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PicoPSUs actually kind of suck, and they are kinda expensive. Nice concept, but not quite there. Try one of those ITX cases with the PSUs in it. Most of them have 150-200W rated PSUs. I'm not sure if they could do that much if they were asked, but they should be able to.

Seeing that the E-350 will only pull like 50-70W, it should have no problems handling it perfectly, and the components won't be stressed much, even if they are crap.
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PicoPSUs actually kind of suck, and they are kinda expensive. Nice concept, but not quite there.
Yeah, I saw an excellent review of a few bricks + picoPSU last year.
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The CX430 is not a bad power supply. I'm not sure why there was ever hatred for it.
We can go over the details again, but I don't want to get this thread locked like the last one. IMO it was a big deal about nothing.
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Any thoughts on the lower end builds?
They're good for the most part.

Wolf did a review of one model made by InWin themselves, and Gabe did a review of the same unit as well.

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Hmmm... I could just stick a power brick and picoPSU in the space as well.

However, I don't know if the regulation/ripple would be all that much better.
12v Regulation and Noise is about as good as the Brick that is used.

Antec's FSP made bricks are some of the best that are easily available. That plus a PicoPSU Wide Input model and you've got a pretty good setup. Though it's a bit costly compared to a normal PSU it does have the benefit of being 100% silent and the Pico PSU's are also all solid capacitors and easily fixed if something goes wrong.
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Yeah, I saw an excellent review of a few bricks + picoPSU last year.
Yep you're talking about the JG article right? Yeah...I was always curious how they performed. They're not the worst, but they do need some work. Then again, what other "ATX" DC/DC converter do you know that is 1/2 the size of a credit card.
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