Power supply... 24 pin motherboard with p4 connector in M350 case.
I am curious what people might suggest using.
I purchased a Gigabyte Z-77N-WiFi motherboard with a low profile fan and an i3 55watt CPU. This has a p4 connector and a 24 pin power connector.
This is going into a M350 Mini-box case.
i will be using an SSD as my HD.
Problem I am having now is what power supply to use.
I could use a Pico -160XT PSU but then I need a regulated supply. This has a 24 pin power connector and p4 connector.
the M2-ATX has a p4 connector but only has a 20 pin connector and won't fit in my case because it is too long. If I install a spare HD bracket I will have basically 6" by 2.5" of usable area due to the motherboard layout.
I ordered an M3-ATX supply but this only has a 20 pin connector and no P4 connector. I have seen 20-24 pin connectors and I have seen or could make my own P4 to 4pin Molex connector. But I wonder if these adapters are a smart idea.
It looks like I could actually use one of the Pico supplies along with a DSX12VD regulated supply. This option looks like the most viable in my case since the DSX12VD looks like it could be mounted to a second HD bracket and mounted inside the case with the Pico supply. The Pico supply would only need the P4 connector, a Sata connector and the power connectors to the DSX supply.
This is a powerful little computer..
Just trying to figure out how to power it. (I can also upgrade to a 65 watt i7 if I ever wanted)