[mythtv-users] 2 Q: PSU for atom MB? Bluetooth remote?
mikep at randomtraveller.org.uk
Sat Feb 20 14:51:38 UTC 2010
Keith Pyle wrote:
>>> Well its not too late I have not bought it yet.
>>> But I need a MB with a PCI Slot because I plan to put a good sound
>>> card in that (good means almost hifi). This is the only one I found
>>> having a PCI slot.
>> The Casetronic 299 case I bought from Logic Supply has an external
>> brick feeding 12V to the case and an adapter to plug into a standard
>> 20/24 pin power plug. Others are available
>> Good solid case, not fancy and reasonably priced considering it
>> includes the brick and adapter.
> If your chosen motherboard has an ATX power connector, look at the
> PicoPSU line (at http://www.mini-box.com, http://www.logicsupply.com).
> This is a very small power supply board mounted on top of an ATX plug.
> It takes 12 VDC input, so you will need an external power brick. The
> PicoPSU's range from 60 to 120 W.
> As an aside, the M350 cases are very nice for a fanless system.
> However, they are not large enough to allow use of a regular PCI slot.
I've got an M300 http://www.mini-itx.com/store/?c=3#m300 which has an adapter
supplied for a PCI card. It also has an (optional) fan. Mine uses a 60w PicoPSU
and I'm quite satisfied with it.
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