So I know lots of gear benefits from good clean power. Computers are not normally on the list of things folks look for external powersupplys for, but this computer is more of a squeezebox 2.0.
Right now I am using this powersupply (info below), which I think is better than a wall-wart, but I want to know if there might be something better out there that wont cost an arm and a leg. Kinda need something like the upgraded powersupply's folks got for the Squeezebox Touch's from different places. I just need to replace the power brick section since I obviously need the ATX connector section for the motherboard.
I dont need tons of wattage as I draw about 60-70 watts MAX and normally around 40 in idle.
Any suggestions welcomed!
Info on the powersupply below:
City Net ITP15080B PicoPSU-150-XT + 80W Power Kit High power, 24 pin mini-ITX power supply in a small package (picoPSU)
Ultra-Compact design, less cables. The picoPSU-150-XTis the smallest plug-in 12V ATX dc-dc power supply. The picoPSU is compatible with an entire range of mini-itx motherboards as well as regular boards. The picoPSU-150-XT provides a cool, silent 150 Watts of power for small PC designs using a single 12V power source.
By using Patent Pending HyperWatt[TM] technologies , picoPSU-150-XT packs an impressive amount of power relative with its very small footprint. picoPSU-150-XT has several key advantages over traditional power supplies:
Very small , can build unltra-compact PC enclosures and slim server enclosures.
Fits any motherboard equipped with a 24pin ATX connector.
100% silent, fanless, no moving parts.
Operates at only 12V.
Highly efficient design, does not produce a lot of heat.
Ideal for boards such as D945GCLF2, DG45FC, (Atom, Core 2 Duo) as well as all VIA C7/nano or AMD motherboards.
Small computer projects start with small power supplies. picoPSU-150-XT is a crucial key component that unleashes the ultimate power solution for general purpose computing platforms. picoPSU-150-XT is fully ATX compliant PSU, making it an excellent candidate for any silent, fanless and small 12V DC-DC ATX PC power supply project.
Reduce space. Eliminate 24 unnecessary wires by plugging in directly into the motherboard ATX connector. The picoPSU-150-XT 12V dc-dc ATX converter was designed from ground up to fit small form factor ATX boards, allowing enclosure designers to save space while not compromising power requirements.
Cool power. Operating at only 12V, the picoPSU-150-XT dc-dc ATX power supply delivers 150 Watts of power. picoPSU provides plenty of power (via ATX connector and HDD cable harness) for CPU and an entire range of peripherals.
City Net ITP15080B PicoPSU-150-XT, 80W Power Kit
Tiniest DC-DC ATX PSU: 150W
Power adapter: AC-DC 12V, 6.6A Switching Power Adapter
Patent Pending HyperWatt[TM] technologies
100% silent, fanless
Over 96% efficiency
Plugs directly into the ATX connector
Long Life, Solid Polymer Caps, Japan
D945GCLF2 friendly (4 pin P4 cable)
12V-ATX cable (4 pin power)
Fits 24 pin mini-ITX boards
Configurable wire harness
PCI power bracket
ROHS compliant version
PCI Rear Slot Cover for all circular power connectors