PSU form factor question

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by sindustrial777, Jul 16, 2006.

  1. sindustrial777

    sindustrial777 OSNN Addict

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    Looking into upgrading my video card and with it my PSU soon and I have a micro ATX mobo. Wondering if a regular ATX PSU would be able to power the micro board so long as it I use a big enough case to fit the ATX PSU. The reason I ask is because MicroATX PSUs dont get much higher than 350 watts and that just isnt enough these days. Wouldnt really like to replace my board if i didnt have to. Thanks
     
  2. Shamus MacNoob

    Shamus MacNoob Moderator Political User

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    Not a problem with the PSU as long as it is ATX form your fine.
     
  3. LeeJend

    LeeJend Moderator

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    Generally what Shamas said, but some of the higher power ATX poweer supplies are physically bigger. They mount in the same cut out, support any ATX MB but may interfere with HSF or airflow in a micro ATX case. Especially if you have a large after market HSF.

    Look up the dimensions on the new PSU and see how tight a squeeze it will be in a micro case.
     
  4. sindustrial777

    sindustrial777 OSNN Addict

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    I think i'll just buy an ATX case that supports micro atx to give all my stuff some breathing room.
     
  5. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    Lord says
    oh and he told me to post that! /me runs

    PS I say check my "unusual build" thread and pic, that is the way I personally would go! But not to everyone's taste!