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Old 01-06-2014, 10:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi Guys- I have a friend of one of my sons ready to build a new PC to use in his dorm- so it needs to be small. He is thinking about something like this:

Building a Small Form Factor Gaming System with the Silverstone Sugo SG10 and Haswell Hardware > Performance & Final Thoughts - TechSpot

My concern is heat and the fact that the small PSU space will only fit a small PSU (like 450 watts in the example) - how can you run a Nvidia 760 GPU with a 450 watt PSU ?? IS that possible? Nvidia recommends minimum 500 watts.

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Default Re: small form factor gaming new build.

The SG10 can fit regular sized units. My suggestion would be something modular like this which is perfectly capable of running up to a 780ti and more.

SeaSonic M12II 620 Bronze 620W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply - Newegg.com

Although, it IS possible to run an Asus GTX 760 mini on a quality 450w PSU with a Haswell or IB chip. The term being quality which is great emphasized here.
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very good thanks- i will direct him here.
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I didn't realize you were the one that posted lol. Thought you were a new guy.
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