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    PicoBox Z2 PC PSUs are just 56mm long

    Approx the same size as a 24-pin ATX connector. Available in 120W, 160W, 200W, and 250W.
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    Re: PicoBox Z2 PC PSUs are just 56mm long

    PicoPSUs are nothing new, and have been around for years (I used one last year in a project). Why is this even news? What makes these particular products any different to the ones that have been available on the market for a while?

    Also note that the wattage ratings are somewhat optimistic for many picoPSUs, and they may run rather warm in practice... it would have been far more useful for Hexus to review and compare this against the existing competitors to see if it lives up to the claimed ratings.

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    Re: PicoBox Z2 PC PSUs are just 56mm long

    This is not a new concept, the picoPSU has been around for years and there are lots of Chinese knockoffs that run off DC 12v (like in a car). If you want more, there are things like the HDPLEX 400W. That one is larger and doesn't sit over the 24pin but still smaller than the usual PSUs (SFX, flex, TFX, etc.)

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    Re: PicoBox Z2 PC PSUs are just 56mm long

    can it power a gtx 1050 ?

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    Re: PicoBox Z2 PC PSUs are just 56mm long

    Quote Originally Posted by lumireleon View Post
    can it power a gtx 1050 ?
    Maximum power is 250w so it would be pushing it. You might be able to use 2, one for the system and one for the GPU, but you would need to be careful with the connections.
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    Re: PicoBox Z2 PC PSUs are just 56mm long

    Quote Originally Posted by peterb View Post
    Maximum power is 250w so it would be pushing it. You might be able to use 2, one for the system and one for the GPU, but you would need to be careful with the connections.
    Pushing it? The GTX 1050 is a 75W GPU. Unless you're running a >140W HEDT CPU, it can power a GPU like that just fine. Of course as mentioned above units like this tend to be a bit optimistically rated, but that's most often the case for either cheap Chinese knockoffs that skimp on copper (Picobox is not a knockoff brand), or include the 3.3 and 5V in their total wattage. 12V is passed straight through the board from the DC source, generating zero heat, so unless this is using some very thin wiring it should power a 75W GPU + a normal 65-95W CPU at stock clocks just fine.

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    Re: PicoBox Z2 PC PSUs are just 56mm long

    Quote Originally Posted by Valantar View Post
    Pushing it? The GTX 1050 is a 75W GPU. Unless you're running a >140W HEDT CPU, it can power a GPU like that just fine. Of course as mentioned above units like this tend to be a bit optimistically rated, but that's most often the case for either cheap Chinese knockoffs that skimp on copper (Picobox is not a knockoff brand), or include the 3.3 and 5V in their total wattage. 12V is passed straight through the board from the DC source, generating zero heat, so unless this is using some very thin wiring it should power a 75W GPU + a normal 65-95W CPU at stock clocks just fine.
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