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Hi I am new here and i have been searching around for information about having a PicoPSU with an i5 system and but im not sure if it will be enough.

The plan was to use:

i5 750
DFI p55 m36
http://www.mini-box.com/picoPSU-160-XT
http://www.mini-box.com/12v-12-5A-AC-DC-Power-Adapter
HD5670
1 intel SSD
1 WD 2TB GP

Will PSU be enough to supply the power?
post #2 of 20
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Wow.. I didnt expect this kind of an answer.

When I checked some info up, there has been people using the same "psu" and use it with i5 and HD5570.

An example is this: http://www.sweclockers.com/galleri/6863-itx-workstation


I have posted on his thread but have not got an answer about what kind of adapter he uses. As you can see, he is also using an i5 2600k.
post #3 of 20
Please note: the brick mentioned is only 150W, so the PSU (DC-DC converter) cannot be any more than 150W. Although the Pico PSUs have phenomenal efficiencies, you're still going to lose another 5-10 watts, so you'll be left with 140W.

The components, the other fella used, had more modest power requirements.

If it worked for him...
Edited by RonindeBeatrice - 3/7/11 at 6:47am
    
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I think you'd be safe. It's not the ideal solution but it should work.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/core-i5-750-efficiency,2500-4.html

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Motherboard (Socket LGA1156)
MSI P55-GD65 (Rev. 1.0)
Chipset: Intel P55, BIOS: 1.42 (09/08/2009)

CPU Intel
Intel Core i5-750 (45nm, 2.66 GHz, 4 x 256KB L2 and 8MB L3 Cache, TDP 95W, Rev. B1)

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2 x 2GB DDR3-1600 (Corsair CM3X2G1600C9DHX)

Graphics
Zotac Geforce GTX 260²
GPU: Geforce GTX 260 (576 MHz)
Graphics RAM: 896MB DDR3 (1998 MHz)
Stream Processors: 216
Shader Clock: 1242 MHz

Hard Drive
Western Digital VelociRaptor, 300GB (WD3000HLFS)
10,000 RPM, SATA/300, 16MB Cache

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PC Power & Cooling, Silencer 750EPS12V 750W


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post #5 of 20
I'd get a more powerful picoPSU if your determined, that will be cutting it extremely close.
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post #6 of 20
It will be close considering the CPU is rated for 95w and the video card pulls around 75w.
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You could always take one for the team and undervolt?
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post #8 of 20
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Wow! It still looks great! I think i still gonna buy the 160xt PSU brick and the 150W adapter. I will only save about 10 bucks if i choose the 150xt but for future upgrades ^_^.

Thanks for the answers!

Edit:
I rechecked some things and found this:
http://www.sweclockers.com/recension/6227-radeon-hd-5450-och-5570/10#pagehead

But this is a i7 with 130W and the i5 is 95W. Cant i just like take it like 167-35=132?
Edited by kajba - 3/7/11 at 7:09am
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What are you going to run off the adapter?
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Originally Posted by kajba;12642336 
Wow! It still looks great! I think i still gonna buy the 160xt PSU brick and the 150W adapter. I will only save about 10 bucks if i choose the 150xt but for future upgrades ^_^.

Thanks for the answers!

Edit:
I rechecked some things and found this:
http://www.sweclockers.com/recension/6227-radeon-hd-5450-och-5570/10#pagehead

But this is a i7 with 130W and the i5 is 95W. Cant i just like take it like 167-35=132?

The components on that little bugger are going to be boiling, active cooling is advised.
    
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