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    power supply for diy build

    hello starting a new build in a month or so and was wondering if a 160 watt pico psu would be able to run a mini itx motherboard i3 2100 4gb ddr3 ram 1 ssd drive and a Radeon HD 7750.

    there would be no overclocking and would be mainly used for streaming hd video and some light gaming.

    the reason i ask is i am building the case for this and want it be small so just seeing what space i can save on before i order all the sheet metal for the build if it cant run on the pico do you know of a decent quality tfx or flex atx psu thanks

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    Re: power supply for diy build

    In theory you should be OK but perhaps get a Core i3 2100T instead??

    This Powercolor HD7750 is single slot:

    http://forums.hexus.net/2337829-post12.html

    There is also a single slot VTX HD7750 too.

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    Re: power supply for diy build

    thats basically the same conclusion i came to that should run it but just thought i would get a second opinion also thanks cat for the graphics card suggestion i will look in to them both

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    Re: power supply for diy build

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    In theory you should be OK but perhaps get a Core i3 2100T instead??

    This Powercolor HD7750 is single slot:

    http://forums.hexus.net/2337829-post12.html

    There is also a single slot VTX HD7750 too.
    Looks to be a nice card, may have to get one for my htpc if it is as quiet as the review suggests.
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    Re: power supply for diy build

    160W pico psu is likely to have very low current draw on the 12v line. I'd be *incredibly* surprised if it got anywhere near powering that rig, tbh.

    Go for a 250W+ flexatx 1u psu from FSP - there's a few stores that do an 80+ bronze certified one for ~ £40, and that will give you a much more reliable power source for a build with a discreet GPU.

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