- 73 months ago
So I've compiled this shopping list: http://de.pcpartpicker.com/user/4u90cm/saved/488n
The idea is to build an energy saving system into my ATX midi tower (space or beauty is not of the essence, money is).
I have an Enermax 550W PSU powering my current setup, which is of course ridiculously much for my new build with its estimated 126W maximum.
My question is, should I get a lower power PSU to save more energy, or will the difference be small/negligible? I read somewhere that an energy saving build needs an appropriate PSU because highpowered PSUs aren't really energy efficient in their lower wattage range or something to that effect.
If so, is e.g. the Pico PSU a good replacement? Can I even use it in my ATX midi tower (heard the Pico's cables are very short)?