A6-PACK ☆ ISK 300-90 picoPSU HTPC A6-3500 Very Silent!

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man, $55 for that 90W pico di gallo combo, its FTW!!!

i say GET IT!!
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(2012-05-12 01:46)OopsAllBerrys Wrote:  I got this 192w power brick to go with the 160XT picoPSU (also ordered on mini-box):

http://www.mini-box.com/12v-16A-AC-DC-Power-Adapter

right now i have it hooked thru the pci slot. I am hoping Dougie can make the slot cover with the right hole in it so i can secure the 4 pin mini-din jack to it for a cleaner look.


Can you upload some pics. I think am gonna go for the same one as you. How long are the cables? Or should i go for the 150w one
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do you think using the 300-150 case would solve these problems?
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Above:
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The back, I had to push out that metal when I had the tiny 250w PSU inside the case (from my Apex case):
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Inside, the white connector is part of the picoPSU, it's where the 4 pin adapter connects:
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picoPSU, its hard to see it down there plugged in the slot. The cables come VERY close to the 2nd exhaust fan I have in there. I'm sure I don't need the fan but the Enermax fans don't make any noticable noise.
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Nothing too special about the power brick, its big, has a green light on it.
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(2012-05-12 02:24)MrKay Wrote:  
(2012-05-12 01:46)OopsAllBerrys Wrote:  I got this 192w power brick to go with the 160XT picoPSU (also ordered on mini-box):

http://www.mini-box.com/12v-16A-AC-DC-Power-Adapter

right now i have it hooked thru the pci slot. I am hoping Dougie can make the slot cover with the right hole in it so i can secure the 4 pin mini-din jack to it for a cleaner look.


Can you upload some pics. I think am gonna go for the same one as you. How long are the cables? Or should i go for the 150w one

I am using this on a A8 3850 which has a TDP of 100w. You can get away with a 150w on a A6 3500 fine. The 192w a/c adapter is still only giving the computer 160w max since thats what the 160XT picoPSU is rated at.
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Poor cable... hope you get that fixed.

Cool pics.... nice job!

But yes from what people been telling me you can get away with the 90W Pico I am about to buy.... on a A6-3500 ...... and maybe even a 65W A8...

and my 90W Pico has all the connections I need + the P4 and I will be able to use the stock hole.


" You can get away with a 150w on a A6 3500 fine." that is way more power then needed....
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(2012-05-12 03:18)Beer40oz Wrote:  Cool pics.... nice job!

But yes from what people been telling me you can get away with the 90W Pico I am about to buy.... on a A6-3500 ...... and maybe even a 65W A8...

Yea I am sure the 90w will work with the A6, but definitely not with my A8. I don't think there is a 65w A8. I'd rather go a lil overkill knowing it will work instead of hoping. My electric bill isn't going to be noticeably higher cause I went with a 160XT picoPSU Tongue
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Thanks for the pics i have the A8 3820 that's a 65watts 4 core's. I just don't no what to do. If i go for this it's gonna cost me around £85 to £100 more then the case it self. The case was £70
Do you guys think i can get away with 150w for my A8 3820
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(2012-05-12 03:23)OopsAllBerrys Wrote:  Yea I am sure the 90w will work with the A6, but definitely not with my A8. I don't think there is a 65w A8. I'd rather go a lil overkill knowing it will work instead of hoping. My electric bill isn't going to be noticeably higher cause I went with a 160XT picoPSU Tongue
Yes, there are A8-3800 and A8-3820 with 65W TDP. Since it have more powerful CPU and iGPU, it'll always peak higher than A6-3500.....

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(2012-05-12 03:31)MrKay Wrote:  Thanks for the pics i have the A8 3820 that's a 65watts 4 core's. I just don't no what to do. If i go for this it's gonna cost me around £85 to £100 more then the case it self. The case was £70
Do you guys think i can get away with 150w for my A8 3820

Sure get the 150W..... yes it will work.
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I might go for PicoPSU-160-XT & ACDC-12V/150W that way i dont need to cut anything and plus i can upgrade down the road to a 160 brick. Plus do you guys think these will handle trinity apu cause i might upgrade to the a10 5700 when it comes out
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(2012-05-12 03:36)MrKay Wrote:  I might go for PicoPSU-160-XT & ACDC-12V/150W that way i dont need to cut anything

Well the 160xt wont fit your stock HOLE....

the 150 should..... show me a pic of the 150...
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(2012-05-12 03:31)MrKay Wrote:  Thanks for the pics i have the A8 3820 that's a 65watts 4 core's. I just don't no what to do. If i go for this it's gonna cost me around £85 to £100 more then the case it self. The case was £70
That is sad.....

(2012-05-12 03:31)MrKay Wrote:  Do you guys think i can get away with 150w for my A8 3820
It should be enough....but I know how my mind work- when I have a powerful CPU as the A8, I will probably end up overclock it and doing multi-task with it......would as well get the 160 version so you have some room for future adventure....!

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Dude let me see the 150.... I don't think you are going to over clock... + if you do... then the 150 is way more the you need..... ask Dugie he knows his stuff.
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(2012-05-12 03:04)OopsAllBerrys Wrote:  The back, I had to push out that metal when I had the tiny 250w PSU inside the case (from my Apex case):
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This where the two kits below come in handy......

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I own that Blu....

Why are you pushing the 160xt?


If the 150 fits the stock hole and its all you need...

[Image: picoPSU-150-xt-12V-big2.jpg]

http://www.mini-box.com/picoPSU-150-XT

That is if you wan't more power.... yes I will say on a 100W A8
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