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Will a pico psu work?

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
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  1. 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-430/specifications
    Minimum System Power Requirement (W) 300 W
  2. i wouldnt trust that brand havent heard anything about it get a 450-500W PSU
  3. 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=N82E16817338031
  4. I think it would probably work but I don't think I would run it personally. The power brick would get extremely hot.
  5. Best answer
    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.
  6. 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.
  7. Best answer selected by travalon.
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