Power Supply How to mod the HDplex 160xt for a gtx 1060 3gb build?

Tom_Brown

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Thinking of a mini ITX case that doesn't have a PSU and go mini ITX with an i5 4460 and GTX 1060 3gb or possibly a Ryzen 5 1500 instead of the i5 4460 cause that is a 65 watt CPU I believe. I was planning to get the HDPlex 160xt as I heard they can be modded to output 200 watts or close. I would pair it with a Dell 330 watt brick. I'd only use a 500gb Crucial SATA SSD that I already have. I also already own the Noctua NH-L9i. I'd get the AMD bracket for Ryzen. If I get the AMD Athalon 200ge would that work fine with the GTX 1060 3gb? Cause that is a 35 watt CPU though I saw it can reach 60 watts under full system load. What about pairing an i5 4460T (35 watts) instead of the i5 4460? Though it only has 1.9 Ghz clockspeed it only needs 35 watts. Would the 160xt be enough for either AMD Athalon 200ge or the i5 4460T?
Many thanks in advance!
 

NateDawg72

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If you already have the 4460 and and ITX motherboard I would start with that first.

Before I say anymore, I think some things are getting mixed up. The 160XT is a minibox pico psu product, and it takes 12v input only. It has no PCIe cable and you would need modify it to add one.
picoPSU-160-XT, 160w output, 12v input DC-DC ... - Mini-Box.com

HDplex makes a 160 DC-DC picopsu that supports up to 200w peak already, no modding needed, and includes the PCIe cable. It is 16-24v input, which looks like what you are talking about. With that said a 1060 3GB may be pushing its limits
HDPLEX Direct Plug 160W DC-ATX Converter
 

Tom_Brown

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Oh thanks! Sorry I don't really know a lot about pico psu's. I was thinking of using this one from Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mini-Box-p...=UTF8&qid=1539734874&sr=8-1&keywords=pico+psu
But I might get the DC-DC 160 pico psu you mentioned. Would it be safe to run with an i5 4460 and gtx 1060 3gb or would that use too much power? I already have an ITX motherboard/ssd and gtx 1060 3gb. I sold my i5 4460 but might get another one or the i5 4460T since it uses even less watts.
 

Choidebu

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Intel's tdp rating is very misleading, especially on these current generation.

That said, just don't expect smooth sailing running 1060 3GB on 160W, no matter what your cpu is. Budget at least 200W.

The hdplex is a good choice paired with dell's since they're both 19V systems.

160XT you linked (mini-box's) accepts 12V. If you're willing to wait and try new stuff, @Thehack 's one2 project is set to release in december - it can take care of gpu input and allows you to use meanwell internal bricks like rsp-200-12 or uhp-200-12.

All of which is way more economical alternative to original dell bricks...
 

Tom_Brown

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Oct 15, 2018
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Intel's tdp rating is very misleading, especially on these current generation.

That said, just don't expect smooth sailing running 1060 3GB on 160W, no matter what your cpu is. Budget at least 200W.

The hdplex is a good choice paired with dell's since they're both 19V systems.

160XT you linked (mini-box's) accepts 12V. If you're willing to wait and try new stuff, @Thehack 's one2 project is set to release in december - it can take care of gpu input and allows you to use meanwell internal bricks like rsp-200-12 or uhp-200-12.

All of which is way more economical alternative to original dell bricks...


Yeah I don't think the 160xt will cut it. I was considering daisey chaining the 160xt and an Egpu to supply DC-DC power adapter for the Gpu. But I will either get the hdplex 400 watt or wait for something else to come out. I don't really have the funds yet but hope to make it around Christmas time.
 

jtd871

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@Josh | NFC made a video posted here https://smallformfactor.net/forum/t...-atx-unit-in-the-world.934/page-18#post-40542 reviewing a custom unit with a socket CPU and 1060 running on 160W and talking a bit about the build.
TL;DR: Use a higher rated PSU for this combination for long-term use. I'd recommend at least 220W to handle power spikes without having to worry about the long-term damage to the power regulation components or the brick (if you go with a brick).
 
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