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  • #26787

    Hi All,

     

    This is my first post, I hope I can find some help here about my next project. I have setup ATX machines in the past, but I’m planning to set up a mini pc to use as DESKTOP PC. I found some refences here,but I’m still have some doubts as the mini pc seems to be pretty differents to an ATX setup.

     

    This is that I have at the moment:

    • M350 Universal Mini-ITX PC enclosure PicoPSU compatible
    • WD Scorpio Black 500 GB SATA 7200 RPM 16 MB Cache Bulk/OEM 2.5″ Mobile Hard Drive (WD5000BPKT)
    • Samsung 840 Series 2.5 inch 120GB SATA III internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-7TD120BW
    • Crucial 8GB Kit (4GBx2) DDR3 1600 MT/s (PC3-12800) CL11 SODIMM 204-Pin 1.35V/1.5V Notebook Memory Modules CT2CP51264BF16​0B
    • Intel Core i3-3220 Dual-Core Processor 3.3 Ghz 3 MB Cache LGA 1155 – BX80637i33220
    • Intel Desktop Board DH61AG Thin Mini-ITX
    • Lite-On PA-1151-03  (150 w)  I’m not totally sure about this component

    Do you think this a good machine for a desktop? is it ok the 150w power or with less it’s ok?

    Thanks for your help
    #32991
    babgvant

    What are your goals?

    #32992
    oliverredfox

    http://www.thermaltake.outervision.com/Power puts it at around 148w draw off the items you named (it may use a little less or more depending on item specifics).  And that’s without running any USB devices, PCI cards, etc.  So you’ll be pushing that power supply really tight.

    #32993
    jose_135

    Thanks guys for your comments,I really appreciate it.

     

    [quote=babgvant]

     

    What are your goals?

     

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    Its just for desktop use, as browsing, play 1080 videos.

     

     

    [quote=babgvant]

    http://www.thermaltake.outervision.com/Power puts it at around 148w draw off the items you named (it may use a little less or more depending on item specifics).  And that’s without running any USB devices, PCI cards, etc.  So you’ll be pushing that power supply really tight.

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    Yes,really tight,that was my concern….do you recommend a case with a 300w power included? As “Jou Jye NU-057WI Wall/VESA Mount Chassis 250W”

    #32994
    babgvant

    [quote=oliverredfox]

    http://www.thermaltake.outervision.com/Power puts it at around 148w draw off the items you named (it may use a little less or more depending on item specifics).  And that’s without running any USB devices, PCI cards, etc.  So you’ll be pushing that power supply really tight.

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    I don’t belived the tool is accurate.

    Testing a similar system with a standard ATX PSU, the most I pulled off the wall was 50W. Adding a laptop HDD to the mix will only add a few watts to that.

    #32995
    jose_135

    Yes, but on pcPicker I have a similar result, so there is my main concern…..

    http://pcpartpicker.com/user/jose_135/saved/1Wsm

    Do you think with the 150w brick it’s OK?

    #32996
    babgvant

    [quote=jose_135]

    Yes, but on pcPicker I have a similar result, so there is my main concern…..

    http://pcpartpicker.com/user/jose_135/saved/1Wsm

    Do you think with the 150w brick it’s OK?

    [/quote]

    Without seeing their work, it’s hard for me to comment on how the number is generated. I can really only say that it does not match my findings or experience with this CPU (the main power pull).

    Unless the PSU is grossly ineffiencient, I cannot see how it would be a problem. I would certainly build a system like this and be perfectly comfortable running it off a 150W brick. I have done so in the past with a 150W picoPSU and similar components. That said, without actually testing it I can’t verify that it would work.

     

    #32997
    jose_135

    Yeah, with those builds seems to be more as build, check and rebuild as the integration is really tight…..I think I will move to a small laptop as (Dell Inspiron 13z) to minimize the risk and avoid a waste of money.

    Thanks for the help guys.

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