Solved Will a pico psu work? Tags: New Build Intel Systems Product Last response: January 4, 2013 1:28 PM in Systems Share travalon December 31, 2012 6:08:30 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 (http://www.extreme.outervision.com/PSUEngine) 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 http://www.mini-box.com/PW-200M-DC-DC-power-supply More about : pico psu work nconde25 December 31, 2012 9:57:22 AM I highly doubt 200W will cut it, but if you feel confident you can always try. http://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-gt... Minimum System Power Requirement (W) 300 W Emelth December 31, 2012 11:00:54 AM i wouldnt trust that brand havent heard anything about it get a 450-500W PSU Related resources Will a 200 Watt Pico-PSU Work for this build? - Forum Pico PSU - 20 pin for 24 pin Socket? - Forum Pico PSU 20pin ATX with GIGABYTE GA-H55N-USB3 - Forum PICO PSU for HTPC - Forum 200 watt Pico power supply enough? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer zdbc13 December 31, 2012 12:44:47 PM I'm not sure this will fit but I use it in my server and it run's great http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... jmsellars1 December 31, 2012 3:07:55 PM I think it would probably work but I don't think I would run it personally. The power brick would get extremely hot. Best solution zdbc13 December 31, 2012 8:21:31 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. travalon January 4, 2013 1:26:59 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. travalon January 4, 2013 1:28:05 PM Best answer selected by travalon. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumMultiple high efficiency Pico power supplies? ForumPico PSU Question ForumWill my pico psu power this ForumQuestion about Pico PSU 's ForumHow to run pico 2000 on windows 7 ForumHow to instal Pico 2000 on my new PC ForumTypes of PSU for Mini ITX, and what are some brand? ForumCustom build pc need advise desperate on psu +graph Forumnew system psu advice really needed and graphics card advice too ForumHTPC Mobo+CPU ~$150 ForumWill this build work? ForumIm building an AMD Gaming PC.Tips?Improvements?Will it bottleneck? ForumWill this new build work ForumSeeking answers if this will fit together ForumWould this build work smoothly? More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !