So far so good, I can arrange everything fine for a "PC in an xbox" mod. But as with every other person who's tried this, I've hit a snag:
The problem is supplying power:
- Attempting to hack the original 200W PSU will fail (I'd have to rewire it, which I'm not confident enough to do, and I'm not even sure it would work even if I got it right)
- A normal PSU won't fit, and making one into an external power brick would look stupid and be a pain in the nether regions to plug and unplug from the xbox.
So. I've decided that the easiest way to get round this is to use a Pico-PSU and a DC power brick, like what you'd plug a laptop into. I'd cunningly disguise this inside the old xbox PSU case, to keep the thing looking neat.
However, all my previous builds (all 2 of them ) have been without power constraints and using a Pico-PSU introduces the power limits of a DC supply.
My system will consist (probably) of:
Gigabyte GA-G41M-ES2H Intel G41
2Gb of RAM (be it 1x2Gb or 2x1Gb)
Slimline Bluray or DVD RW drive
16Gb or 32Gb SSD
About 6 (small, low RPM) case fans
Will a 60W DC power adapter provide that system with enough power? How many Watts should I be looking at?