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jAkUp
01-11-06, 12:51 PM
Look how tiny this thing is! 120W!!

http://www.xyzcomputing.com/images/stories/articlepics/picopsu/pico_004.jpg

http://www.xyzcomputing.com/index.php?option=content&task=view&id=516

Marvel_us
01-11-06, 12:54 PM
Damn, that thing is tiny.

|JuiceZ|
01-11-06, 12:57 PM
Think that could power an SLi rig? lol

wheeljack12
01-11-06, 02:27 PM
I am curious where the external power connects to power that thing?

|JuiceZ|
01-11-06, 02:47 PM
I am curious where the external power connects to power that thing?

It doesn't because its only a dc-to-dc power supply and still requires an ac-to-dc converter.

tacos4me
01-11-06, 02:51 PM
Doesn't that new Dell Renegade use these? Or something?

jAkUp
01-11-06, 02:58 PM
I wonder if a device that small would be good in consoles. May be able to save some space. I dunno if the one the XB360 uses is that small, I know it has a power brick

Starscream
01-11-06, 04:37 PM
That's a DC to DC power supply. That means you still need an AC to DC converter (or power brick) to convert the AC power in your house to use that thing or you can use it in a car pretty easily.

TierMann
01-11-06, 05:31 PM
http://www.mini-box.com/s.nl/sc.8/category.13/.f
There are a few others like that (not as small) that have been around for a while. I never had a use for it though since I never built an M-ITX box or anything that's only going to use only 200w. They're nice if you're building a tiny M-ITX in a really small case (old console etc).

AthlonXP1800
01-13-06, 02:14 AM
That very impressive smallest ATX 120W picoPSU, I think by the end of 2006 we could see a 550W picoPSU as big as a credit card size. :)

CaptNKILL
01-13-06, 02:41 AM
Thats a pretty nice little gadget for a mini-itx (or nano-itx) system but for $50? Come on... theres 2 capacitors, a few wires and a PCB. Theres NOTHING to it... considering that youd still need an AC to DC converter its not all that amazing.