Battery powering a Mini ITX Gaming Desktop?
Firstly two things;
1) I just wanted to say thank you so much to all of the guys on this answers section, for giving a lot of their time whilst being incredibly helpful, patient and overall just awesome! Just to name a few of the most consistently helpful; steveastrouk, Kiteman, iceng and Downunder35m.
2) I know this question has been asked before and asking it again has been my last resort after trawling the web as I know reviving old topics can irritate the OP etc..
But anyway: I am building another PC, with the challenge of it being a portable 'console killer'. The idea is to make a Mini ITX gaming PC as small as possible (a challenge in itself) which can run for an hour or two on battery and then needing to be plugged in and recharged whilst still being usable.
The current specs;
Asus H81I-PLUS Intel H81 DDR3 Mini ITX Motherboard (1150 Socket)
Intel i5 3.2Ghz Processor
Zotac Nvidia GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB GPU
CPU Liquid Cooler Corsair Hydro H55 120mm Fan
So I need all of this... ...battery powered...
So I was thinking; all a PSU is is an AC adapter and step down transformer. So all I would need is several laptop batteries (and a way of charging them seperately) , a way of mounting them, a voltage regulator and wiring to power the computer and bypass the battery AND charge it when I am using a laptop external PSU. Right? But then, is the high current from a wall socket necessary to a PC's function?