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RE: Antec ISK 300-90 picoPSU HTPC A6-3500 Very Silent! A6-PACK - dkaris - 2012-10-05 14:18

(2012-10-05 11:46)Beer40oz Wrote:  
(2012-10-05 11:07)dkaris Wrote:  Hello group,
I really like this pack and I am trying to build one....I do have one question concerning the picoPSU.
If there is a need for this system to run 24/7 in order to download stuff or do other stuff, will the picoPSU be safe?
What I mean is, what happens with the heat coming from excessive usage....

Thanks again


Yes it safe.... I have my desktop running 24/7 with the same 90w Pico... Wink
Thanks Beer40oz...I do have one more question. Would it be safe to put a 120W picoPSU....maybe it is not needed but it seems it is easier to find it.

Regards
dkaris


RE: Antec ISK 300-90 picoPSU HTPC A6-3500 Very Silent! A6-PACK - payders - 2012-10-05 14:25

I know some of the picoPSU external bricks have fans built in (which increase noise) - is this the case with the 120W?


RE: Antec ISK 300-90 picoPSU HTPC A6-3500 Very Silent! A6-PACK - dkaris - 2012-10-05 14:30

For sure I do not want to add noise....


RE: Antec ISK 300-90 picoPSU HTPC A6-3500 Very Silent! A6-PACK - Dougie Fresh - 2012-10-05 14:41

If you get the picoPSU 120-WI-25 and a 19V brick it will not have a fan and will be safer than the 12V 10A adapter (the picoPSU harness is rated at 8A).

I use this brick for picoPSU 120-WI-25 builds: Anker® New Laptop AC Adapter/Charger + Power Supply Cord (19V 6.3A 120W 5.5*2.5mm)


RE: Antec ISK 300-90 picoPSU HTPC A6-3500 Very Silent! A6-PACK - dkaris - 2012-10-05 14:47

Hey Doug,
Thanks for the details one more option to think of.....
Only thing left now it to try and locate the most suitable case.....Antec ISK 300-65 is hard to get.....we'll see

Thanks for the recommendation


Sv: Antec ISK 300-90 picoPSU HTPC A6-3500 Very Silent! A6-PACK - mag_sol76 - 2012-10-06 20:37

Been following this thread with interest for a while. Am gonna use an ISK110 but not so sure about the A6-3500. The htpc will be used as a htpc (no surprise there) but also for console emulators. Has anybody here tried emulators on their 6-pack and what's the verdict? The other cpu i'm considering is the i3-3225. The reason being that i assume that the stronger cpu would benefit emulators. Any thoughts?


RE: Antec ISK 300-90 picoPSU HTPC A6-3500 Very Silent! - jaboki - 2012-10-07 19:58

(2012-10-01 23:16)Dougie Fresh Wrote:  The "150" has an internal AC/DC 150W power supply with a little fan whereas the "65" has an internal fanless DC power board with an external AC adapter. That's the big difference.

You can still mod the ISK 300-150 to use the PICO+External Right? Seems like you can cause I still see the plug for the case on the 150 model.


RE: Antec ISK 300-90 picoPSU HTPC A6-3500 Very Silent! - Beer40oz - 2012-10-07 20:09

(2012-10-07 19:58)jaboki Wrote:  
(2012-10-01 23:16)Dougie Fresh Wrote:  The "150" has an internal AC/DC 150W power supply with a little fan whereas the "65" has an internal fanless DC power board with an external AC adapter. That's the big difference.

You can still mod the ISK 300-150 to use the PICO+External Right? Seems like you can cause I still see the plug for the case on the 150 model.

Yes... just take the internal 150 PSU out....'

difference is that the 150 case will have that extra window where the PSU fan blows out....


RE: Antec ISK 300-90 picoPSU HTPC A6-3500 Very Silent! - jaboki - 2012-10-07 20:25

(2012-10-07 20:09)Beer40oz Wrote:  
(2012-10-07 19:58)jaboki Wrote:  
(2012-10-01 23:16)Dougie Fresh Wrote:  The "150" has an internal AC/DC 150W power supply with a little fan whereas the "65" has an internal fanless DC power board with an external AC adapter. That's the big difference.

