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    Can M2-ATX 160W Intelligent DC-DC PSU Power Haswell or Ivy

    i want to use the VoomPC-2 CarPC Enclosure which limits my psu options. thinking of the M2-ATX 160W Intelligent DC-DC PSU. so my question is can i power a ivy brdge with hd 4000 graphics? beter yet can i power a lower end hasweel chip with higher end intell hd gpu. like the Intel Core i7-4771 Haswell 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1150 84W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4600 BX80646I74771 or Intel Core i5-4440 Haswell 3.1GHz (3.3GHz Turbo) LGA 1150 84W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4600 BX80646I54440. ior should i consdwer one of amds new am2 apus? like the AMD A10-6800K Richland 4.1GHz (4.4GHz Turbo) Socket FM2 100W Quad-Core Desktop Processor - Black Edition AMD Radeon HD 8670D?

    this is a link to my parts list for my car pc and a unrelated htpc i want to do:
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    I am running a 55 watt Ivy i5 on my M3-ATX which only powers 125 watts. Look for lower wattage chips and you should be OK. 65 or 75 watt might be better to give you a little more "headroom".

    Haswell chips are supposed to be more power efficient so you could always go that route as well.
    Unless you are playing games you also don't need an i7. An i3 or i5 should do just fine. My i3 shows near max on the performance marks. I have a quad core i3 in my carpc and it handles everything I throw at it. I can always upgrade if I find the need later but depending on your motherboard you should be fine.

    For instance here are some examples of some haswell chips:
    i5 quad core 2.9ghz 65watt
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819116897

    i7 3.1ghz quad core 65 watt
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819116902

    pentium 3.2 54watt dual core
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819116949

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    i dont think haswell has a i3 chip. my question is haswell or amd apu a beter option? the a10-6800k is only $149 but uses a 100w. so thats why i wonder if will work with a single ssd

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    Personally for in car use I would try sticking to the Intel chips. AMD has had issues in the past with heat dissipation and I don't know if that has been fixed. Basically if the chip over heated it could literally burn up and they run hotter. The Intel chips have generally run cooler and will ramp down if they get warm.

    This may have changed but I stopped buying AMD chips about 3 years ago because of the heat issues.

    I would strongly suggest something like my setup. It is very similar to others on here.
    Gigabyte GA-Z77N-WiFi

    And an Ivy processor that you can afford to go with it.

    I ended up with a 55 watt processor and I use the onboard video. I have the HD4000 video in my system and it works great. As I mentioned, unless you are playing graphic intensive games you will be fine with a setup like this. You could even go with an M3-ATX and save space in your case if the M2-ATX is a little tight. And unless you are doing some heavy processing (games) you shouldn't have anything to worry about.

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