August 2, 2017
Since my desktop seems to have died, I had to find a new pico psu, or just another small psu that would fit inside my small mini itx case. I like these small psu's because my setups are on the small side. It's been a while since I put my old one together and I didn't even think about how many pins this one was, I just went ahead and purchased one to test out. As it turns out my old, very old board was a 20 pin, and so was my old pico psu. This is a 24 pin, and my new board requires a 24 pin psu. So it actually worked out. This one has a single wire for the power unlike my old one. It was a two piece that you clicked together which also worked just fine. This is supposed to be 200 watts, but of course my system doesn't need that much, but I like having more than less since you will have problems if you don't.
You will need a power adapter in the voltage range for this one to work correctly. Read about the problem I had in the gigabyte ga-z270 motherboard that I used this in.
I read in a forum somewhere that they may have a Z4 version with a heat sink somewhere, but I haven't seen it. Either way if you can just get some cooling to them you should, they do create a bit of heat even though they are small. I had to add a fan on my other one as it's a bit tight and it did get warmer than usual. The board on the other one is also at a 90 degree angle which makes it harder to work with compared to this one. I haven't seen the other one around now. Either way, this one should be fine as long as it works. I can't say much about how long it will last as I'm just starting to use it, but I'm sure I'll update this here if something does come up.
I almost forgot to mention that it does have one very bright blue LED though, which can be annoying for many. Either way, these have been around for a very long time now and the only other issue I had was trying to take it back out. It's just the board on the top so it's hard to get a good hold on it without grabbing the board.