You can still mod the ISK 300-150 to use the PICO+External Right? Seems like you can cause I still see the plug for the case on the 150 model.

Yes... just take the internal 150 PSU out....'

difference is that the 150 case will have that extra window where the PSU fan blows out....

Do you know if the 150 power supply sucks just as much as the 65?


RE: Antec ISK 300-90 picoPSU HTPC A6-3500 Very Silent! - Beer40oz - 2012-10-07 20:40

(2012-10-07 20:25)jaboki Wrote:  
(2012-10-07 20:09)Beer40oz Wrote:  
(2012-10-07 19:58)jaboki Wrote:  You can still mod the ISK 300-150 to use the PICO+External Right? Seems like you can cause I still see the plug for the case on the 150 model.

Yes... just take the internal 150 PSU out....'

difference is that the 150 case will have that extra window where the PSU fan blows out....

Do you know if the 150 power supply sucks just as much as the 65?

The 150 PSU that comes with it don't suck. It will do the job. Big Grin Give it a shot first see if you like it... you can always change it out.


RE: Antec ISK 300-90 picoPSU HTPC A6-3500 Very Silent! - jaboki - 2012-10-07 20:47

(2012-10-07 20:40)Beer40oz Wrote:  
(2012-10-07 20:25)jaboki Wrote:  
(2012-10-07 20:09)Beer40oz Wrote:  Yes... just take the internal 150 PSU out....'

difference is that the 150 case will have that extra window where the PSU fan blows out....

Do you know if the 150 power supply sucks just as much as the 65?

The 150 PSU that comes with it don't suck. It will do the job. Big Grin Give it a shot first see if you like it... you can always change it out.

thanks for the input. by the way, your post is awesome. thank you so much for getting this started, as it's helping out on my first htpc build.


RE: Antec ISK 300-90 picoPSU HTPC A6-3500 Very Silent! - bluray - 2012-10-07 20:49

(2012-10-07 20:25)jaboki Wrote:  
(2012-10-07 20:09)Beer40oz Wrote:  
(2012-10-07 19:58)jaboki Wrote:  You can still mod the ISK 300-150 to use the PICO+External Right? Seems like you can cause I still see the plug for the case on the 150 model.

Yes... just take the internal 150 PSU out....'

difference is that the 150 case will have that extra window where the PSU fan blows out....

Do you know if the 150 power supply sucks just as much as the 65?
CpTHOOK seem to like his ISK 300-150 very much.....


RE: Antec ISK 300-90 picoPSU HTPC A6-3500 Very Silent! - jaboki - 2012-10-07 20:56

(2012-10-07 20:49)bluray Wrote:  
(2012-10-07 20:25)jaboki Wrote:  
(2012-10-07 20:09)Beer40oz Wrote:  Yes... just take the internal 150 PSU out....'

difference is that the 150 case will have that extra window where the PSU fan blows out....

Do you know if the 150 power supply sucks just as much as the 65?
CpTHOOK seem to like his ISK 300-150 very much.....

oh nice! i think ill do some testing with the stock 150 like the op suggested before swapping in the pico+scythe.


RE: A6-PACK ~ ISK 300-90 picoPSU HTPC A6-3500 Very Silent! - Xexiz - 2012-10-09 18:13

Just thinking about that and.. The Scythe "Big Shuriken 2" CPU Cooler does not support FM2. Does the brakets will really need to be different than the FM1? I would like to grab one of those new FM2 mobo / apu but don't want to wait months until Scythe release a rev C to support FM2 sockets.

Thanks


RE: A6-PACK ~ ISK 300-90 picoPSU HTPC A6-3500 Very Silent! - bluray - 2012-10-09 19:05

(2012-10-09 18:13)Xexiz Wrote:  Just thinking about that and.. The Scythe "Big Shuriken 2" CPU Cooler does not support FM2. Does the brakets will really need to be different than the FM1? I would like to grab one of those new FM2 mobo / apu but don't want to wait months until Scythe release a rev C to support FM2 sockets.

Thanks
Why not this "COOLER MASTER GeminII M4 RR-GMM4-16PK-R2 120mm Slim Fan" with very similar spec?