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  • Bought parts, but where/how do I mount the DC/DC PSU?

    Just got all the parts in, and started putting things together. I have built numerous home PCs, but space is not really an issue there. This stuff is tiny! So it seems that the power supply does not fit in the case, and neither does a 3.5" HDD (missed the specs on that one )

    So here's what I have:
    M350 Universal Mini-ITX enclosure by Mini-Box
    M2-ATX 160W Intelligent DC-DC PSU
    Intel D510MO Intel Desktop Board With integrated Intel® Atom™ processor D510
    1 x 2GB SDRAM

    So the motherboard mounts in the case, no problem. But I cannot see an obvious way to mount the power supply in the case, so probably it has to be in some separate little box which I'll have to fabricate/procure. And then the ATX harness will have to somehow have to route into the case, and it's not all that long. And then the hard drive will not fit either... so I'll have to mount it separately. This must be a common issue, so I'm wondering how others approach this?

  • #2
    my dastx didnt fit in my case. so i bought a lil plastic box from radioshack and attached it to the side. lol
    trinybwoy

    2006 Mazda6 Carpc

    2008 Acura TSX Nexus 7

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    • #3
      that's kinda what I was thinking too... thanks

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      • #4
        Why was this posted in the FAQ section?
        Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
        How about the Wiki?



        Under normal circumstances, a signature would go here.

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        • #5
          whoops, good question... icon added, hopefully a moderator will move it. I meant to post it under beginner stuff, I was looking through the FAQs, this question seemed more specific than the FAQs are...

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          • #6
            Thread moved.

            Buy a 2.5" drive to solve one of your problems. If you don't want to spend the money, bolt the 3.5" drive to the case or next to the enclosure. Use a dremel or something similar to hack the case up to allow the ribbon cable to go into the enclosure.

            I managed to get a 3.5" inside that case, however. It was a tight fit, but it's in there.

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            • #7
              http://www.mini-box.com/M3-ATX-DC-DC...=8&category=13

              That's what you need instead It'll be alot easier and seeing as you have a D510MO, it will provide enough power for it too

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              • #8
                Originally posted by BiG K View Post
                http://www.mini-box.com/M3-ATX-DC-DC...=8&category=13

                That's what you need instead It'll be alot easier and seeing as you have a D510MO, it will provide enough power for it too
                I wish I had found that 5 days ago! Have people gotten this one (M3-ATX) working pretty well? I know, there's a whole sub-forum on it, I'm going there next.

                I did get a project case, I'm thinking about extending the wires, putting the PSU and hard drive both in there. We'll see how things progress...

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