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    HTPC PSU up to x2?

    Right, heres the new setup. I'll be collecting it all from CCL on monday.

    New parts:
    AMDx2 3600 sAM2
    Abit AN-M2HD - 7 series nvidia onboard with HDMI/HDCP (HW accelerator for HD)
    1Gb OCZ Value PC5400
    NEC AD-7170S-OB SATA DVDRW
    2m HDMI cable

    Existing parts:
    Antec Minuet case
    220w Antec PSU
    SATA HDDs
    MCE remote, mini kb etc

    Anything Im missing?

    Is my Antec 220w PSu up to running an x2?

    3.3v = 17a
    5v = 20a
    12v = 12a

    Its only got 12a on the 12v rail. Thats the only rail!!
    Last edited by s_kinton; 13-07-2007 at 02:19 PM.

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    What else is it running? If you haven't got a discrete graphics card and only one hdd+dvd then it should be fine and dandy. Have a look for a PSU calculator if you're worried.

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    Its gonna be running 2 HDDs, 1 DVDRW and onboard 6100 graphics (NF430 chipset). Would that be ok?

    Thoughts....anyone? I really wanna get this ordered.

    PSU calculator says 326w, but that sounds a bit on the high side to me.
    Last edited by s_kinton; 13-07-2007 at 08:37 AM.

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    Hmmmm, does seem a bit high. What processor are you currently running it with? The S939 X2 3800+ listed as 89W - one of these: http://www.amdcompare.com/us-en/desk...=ADA3800DAA5BV

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    Yes, it should be fine.

    The PSU calculators are always WAAAAAAY too generous.

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    Im even looking at an am2 3600 as they only draw 65w! To pair with a Abit AN-M2HD as its got a 7 series geforce onboard with HDMI output

    Anyone know if the stock cooler is quiet with these AM2 chips??
    Last edited by s_kinton; 13-07-2007 at 10:50 AM.

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    If you're on AM2 then get any of the energy efficient dual cores, they all run at 65W. But unless you are doing high def stuff then the X2 3600+/3800+ EE will be fine.

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    Ill be doing 720p. According to the reviews Ive read on the Abit AN-M2HD board I should be fine as the onboard vga takes the load via purevideo. Ill probably use 30% CPU going by the reviews. I also plan to oc the chip a fair bit.

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    Hmmm, I think overclocking on a 220W psu is a bit ambitious. I think you'd bit better off starting with a better processer.

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    True. I suppose its either £30+ on a better psu or spend that £30+ on a better cpu....

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    Right, heres the new setup. I'll be collecting it all from CCL on monday.

    New parts:
    AMDx2 3600 sAM2
    Abit AN-M2HD - 7 series nvidia onboard with HDMI/HDCP port (HW accelerator for HD via purevideo)
    1Gb OCZ Value PC5400
    NEC AD-7170S-OB SATA DVDRW
    2m HDMI cable

    Existing parts:
    Antec Minuet case
    220w Antec PSU
    SATA HDDs
    MCE remote, mini kb etc

    Anything Im missing?
    Last edited by s_kinton; 13-07-2007 at 02:23 PM.

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