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PSU for low power HTPC?

imakickinit
  • 61 months ago

I'm really struggling with choosing a power supply for my HTPC build... Would anyone recommend a pico-supply? Or should I stick with the more standard SFX supply?

My current power supply pick: Silverstone 300W 80+ Bronze Certified SFX Power Supply

Power estimates (from pcpartpicker):
4W - 35W ...Intel Core i3-4130T 2.9GHz Dual-Core Processor
7W - 30W ...ASRock Z97M-ITX/AC Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard
9W - 9W ......G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
1W - 5W ......A-Data Premier Pro SP600 64GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
21W - 79W Total

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I pretty much started with the i3-4130T for low power (35W), and went from there. I struggled with the case, ultimately picking a more standard AV style instead of the smallest possible case. I still wanted a mini-ITX motherboard in case I later change my mind.

Thanks for the help and suggestions!

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