Pico PSU 90W enough for basic htpc?

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wildzx Offline
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Lets say for A8-3650 or ion 2100. (with 32gb ssd, 4gb, no drive, no video card) will 90W be enough? ....or 120w
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I think you mean an AMD A6-3650...
Per AMDs website, it has a TDP of 100 W.
So 90W won't cut it.
120W will get you there, but just.

If you go the i3-2100 route the max TDP of that chipset is 65W so 90W would probably be OK, but again, just.

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i'd never use a PSU that has less Watts then the CPU it powers....

get a quad-core with 65W TDP like the A8-3800 or A6-3600
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How about an i3 2100T, only 35 watts.

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I use a PICO-90 with an i3-2100T, powered by solar.

Works perfectly.
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(2012-03-29 15:13)vinistois Wrote:  I use a PICO-90 with an i3-2100T, powered by solar.

Works perfectly.

That's interesting. Mind linking the solar kit you use with it and your experiences so far?
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I running two systems with a picoPSU-90 and 72W AC adapter. One is a i3-2100 with 1 SSD, 1 2.5" HDD and ODD. The other is a G620 with the same. I have a picoPSU 120 with 60W AC adapter running an H55/i3-540 with 750GB WD Green drive and ODD. I've never seen any of them go over 50W measure via Kill-A-Watt.
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eskro Offline
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fair enough, again, i'd never use a PSU that has less Watts then the CPU TDP it powers....
(This post was last modified: 2012-03-30 03:16 by eskro.)
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