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Help me choose PSU for Intel Atom330

Smith_X

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I want to build a new pc. Main objective is surf internet, chat and p2p. Maybe leave it operate 24x7 for upload a file. So, I want a lightweight, energy saving machine. As far as I research the rough specification is below;

Mainboard: Intel D945GCLF2 (Micro ATX)
CPU: Intel Atom330
Ram: DDR2 667Mghz 2GB
VGA: n/a (On board)
Harddisk: Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB
Case: iCute iBox (for Micro ATX)
PSU: ???

The problem is that I have no idea which PSU I should purchase. I think this system will require power less than 100watt. I try to search over the internet but I cannot find any 80+ PSU which have power output less than 350watt.

So, which PSU I should use for Intel Atom?
1. 80+ PSU 530 Watt or more
2. Standard 350 Watt PSU without 80+ certify

Thanks in advance
 
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350 w with 80+. it will work for a long time as you are not pushing it
 

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whats with the links??
does it have anything to do with the topic?!?!?
 
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no, its spam, already reported him.
 
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Case Micro Cool Banchetto 101(test bench) w/ a couple 140mm fans strapped to each end
Audio Device(s) Supreme FX2(included w/ Rampage mobo)
Power Supply Tagan TG800-U88 BZ - 800W PSU
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as for the topic, as far as wattage ratings go whatever is stated for a specific PSU is just it's maximum rating in other words if your setup doesn't require more than 100watts it won't draw more than that wether the PSU you are using is rated at 100 or 1000watts. The benifit of running a slightly higher rated powersupply would be added features and better quality(highly dependant on brand and model) as well as the 80plus certs you mentioned above. There are a couple threads on these forums I believe with a rundown of all the major manufacturers/models as well as warnings and reccommendations, it would be a good base to start from in your research. Ill see if I can track down the links.
 
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Case Micro Cool Banchetto 101(test bench) w/ a couple 140mm fans strapped to each end
Audio Device(s) Supreme FX2(included w/ Rampage mobo)
Power Supply Tagan TG800-U88 BZ - 800W PSU
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well here are a couple links PSU Purchase Guide and www.jonnyguru.com/ there are probably more threads and links but I'm on my way out. Good luck in your search I hope you find something the fits the bill.
 

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Thank you very much for every reply. However, I cannot found any good low watt efficient PSU (300 - 350watt) for my new Atom330 yet.

I research for a while and pick good PSU I like. Please see below;

1. PC Power and Cooling: Silencer 370 ATX -- $61.47
http://www.ascenti.co.th/product_arc-power-pcpowersilencer370w.html

Pro:
- 80+ Certify

Con
- Only 5 years warranty

2. Enermax ETK405AST Tomahawk 405W - $58.24 ==> cannot find it elsewhere but it available in my country. (http://www.thanni.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=76&products_id=4794)

Pro
- Lifetime Warranty
- Design for 24x7

Con
- not 80+ Certify

3. Enermax Eco80+
http://www.enermax.com.tw/home.php?fn=eng/product_a1_1_1&lv0=1&lv1=14&no=24

Pro
- 80+ Certify
- Modular Cable

Con
- Do not know price yet

4. CORSAIR CMPSU-400CX 400W $40 - $65 at neweggs
Pro
- 80+ Certify

what do you think? which one I should pick please?