is in the system. This may help with how many watts(12 volt being most important) you need.

Maybe you can still get some kind of small frame less unit to fit.
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August 21, 2012 8:45:15 PM

nukemaster said:
You can also look at a SFX unit(if you need more power). still smaller then an ATX size.

http://ncix.com/products/?sku=53637&vpn=ST45SF&manufact...

What is in the system. This may help with how many watts(12 volt being most important) you need.

Maybe you can still get some kind of small frame less unit to fit.



its a complete custom build pc i am attempting to build the smallest physical size pc you can with an itx board and still keep maximum performance but i also want to incorpoate just 1 fan on the cpu no other case fans if possible or maybe just some ultra silent micro fans into the case. specs are intel core i3 the fastest i cna find thinking a 2120 or something likeit socket 1155 with 8gb ram asus itx motherboard and a 120gb ssd drive and a ultraslim dvd drive. case will be mae out of clear acrylic. dont know about graph card so any suggestions are great it needs to be passive and half height thanks
August 21, 2012 9:00:20 PM

You cpu will have its own built in video. Most half height video cards without a fan will not be very fast. If you could do with a fan and 2x thick card, this would be my choice.

http://www.powercolor.com/Global/products_features.asp?...

For power, Shuttle power supplies are going to be smaller. I think they come up to about 500 watts as well(way more then enough to run your cpu choice and a 6770). A good 300 would pull it off even.

If you keep the system slim(no video card/ Laptop DVD drive SSD ect), I see no reason why a PictoPSU would not handle it. The biggest issue I see is that the PictoPSU tends to come with a smaller external brick limiting the max power of it.

They have a 160watt pictoPSU(more then needed) Needs a power brick still

http://ncix.com/products/?sku=54341&vpn=PICOPSU-160-XT&...
August 22, 2012 4:28:48 PM

nukemaster said:
You cpu will have its own built in video. Most half height video cards without a fan will not be very fast. If you could do with a fan and 2x thick card, this would be my choice.

http://www.powercolor.com/Global/products_features.asp?...

For power, Shuttle power supplies are going to be smaller. I think they come up to about 500 watts as well(way more then enough to run your cpu choice and a 6770). A good 300 would pull it off even.

If you keep the system slim(no video card/ Laptop DVD drive SSD ect), I see no reason why a PictoPSU would not handle it. The biggest issue I see is that the PictoPSU tends to come with a smaller external brick limiting the max power of it.

They have a 160watt pictoPSU(more then needed) Needs a power brick still

http://ncix.com/products/?sku=54341&vpn=PICOPSU-160-XT&...



shame i live in england you cant seemto ge the there if you find one on an english website let me know would it not power a basic graph card i only want it to lookcool and play battlefield on a lan
August 22, 2012 5:03:35 PM

150 watt power supply.

http://www.ebuyer.com/392395-streacom-160w-picopsu-and-...

For a video card, you will need to go real light. Are you looking to play the latest battlefield game?

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/HD_7750/8.html

Something like a 7750 comes in a low profile, but you "may"(My guess is you would get up to about 120-140 area at peak, but that is starting to get close to the limit.) be able to up it to a 7770(it also need a power cable. something picto psu lacks). Theses are not top end card, but are not bad to be honest.

Not many of the online stores i know of are selling this card in your area.

Amazon, but its out of stock right now.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/VTX3D-Radeon-Graphics-GDDR5-Exp...
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