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As the tittle says I'm looking for an PSU that will be compatible with an ITX bord.
I've tryed to search for it with no direct luck, found some ATX, DC/DC and single point PSU's but non of them would suite my needs
So thats why I'm trying my luck in here.
The thing is it need's to be quite small, heigt max 45mm, lengt max 220mm, width is not that essential as there is room to play with there.

I'm planing to make an ITX based PC in an non standard ITX case and i don't like adapters kind of PSU's.

Is my only chance to rip appart an ATX PSU and try to make it fit or is anyone in here aware of an PSU that would make me happy? confused.gif
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Have you looked at something like a PicoPSU? They're small adapters that plug in to the 20 or 24 pin slot on a motherboard, and rely on an external laptop-style power brick for AC-DC conversion.

http://ncix.com/products/?sku=54341&vpn=PICOPSU-160-XT&manufacture=Mini-Box
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I'm currently piecing together a small build with an itx board and 90w psu with a power brick. I found a smaller brick with very similar specs that works well so far. I ended up putting the brick directly in my build and the only thing I need to figure out now is placement of the wire or seeing if I can safely shorten it.
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Yes I have taken a look at the PicoPSU and must say I like the concept, only disadvantage is the power brick thing.

I was hoping to get an PSU to embed in the case so that I would only have to use a cable from the case to the wall.

I know this is difficult to find but hoping someone here might have some kind of trick up their sleeve to help me out smile.gif

Thanks anyway
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Originally Posted by Rezern View Post

Yes I have taken a look at the PicoPSU and must say I like the concept, only disadvantage is the power brick thing.

I was hoping to get an PSU to embed in the case so that I would only have to use a cable from the case to the wall.

I know this is difficult to find but hoping someone here might have some kind of trick up their sleeve to help me out smile.gif

Thanks anyway

This might help, then. It's similar to the PicoPSU in wattage, but the AC-DC conversion takes place onboard, and it has a standard socket without needing an external power brick: http://www.hd-plex.com/psu.80w.html

You might need to heatsink it, however - HDPlex attaches that PSU to a good chunk of finned aluminum in their cases. If not, maybe some airflow. wink.gif
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I'm currently piecing together a small build with an itx board and 90w psu with a power brick. I found a smaller brick with very similar specs that works well so far. I ended up putting the brick directly in my build and the only thing I need to figure out now is placement of the wire or seeing if I can safely shorten it.

Maybe thats an idea.. To put the whole thing into the case. Never though of that since the power brick thingy is normally outside the case.
If there's not coming any better advices along the road I might have to go with that.
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This might help, then. It's similar to the PicoPSU in wattage, but the AC-DC conversion takes place onboard, and it has a standard socket without needing an external power brick: http://www.hd-plex.com/psu.80w.html
You might need to heatsink it, however - HDPlex attaches that PSU to a good chunk of finned aluminum in their cases. If not, maybe some airflow. wink.gif

This is more like what I was thinking about, only need to calculate how much power my system would draw then in order to maybe start thinking of ordering this piece thumb.gif

[EDIT] Is the heatsink included with the PSU you think?
Edited by Rezern - 4/1/12 at 2:44pm
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hmm would something like this work (400 watt here)? dimensions are 3.2" x 1.7" x 6" Looked at some of their power supplies a long time ago in regards to smaller power supplies and can be found on newegg (and i think frys)
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hmm would something like this work (400 watt here)? dimensions are 3.2" x 1.7" x 6" Looked at some of their power supplies a long time ago in regards to smaller power supplies and can be found on newegg (and i think frys)

This might be one of the PSU's I might end up with. Like that it looks just like an ordinary PSU (just a whole lot smaller)

Thanks for all the suggestions you have given me, it's highly appreciated smile.gif
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