So I'm wondering if this 150-XT PicoPSU is enough to power the following HTPC
CPU: Intel i3-530
MB: Gigabyte GA-H55N-USB3 mini-itx
Ram: Corsair XMS3 4GB
HDD: 1TB (don't remember brand)
DVD burner: LG I think (but not sure if I need to keep it)
Case: MI-008 (the stock PSU is driving me nuts!)
one other though I have is pulling the HDD and DVD, putting a small SSD and running the live version of XBMC, as this will only power a 32" TV and draw from the main HTPC that services the big TV. any thoughts on that?
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2012-07-29 05:28 Post: #1
(This post was last modified: 2012-07-29 05:44 by xj-boonie.)
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2012-07-29 16:10 Post: #2
Definitely. Assuming that your 12v adapter has enough capacity. 60w should be enough, 80w would be no doubt. I have a setup that is similar except I have a dGPU and a pci-e tuner and I've never seen my system draw over 50w.
HTPC: Win 7 Home 64-bit | MB | CPU | GPU | RAM | Case | PSU | Tuner | HDDs: OS, Media | DVD Burner | Remote
Media server: unraid 4.7 | CPU | MB | RAM | Case | PSU | HDDs: Parity-2TB, Data-2x2TB
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Location: New Hampshire
2012-07-29 17:48 Post: #3
The 150w will work but it is triple what you need. A 90w pico with 90w or higher ac adapter or the 120w wide pico with 18.5 or 19v 120w would be a better choice. The 90w would mean fewer splitters and adapters which is important in such a small cases.
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