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Hello,

I'm building a mITX box with the following specifications:

CPU/Motherboard - http://www.zotacusa.com/zotac-ion-itx-s-series-ionitx-s-e.html
RAM - 1 stick of DDR3
HDD - 1 7200RPM Mechanical
PCI Card - Intel Gigabit PCIe NIC

I'm looking at 2 tiny cases, one with an integrated 60w PSU and the other with a 90w one. Which (if any) of these is best for powering my system?

PS: Not interested in PicoPSU's by the way.

Thanks!
    
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What cases are you looking at? Depending on the quality of PSU can determine whether 60 or 90 is needed.
     
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What cases are you looking at? Depending on the quality of PSU can determine whether 60 or 90 is needed.

90w one is an Antec ISK110
60w one is an Aywun A1-MW-100
    
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Also, does anyone know the minimum wattage to run an Atom D525.

Couldn't find it here http://ark.intel.com/products/49490/
    
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Both those cases use pico-PSUs. tongue.gif

Also, neither of them have an expansion slot for a PCIe NIC.
     
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Originally Posted by dushan24 View Post

Also, does anyone know the minimum wattage to run an Atom D525.
Couldn't find it here http://ark.intel.com/products/49490/

all i can tell you is my NAS without the expansion box is rated at
Power Consumption : 31W (Access) ; 17W (HDD Hibernation)
with an
Atom D510
1GB DDR2
2 WD cavier blacks
Gbe
eSATA
3 USB 2.0 ports
and a cooling fan

so 60W would be more than enough smile.gif
Edited by stubass - 4/10/12 at 12:17am
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60 should be enough.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/pinetrail-atom-d525-nc98-525-lf,2716-2.html
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/pinetrail-atom-d525-nc98-525-lf,2716-7.html

Their test bed is similar, and it only pulls ~41 watts from the wall under full load. No need for 90.
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Both those cases use pico-PSUs. tongue.gif
Also, neither of them have an expansion slot for a PCIe NIC.

Well spotted :-)

I will have to look for another case then, I have a spare Antec HTPC case just gathering dust I may use...

Though it would appear 60w is adequate which answers my main question.

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These might interest you if you are ok with a Pico-PSU.

They are quite small and can hold quite a bit of stuff. The case that I am looking at getting is the C292 model.

They are mainly meant for servers so you should be able to find one that suits your needs.
     
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Is there a problem with the onboard gigabit?

If you must have add-on PCI card, may I suggest:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811153127
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