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I guess in general this is a "how many watts" question. But it's a tad bit more complicated. I build full desktops all the time and know how to gauge power supplies with them very well. But I am planning on building a project that will entail putting a min-itx motherboard (super tiny) inside of an old original NES, and running some emulators on it. I'm planning on buying this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813186212 It has a dual core amd E-350 processor built in, and I'm planning on around 2 gigs of ram, maybe just 1. It will be running a laptop hard drive (possibly a standard 5.25" depending on how much room I have). But I have one problem, a normal atx psu will obviously not fit in there. I've been looking at picoPSU's but have no idea what kind of wattage this build it going to pull. I can't find ratings for the parts anywhere. But based of this article: http://www.guru3d.com/article/amd-br...-apu-review/10 it should pull a max of around 50-60w, right?

So I guess my main question is: will this picoPSU I picked out work? It's an 80w with adapter and connector for cpu pins. Here are the 3 parts I'd need to buy:
http://www.mini-box.com/picoPSU-80
http://www.mini-box.com/4-Pin-P4-Mini-Power-Cable
http://www.mini-box.com/60w-12v-5A-AC-DC-Power-Adapter

Do you think that would be able to power my stated motherboard, a cd drive (temporarily) and a sata hard drive? As well as quite a few USB devices?
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It should, yes. The Pico unit only actually regulates the 12v from the power brick, it generates the 5v and 3.3v from the 12v input. So long as those USb devices aren't too power hungry, they'll work perfectly. Those little dual cores are under 20w. Check out Guru3D's review of the platform.
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For example we tried decoding MVK movies at 1080P with Media Player Classic Home Cinema, when the content is DXVA enabled (pretty much all MVK content these days) you can perfectly playback the movie and post process (image sharpening / black levels etc) as well. Meanwhile the processing subsystem in the APU was active less than 30% and our total power draw merely 46 Watt.
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