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external PSU for HTPC

Postby smack323 » Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:20 pm

ok my next project is to mod a NES into an HTPC- I am thinking about using an external PSU to save space. I fould something like this and was wondering if you guys think it will provide enough power for my system. http://www.mini-box.com/picoPSU-90-80W-power-kit
or if this would even work with that mother board.

I am just now sure how much power this thing will draw.

The rest of the system I have is as follows:
ZOTAC IONITX-G-E Intel Atom 330 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813500037
4GB RAM
laptop DVD Drive
30 GB OCZ Vertex SSD (I might change to a 2.5 laptop drive for more storage)
Core i5-6500 - Corsair Vengence 16GB DDR4 2133 - Asus GTX 1070 DUAL 8GB - Antec 750W - Crucial 525GB SSD - Windows 10 64bit - ASUS 27" LED

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Re: external PSU for HTPC

Postby DMB2000uk » Tue Mar 02, 2010 5:09 am

I don't know ION's power use off hand, but as it's designed for netbooks and stuff, I'm pretty confident in saying an 80W PSU will be fine for your needs.

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Re: external PSU for HTPC

Postby kenc51 » Tue Mar 02, 2010 8:34 am

smack323 wrote:ok my next project is to mod a NES into an HTPC- I am thinking about using an external PSU to save space. I fould something like this and was wondering if you guys think it will provide enough power for my system. http://www.mini-box.com/picoPSU-90-80W-power-kit
or if this would even work with that mother board.

I am just now sure how much power this thing will draw.

The rest of the system I have is as follows:
ZOTAC IONITX-G-E Intel Atom 330 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813500037
4GB RAM
laptop DVD Drive
30 GB OCZ Vertex SSD (I might change to a 2.5 laptop drive for more storage)


That setup will pull about ~60W when stressing GPU & CPU according to a recent review over on Anandtech
Zotac supply a 90W (19v) external PSU with their mini-ITX Atom boards.

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Re: external PSU for HTPC

Postby smack323 » Tue Mar 02, 2010 1:05 pm

ok i'll give it a try.. thanks for the info guys.
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