[Mini-ITX] A6-3600 (4x2.1Ghz/2.4Ghz) + HD6530D

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A8-3820 and 100W

I thought it was 65w.....


so the 125w failed to boot.... what .... something is wrong there...
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(2012-05-01 18:12)Jarjar72 Wrote:  actually bluray gave me the info... I wouldn't say it's wrong. It's just another solution.

You know, I am going to return the my expensive 120$ brick and buy a new one anyway. I really think the 65W stock brick will not run the A8-3820 with more powerful GPU (6550) even if it's a 65W CPU... I believe bluray when he says that it will consume more energy than your A6-3500 because of the better GPU.

And since I have to buy a new brick anyway I can go with Pico in the first place since it is not more expensive than a 120W brick here in Switzerland.

Maybe it's also just my bad experiences with the A8-3850 lately. I've been told that a 120W brick will do, but it didn't.
So now I want to be on the save side. Also if I attach a blu-ray drive someday in the future which will consumer more energy too...

Is this not a good plan?
If you want to utilize your 300-65 case, the best option would be the Pico 160W. It'll give you some rooms to grow (like adding BD-ROM, USB 2.0/3.0 devices, etc). Since you have a powerful APU, you might need the extra power to do heavier tasks (like, watching blu-ray disc in full 1080P/bitstreaming HD audio while transcoding blu-ray in the background)......

(2012-05-01 19:26)Beer40oz Wrote:  A8-3820 and 100W

I thought it was 65w.....


so the 125w failed to boot.... what .... something is wrong there...
You need to ready from page 20 on......you'll see the whole story.....

>Alienware X51- do it all HTPC
>Simplify XBMC configurations
>HOW-TO Bitstreaming using XBMC
I refused to watch movie without bitstreaming HD audio!
(This post was last modified: 2012-05-01 19:41 by bluray.)
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A8-3820 is 65w TDP quadCore

i'd keep my 125w brick just in case
(This post was last modified: 2012-05-01 20:27 by eskro.)
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After reading this am a bit scared if the a8 3820 will work with a 135watts, Jarjar72 did you fix your problem. Cause my a8 3820 should be hear by end of next week
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Jarjar72 is waiting for his a8-3820...

again, i dont see why the a8-3820 wouldn't work with a 135watts!!
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eskro do you know anywhere i can get a fan less 135watts in uk
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well...
lemme see...
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LITEON-PA-1131...2a110d1421
you should ask seller if it contains a fan or is fanless tho...
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Thanks eskro
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but its likely to be FanLess...
but i prefer you ask so i dont get the blame you know what i mean Tongue
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Lol. Just message the guy hope i get a reply soon. Thanks eskro
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right on!
Tell us what he says!
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(2012-05-01 22:38)MrKay Wrote:  After reading this am a bit scared if the a8 3820 will work with a 135watts, Jarjar72 did you fix your problem. Cause my a8 3820 should be hear by end of next week

No I didn't solve my problem yet. As eskro says I am also waiting for my A8-3820 as well.

But I just ordered the picoPSU-160XT from Amazon inkluding a AC/DC Adapter. Because I can return my 125W brick and buy this Pico even a little bit cheaper and additionally I have more power.

And you know why? Because meanwhile I am sick of beeing scared that this stuff doesn't work with low powered bricks. I also do not care about any more electricity costs a more powerful PSU causes. I just want to be on the safe side and with this 160W from the PicoPSU I am because I tested it with a friends 160W PSU.
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(2012-05-01 23:08)eskro Wrote:  right on!
Tell us what he says!

Will do
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right on Jarjar72!
again, keep us up to date!
i still would want to see if the stock 65w brick that came with isk300-65
can handle the a8-3820!

thanks Smile
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(2012-05-01 23:18)Jarjar72 Wrote:  
(2012-05-01 22:38)MrKay Wrote:  After reading this am a bit scared if the a8 3820 will work with a 135watts, Jarjar72 did you fix your problem. Cause my a8 3820 should be hear by end of next week

No I didn't solve my problem yet. As eskro says I am also waiting for my A8-3820 as well.

But I just ordered the picoPSU-160XT from Amazon inkluding a AC/DC Adapter. Because I can return my 125W brick and buy this Pico even a little bit cheaper and additionally I have more power.

And you know why? Because meanwhile I am sick of beeing scared that this stuff doesn't work with low powered bricks. I also do not care about any more electricity costs a more powerful PSU causes. I just want to be on the safe side and with this 160W from the PicoPSU I am because I tested it with a friends 160W PSU.

Well if it does not work with a 135watts then am gonna sell it cause buying another PicoPsu will add more to the cost as it is

so far my cost is

APU: AMD A8 3820 £73.43

CPU COOLER: Scythe SCSK-1100 100mm Shuriken Rev. B 3 £29.62

MOTHERBOARD: AsRock A75M ITX £64.98

RAM: Kingston HyperX PnP 4GB 1866 MHz £36.67

CASE: Antec 300-65 £69.56

Total £274.26

and that's without a ssd and the 135watts.the cost just keeps going up cause i have to buy a keyboard & mouse and usb wifi


But i do think that a 135watts should work cause the apu is a 65watts even tho it has a more powerful gpu.
(This post was last modified: 2012-05-01 23:40 by MrKay.)
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