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    Automotive ATX Power Supplies with a desktop

    I have been debating on either using an Intelligent Automotive ATX Power Supply or a dc/ac converter and using my desk top power supply.

    My question is, can one of the automotive power supplies, such as the M2-ATX 160W or OPUS 120, be used on a desktop motherboard? The MB I plan to use is a GIGABYTE GA-M61SME-S2 AM2 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard.

    I see that they use a 20 pin ATX MB power cable, and my MB uses a 24 pin. I could use an adapter for that. I also have an 80 gig sata HD and an IDE dvd drive that will go into the system. This is from my old desktop. I just built a new amd dual core so I could use the old pc for my truck.

    Thanks in advance.

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    if the motherboard has an ATX connector, it can be powered with an ATX compliant PSU no matter where the PSU gets its power from. So yes it will work.
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    Just to give you an idea, my m1-atx is powering a micro-atx sever board. You would, as you stated, need an adapter for that motherboard.

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    Thanks guys. Thats exactly what I needed to know.

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