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    Question DSATX Power My Setup?

    I am getting ready to put my carputer together, but still need a PSU. I was thinking i would get a DSATX 220w beacause i am worried about if it will be able to power my setup.

    My setup is as follows:

    Micro ATX Motherboard
    AMD Athlon XP 2500+
    RAM 1.5GB (DDR PC3200)
    IDE HDD 40GB
    Sound Card - Onboard
    Video Card Onboard
    DVD-RW External Slim
    USB 4-port Powered Hub
    USB GPS
    USB Bluetooth Adapter
    AM/FM Receiver
    Wireless Ethernet Card
    DSATX 220W DC-DC intelligent power supply

    I am powering my monitor to the 12V Molex connector on the DSATX.
    I am also powering my hub with the 5V Molox connector on the DSATX.

    I have tried the following power calculator and i get the following wattage:
    215 Watts.

    http://www.journeysystems.com/?powercalc

    I just want to make sure everything will power ok since i am powering my hub and monitor on the DSATX PSU.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TeamRSX View Post

    Micro ATX Motherboard
    AMD Athlon XP 2500+ (68w)
    RAM 1.5GB (DDR PC3200) (20w)
    IDE HDD 40GB (25w)
    Sound Card - Onboard
    Video Card Onboard
    DVD-RW External Slim (5w)
    USB 4-port Powered Hub (20w)
    USB GPS (5w)
    USB Bluetooth Adapter (5w)
    AM/FM Receiver (usb? 5w)
    Wireless Ethernet Card (usb? 5w)
    DSATX 220W DC-DC intelligent power supply

    I am powering my monitor to the 12V Molex connector on the DSATX. (<10w)
    I am also powering my hub with the 5V Molox connector on the DSATX.
    How many total usb devices? Not the powered hub, but how many devices? You stated the DVD, the GPS, the bluetooth, and a usb hub (I made it maxed out).

    On-board vid/sound.

    Even at 100% max CPU usage, I'm getting the estimation of 168w

    So most of the time, you should be under 150w, besides during startup. (give or take some power consumption, depending how you answer the above usb question).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phatsacks View Post
    How many total usb devices? Not the powered hub, but how many devices? You stated the DVD, the GPS, the bluetooth, and a usb hub (I made it maxed out).

    On-board vid/sound.

    Even at 100% max CPU usage, I'm getting the estimation of 168w

    So most of the time, you should be under 150w, besides during startup. (give or take some power consumption, depending how you answer the above usb question).
    My total usb devices are 8. which includes the following:

    GPS, Bluetooth, Wireless Ethernet, External DVD, USB Touchscreen for Lilliput, 4-port USB Hub, Keyboard, mouse.

    You made the wattage max out with the above items?

    I have a total of 4 usb ports on my mobo and 4 usb ports on my hub.

    How are you getting 168w? Everytime i check i get over 200w with the link i provided.

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    Type out what you are adding up (the amounts for each)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phatsacks View Post
    Type out what you are adding up (the amounts for each)
    Here are the amounts for each on my items:

    ATX Motherboard - 25W
    Keyboard + Mouse - 3W
    CPU Fan - 3W
    AMD Athlon XP 2500+ - 68W
    IDE Hard Drive - 25W
    1GB DDR RAM (2 Sticks) - 20W
    External DVD Rom - 10W
    Lilliput Monitor - 10W
    GPS Receiver - 5W
    Bluetooth Adapter - 5W
    Wireless Adapter - 5W
    4-Port Powered Hub - 25W

    Total = 204 Watts

    I know these numbers are not accurate and i may be off on some of them, but please let me know how you came up with 168W because there is quite a differnece in our numbers.

    Thanks for your help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TeamRSX View Post
    Here are the amounts for each on my items:

    ATX Motherboard - 25W
    Keyboard + Mouse - 3W
    CPU Fan - 3W
    AMD Athlon XP 2500+ - 68W
    IDE Hard Drive - 25W
    1GB DDR RAM (2 Sticks) - 20W
    External DVD Rom - 10W
    Lilliput Monitor - 10W
    GPS Receiver - 5W
    Bluetooth Adapter - 5W
    Wireless Adapter - 5W
    4-Port Powered Hub - 25W

    Total = 204 Watts

    I know these numbers are not accurate and i may be off on some of them, but please let me know how you came up with 168W because there is quite a differnece in our numbers.

    Thanks for your help.
    Well from my understanding, and hopefully a confirmation one or the other is posted, a motherboard pulls up to 30w, which includes keyboard/mouse and cpu fan.

    Your 4 port hub, should only pull the 4*5w, which is 20w.

    Your slim dvd drive should only be 5w also.

    So using your above list:

    ATX Motherboard - 25W
    Keyboard + Mouse - includedW
    CPU Fan - includedW
    AMD Athlon XP 2500+ - 68W
    IDE Hard Drive - 25W
    1GB DDR RAM (2 Sticks) - 20W
    External DVD Rom (slim you originally said)- 5W
    Lilliput Monitor - <10W
    GPS Receiver - 5W
    Bluetooth Adapter - 5W
    Wireless Adapter - 5W
    4-Port Powered Hub - 20W

    25+68+25+20+5+10+5+5+5+20

    Max = 188 (I actually forgot the HD in my original)

    So it should be 188 max, give or take some.

    Which is only at startup anyways, so you should easily be under 160w most of the time.

    But if I'm wrong (good chance I am), you can always buy an M1 or M2 to power some of those devices and take some of the load off your dsatx.

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    Looks good to me.

    I had the hub wattage wrong and is 5watts x 4 ports.

    Well, all said and done i think i will be ok with the dsatx 220w psu.

    If anyone else can clarify these numbers that would be great also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonicxtacy02 View Post
    i had more on a m2-atx... ull be fine with 220watts
    I thought the m2 was only 160 watts?
    I'll be running a ATX/AMD 3200+/ATI 9700Pro in my car soon...I have no idea how much power I'll be drawing

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    Im running

    Amd sempron 3.4g
    1g ram
    160gb hdrive 3.5
    40gb laptop drive 2.5
    onboard sound + vid
    Usb Bluetooth gps dongle
    Usb Keyboard
    Usb Wireless mouse
    Usb Dvd rewriter But powered from external suply
    Usb wifi dongle
    And 7" Linixt touchscreen monitor powered from supply too

    All powered from M2ATX

    Had no problems here whatsoever.

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