Now I think that shouldn't use over 65W, even under full load, but curious to see what others think. It'll be running Server 2008 R2 as a Domain Controller, so definitely no GPU load, just CPU load. And I could always under-volt/clock the CPU if necessary to keep the power consumption down.
I could see this thing hitting 65W if you were at 100% cpu load, seeing as you also have 2 storage devices, though I "think" you should be fine with a 65W psu. If you have a kill-a-watt meter and a spare psu you could see what the draw is, and if it's under use that former psu?
windwithme did a post with a Gigabyte mATX H61 and G530 and it pulled 53W under load and 32W with the CPU undervolted to 0.888V or something like that. So I think it should be fine.
Also, the 65W PSU in the case isn't easily changeable. It basically uses a laptop power adapter and a DC-DC conversion board inside the case to provide the necessary connectors/voltages. The board inside though is rated at 150W, but the power adapter is only 65W. I'm sure I could find a 150W adapter somewhere to use instead if necessary.
And I do have a power meter, but I don't have the hardware ;) I guess I could buy it and deal with the power issues once I get it.
i get the dimensions of 1.75 L x 3.25 W x deep 7.325 inches for the 300 watt
it should lay cross case or same spot of org
Good MS Paint skillz ;)
I guess it could, but then the power outlet would need a hole cut out of the side?
Originally Posted by tianfeng
There is an Antec ISK300-15o, I had to order one for a customer at memx. There must be a way to get that 150 watt power supply without the case.
Yeah but it's out of stock and well this one I have is perfectly fine. All you need is the "upgraded" external AC adapter, everything else is the same. Sadly Antec doesn't just sell the adapter on their spare parts page, but maybe I could contact them to get one.
Well I just got the Antec ISK100 today, nice compact case with a 90W PSU. Definitely much better value than a PicoPSU + Mini-Box as this was only $80. Still able to house 2x2.5" HDD even, and has a nice 100mm fan on the side so cooling shouldn't be an issue at all. Tons of mesh/ventilation holes too.
I figure 90W should be much safer for a G530 + H55. Should be some breathing room at least!