just a little update: Well the PSU in the Case i brought ended up giving up the ghost causing the system to constantly restart
For a while i had a 600W Supply hanging out the back of the case to get me through until i could find a new supply.
I was still looking for a PicoPSU and came across a PicoPSU 150W on ebay with a good quality brick and 18months old and the best thing of all was i managed to get it for a buy it now price of £41 with £5 postage link
I now have it in my Media Center, I had to extend the P4 connector lines and DC in Lines a little bit but this wasn't a problem, wire, crimps done
The systems now Idles at a stupidly low temperature and draws 26-30watts, prime95 causes cores to rise to 38-40 and it draws 67-69watts quite a bit of difference compared to old supply.
The only think im wondering is the SCYTHE Big Shuriken 2 Rev.B 775/940/AM2/AM2+/AM3/1155 pulls air from the top of the case and blows it out over the motherboard, maybe this cooked the old PSU, will it do the same to my PicoPSU?
I have a silent fan pulling in cool air from the back of the case then the CPU cooler pulls it down and through, the heat gets blown out to the holes around the bottom my case and the front of the case.
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2012-07-02 11:39 Post: #61
Old newbie trying his hardest to get his head around skinning lol, expect loads of questions :-)
It may be hard but the challenge of learning something new is fun :-)