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by jv_guano
Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: the impossible quest of finding a dead quiet, low-power SFX
Replies: 6
Views: 3618

Re: the impossible quest of finding a dead quiet, low-power

Indeed I doubt I ever exceed something like 80 or 70W. I have actually been dreaming about the HDPlex since it has been linked, really nifty piece of kit, it looks like a much better improved PicoPSU. Main problem I have with that is, the odd shape of the DC-AC. I have been in touch with Larry alrea...
by jv_guano
Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: the impossible quest of finding a dead quiet, low-power SFX
Replies: 6
Views: 3618

the impossible quest of finding a dead quiet, low-power SFX

hello, haven't been on this forum for perhaps a decade and god, hadn't it been very useful in the past! I am having the following PC, not the freshest on the bloc, but it is still serving me well right. I do mostly office stuff, web, photo editing, every other moon some non-intensive gaming. It will...
by jv_guano
Wed Jun 18, 2014 12:09 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PSU advice for a mini ITX Asus-H87I-Plus + i5 4590T + 2 HD
Replies: 5
Views: 3831

Re: PSU advice for a mini ITX Asus-H87I-Plus + i5 4590T + 2

thanks for the input. I should have mentioned tho that I am looking for a "typical" PSU. I had 2 Picos in the past, one running on a 24/7, lo-energy machine. not a trouble. The other Pico was feeding my desktop (micro ATX, 1 HD +SSD, no external GPU) and it was definitely unstable. When I swtiched t...
by jv_guano
Tue Jun 17, 2014 1:54 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PSU advice for a mini ITX Asus-H87I-Plus + i5 4590T + 2 HD
Replies: 5
Views: 3831

PSU advice for a mini ITX Asus-H87I-Plus + i5 4590T + 2 HD

Hi all, I am pretty much out of the inside of the latest news about pc rigs. I am assembling a mini ITX system, which will be my main PC (to use for internet, some data handling, HD video playback, photoshop and lightroom) and most of all, will be on 24/7 as NAS. Motherboard, thinking about the Asus...
by jv_guano
Sat Mar 10, 2012 2:36 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: low idle watt PC for photo edit and intense excel
Replies: 23
Views: 3517

Re: low idle watt PC for photo edit and intense excel

basically, a G850 in idle is slightly lower Watt hungry than i3 2100 G850 at full load is relatively lower Watt hungry than i3 2100 http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu/display/pentium-g850-g840-g620_7.html G850 for archiving and image editing is a tad slower than i3 2100 http://www.xbitlabs.com/art...
by jv_guano
Sat Mar 10, 2012 1:25 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: low idle watt PC for photo edit and intense excel
Replies: 23
Views: 3517

Re: low idle watt PC for photo edit and intense excel

You don't get it: you don't need that much RAM to do what you do. Firefox uses RAM because it's there. If it wasn't there, you could do the exact same thing but it would use less RAM. or it would crash and/or notify errors. Anyway, we are getting off track a bit here. I wouldn't buy 8gb ram just fo...
by jv_guano
Fri Mar 09, 2012 12:30 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: low idle watt PC for photo edit and intense excel
Replies: 23
Views: 3517

Re: low idle watt PC for photo edit and intense excel

@ces: thank you for your suggestions; though you got me right (with my mini-itx requirement) that I would like a compact system, I am not looking for something that fits in a pocket. Compared to a classic ATX, mini-itx is already more than enough size reduction for me, without sacrificing performanc...
by jv_guano
Fri Mar 09, 2012 10:14 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: low idle watt PC for photo edit and intense excel
Replies: 23
Views: 3517

Re: low idle watt PC for photo edit and intense excel

@CA_Steve 8gb ram will be for sure, that is a minimum requirement nowadays I think, especially given the low price you can purchase RAM; unless the only thing you do is just browsing! @Abula the weird thing with PCs (and technology) is that by waiting couple months something sensibly better is ALWAY...
by jv_guano
Fri Mar 09, 2012 4:47 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: low idle watt PC for photo edit and intense excel
Replies: 23
Views: 3517

low idle watt PC for photo edit and intense excel

Dear all, I am looking for a desktop. I have quite a nice laptop (Samsung Q320), which I modified in the year, upgrading CPU, SSD and RAM but starts to feel a little tight. Especially lately with some insane Excel sheets. What I need: a system that allows me to photo edit (from simple colour correct...
by jv_guano
Sun Mar 22, 2009 6:52 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: help - wiring Dell DA-1 with Pico 120W
Replies: 16
Views: 10046

