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Budget silent/quiet PSU - G4560 with no graphics card

Discussion in 'Power Supplies' started by Dunks, Jun 13, 2018.

  1. Dunks

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Oct 31, 2004

    Posts: 8,515

    Location: London

    Hi all,

    Putting together a little server/media machine based around a G4560, B250M board, 8GB DDR and no graphics card. I'll probably have at most 5 drives.

    What wattage of PSU should I be looking at? Any recommendations for a cheap silent/quiet one? Doesn't need to be modular, but if it's the case of £5 more then I might be swayed :)
     
  2. samcat

    Mobster

    Joined: Nov 8, 2002

    Posts: 2,953

    Location: Near Bristol, Uk


    G4560 - 60watt
    Board - 20watt
    DDR4 - 5watt
    5 drivers - are we talking 3.5" spinning rust or ssd?
    Assuming spinning rust: WD 3TB Green Drive = Read/Write 6 Watts per drive

    so 5 x 6watts = 30 watts

    Leaves us at 60+20+5+30
    115watts peak
    Add 50% headroom = 175watts

    What sorta of space do you have for a PSU? If going ultra small you can get away with PicoPSU's, but in a normal case that leaves you with an unused space for an atx/sfx psu..
     
  3. Dunks

    Sgarrista

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    Woops, sorry. Should have said it's an mATX board, but I'll probably be going for cases with room for an ATX PSU at 180 mm.
     
    Last edited: Jun 13, 2018
  4. Dunks

    Sgarrista

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    Location: London