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Will a pico psu work?
Dec 31, 2012, 6:08 AM
My HTPC Build:
ASRock H67M-ITX LGA 1155 Intel H67 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Mini ITX Intel Motherboard
Intel Core i3-2100 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 & stock cooler
1 80mm fan I had laying around
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBXL
PNY RVCGGT4301XXB GeForce GT 430 (Fermi) 1GB PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card
LITE-ON Black 12X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 12X DVD-RAM 8X BD-ROM SATA 12X Blu-ray Burner with Blu Ray 3D Feature IHBS112-04
Seagate Momentus XT ST95005620AS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache 2.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s with NCQ Solid State Hybrid Drive -Bare Drive
All going into an antique silverware case made of wood. (Blends nicely with my wife's tastes and only cost $7)
Actually planning on running XBMC off a usb 3.0 and not sure If I want the BR drive so really only need to power the mobo, ram, i3, and gt430
This is strictly for XBMC.
Outervision psu calc (
recommends min 176w - 233w with the drives and 102w -152w w/o HDD,DVD drive, and GPU
I want to use a pico to keep the case open and airy/cool but have room for a mini itx/1U pso if I have to.
Any suggestions are appreciated as this is my first htpc build and I would like to keep the drives and GPU.
Just found this
Jan 4, 2013
Dec 31, 2012
will pico work
Dec 31, 2012, 9:57 AM
I highly doubt 200W will cut it, but if you feel confident you can always try.
Minimum System Power Requirement (W) 300 W
Dec 31, 2012, 11:00 AM
i wouldnt trust that brand havent heard anything about it get a 450-500W PSU
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Dec 31, 2012, 12:44 PM
I'm not sure this will fit but I use it in my server and it run's great
Dec 31, 2012, 3:07 PM
I think it would probably work but I don't think I would run it personally. The power brick would get extremely hot.
Dec 31, 2012, 8:21 PM
Don't run anything with the top closed!!!!!! And the one I posted above runs pretty cool in my custom case. It was an old Pioneer stereo receiver I converted. It does have lots of airflow.
Jan 4, 2013, 1:26 PM
Hmm I have a Corsair cx 430 I got for $20 from NE a while back I could stick it in a cigar box next to the Puter. thanks all.
Jan 4, 2013, 1:28 PM
Best answer selected by travalon.
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