hey! I don't know where to throw my poor head... all this work...and it is not working anymore!!! :( I don't know what I'm missing... I soldered together brown and red wire (+12V) and green wire (remote) to WIRE A i soldered together white and black wire (-12V) to WIRE B these two wires were connect...
by jv_guano
Sat Mar 21, 2009 4:40 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: help - wiring Dell DA-1 with Pico 120W
Replies: 16
Views: 10046

sorry to bother you again...

the copper shield wrapped along the six wires...am I supposed to connect it to 12- ?

many thanks in advance!

I'd like to solder the Dell to the DC plug this afternoon...the pico too is ready, so really couldn't look forward to pump it up my system!

thanks!
by jv_guano
Fri Mar 20, 2009 8:01 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: help - wiring Dell DA-1 with Pico 120W
Replies: 16
Views: 10046

The "future use" pin is used for..... .....future use....maybe? :lol: Seriously: No idea. ok, it's like what I thought! tomorrow never knows... :P btw, do you suceed in opening the PSU case? well, it's not for a 24h/24 pc, but putting it in a metal cage with a fan would leave me more happy.. it has...
by jv_guano
Fri Mar 20, 2009 7:35 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: help - wiring Dell DA-1 with Pico 120W
Replies: 16
Views: 10046

oh, I was just plugging the AC wire according to last MikeC reply, when I thought, "let see if something new on the forum..." thanks for your contribution gammelgam! now that u told me, I see there's a spec under the PSU..but mine is covered with a stick, so I did not noticed before!! just for the k...
by jv_guano
Thu Mar 19, 2009 2:11 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: help - wiring Dell DA-1 with Pico 120W
Replies: 16
Views: 10046

i must admit,you're really reading my mind (and really kind too!) Yes,i'll have to cut all the wires when i'll be soldering a suitable jack for pico psu,but as u said,i want to avoid any possible risk of short circuit.. I double checked the impedance and it is exactly like i told u..just 2 couples o...
by jv_guano
Thu Mar 19, 2009 2:58 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: help - wiring Dell DA-1 with Pico 120W
Replies: 16
Views: 10046

yeah, your hint was very wise, yesterday I was really too tired to think about it! so, I attach here the pic of the connector.. http://www.powerbrixx.com/images/SKU_6296_1_02.jpg the two little dots above have an impedance going to 0. the two square holes at each side have an impedance going to 0......
by jv_guano
Wed Mar 18, 2009 2:29 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: help - wiring Dell DA-1 with Pico 120W
Replies: 16
Views: 10046

but...(may be I'm too tired, just got back home with flu, and I found my Dell Da-1 on my desk!!) which pins should I test with a multimeter? I mean, of course all.. but do I risk a short circuit if, let say, I test a + rail witha another + rail? of course I do!!! so, how can I guess which are the 3 ...
by jv_guano
Wed Mar 18, 2009 2:04 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: help - wiring Dell DA-1 with Pico 120W
Replies: 16
Views: 10046

many thanks for your kind reply!

so, if they are in parallel, can I wire the 3 + and the 3 - together to e female jack that will match the pico jack?
by jv_guano
Tue Mar 17, 2009 10:08 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: help - wiring Dell DA-1 with Pico 120W
Replies: 16
Views: 10046

help - wiring Dell DA-1 with Pico 120W

Hi! Finally I've bought a 120W Dell DA-1 adapter.. my "problem" now is how to wire correctly the Dell to the Pico.. i know the Dell has a six-pin socket, three of these are +12V and the other three are -. if they are separated, is it safe to pack'em all together to the pico jack? isn't it out there ...
by jv_guano
Wed May 28, 2008 2:23 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: where can I find efficient brick to match with Pico Psu?
Replies: 5
Views: 2712

where can I find efficient brick to match with Pico Psu?

Hi! this is my first post and I really hope to get some useful answer from you guys! I'd like to buy a pico -psu (more probably 90W) to feed my 24/24h pc... my big issue is: we have this wonderful, efficient DC-DC adapter, but what about AC-DC? I really don't know where to look to find an efficient ...