HDPlex 200W AC-DC - I'm surprised nobody is talking about this

Choidebu

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Aug 16, 2017
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May came and went... looks like i'm keeping my pc open case for now..
 

smitty2k1

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Dec 3, 2016
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Preorders are live!
That 200w plug in unit is beastly. Surprised the 200w AC/DC is so big though. The Meanwell is a good 2" shorter (though it does require some airflow, but I'd imagine in a PC case you will have plenty).

Looking forward to seeing more mini-sandwich style cases built around the 200w and 400w HD Plex power supplies!
 

ermac318

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Looking forward to seeing more mini-sandwich style cases built around the 200w and 400w HD Plex power supplies!
Not sure how you power a CPU and GPU with a 200w unit except a GTX1650. I think the 400w is more realistic for any dedicated GPU. 200w may be for next-gen APUs or the Intel post-Ice Lake chips with Gen11/gen12 integrated graphics.
 

robbee

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Not sure how you power a CPU and GPU with a 200w unit except a GTX1650. I think the 400w is more realistic for any dedicated GPU. 200w may be for next-gen APUs or the Intel post-Ice Lake chips with Gen11/gen12 integrated graphics.
200 Watts should be fine to power a GTX 1060 and a 65w CPU. I just ordered my DC-ATX unit!
 

AMv8-1day

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Feb 13, 2017
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Not sure how you power a CPU and GPU with a 200w unit except a GTX1650. I think the 400w is more realistic for any dedicated GPU. 200w may be for next-gen APUs or the Intel post-Ice Lake chips with Gen11/gen12 integrated graphics.
Not a problem at all. It wouldn't even be that difficult to run a 1660ti/65W CPU. RTX 2060 is possible with a slight undervolt (around 135-140W) and a 35W TDP CPU. Other components are a concern, so a mini-ITX board, a couple RAM modules, 1 or 2 fans, and an M.2 SSD should run you around 25-30W.
These Nano ATX PSUs are pretty stout and perfectly capable of handling occasional peaks above their rated wattage. Plus other than running simultaneous synthetic tests, you'll never actually see everything running at full bore at the same time.
 

smitty2k1

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I've got a Meanwell 200w unit + 160w PicoPSU powering a 65w CPU (2400g) and 1050ti GPU. I can run Prime95 and Furmark all day long without it tripping the PSU. I'd guess the extra 40w afforded by the 200w plug-in unit should at least get us up to GTX 1660 territory.
 

Windfall

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Not sure how you power a CPU and GPU with a 200w unit except a GTX1650. I think the 400w is more realistic for any dedicated GPU. 200w may be for next-gen APUs or the Intel post-Ice Lake chips with Gen11/gen12 integrated graphics.
People often WAY overestimate power draw. Trust me, it can handle it, and this refresh is all the better.
 

bledha

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With a low power chip, I'm almost certain it's possible.

I've seen a few people power 1060's with the 160w version. With another 40w to spare, it'll be easy peasy!
This is true, and the 200w will be a lifesaver for me ad my next ultra SFF build. I have tried many orientations of the 65W CPU (Intel & AMD) + 120W GPU (960, 1060, etc) and the HDPlex 160 could never handle it beyond a few minutes of heavy load without crashing (gmaing or synthetic). I recommend if anyone wants to do that combo to go the 200w route at the least!
 

Choidebu

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Aug 16, 2017
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Nice find.
That latch release button is such a welcome feature... I couldn't think how many times I struggled unplugging my unit, and it's not even as fat as this version.

The build and finish looks amazing. He even put different colored connector to indicate which is going to the unit. People have made those mistakes, they sure listen to them.