Small Form Factor PSU

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Tuffgong4, Jan 30, 2004.

  1. Tuffgong4

    Tuffgong4 The Donger Need Food!!!! Political User

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    In the next 6 months or so I'm going to build myself a new rig...I really want one of the shuttle small form factors but if you use a standard ATX board and a normal sized case and you have enough components you need a really powerful PSU. How come with the small form factor you can get away with such a small PSU in these things...Just wondering if anyone knows
     
  2. Xie

    Xie - geek - Subscribed User Folding Team

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    I believe they usally use parts that use less wattage same as laptops do :)
     
  3. CHiLLaXen

    CHiLLaXen hypnotika

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    maybe cause they dont have all those extra slots for adding more hard drives, cd-roms, etc. so you wont need that many watts, just a guess.
     
  4. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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    the lack of many drives, pci cards, and also fans helps reduce power consumption. besides, you'd be surprised what a 250watt power supply can run.