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Ask the Dell Tech How does a 24 pin connector fit onto a 20 pin ATX? There is techmically a way to shoehorn it in there but its definitely Not the same on all. Some are 24 pin and Some are 20. An interesting Idea that theres one supply to fit all. Even more interesting if its REALLY 305w and not 250 or 220 or 200 watts. The Documentation for the GX280 Verifies this. They must aLL Be towers to interchange power supply parts as far as the CASE of the supply goes. The connectors and wire length?? thats a whole nuther issue. There may be a specifc version of GX280 tower motherboard that fits the SKYDIVE Mini Tower case. Perhaps they mean NEO instead of MR SMITH.
This is Mr SMith This is NEO The NEO has always been referred to me as the SKYDIVE CHASSIS.
My sources tell me that Dell Dimension 8400 F4284 C4849 350W Power Supply
Message Edited by SpeedStep on 08-22-200606:29 PM
morellomre wrote:i have the case on the right. i think its a gx 270 (not sure, at work right now). im looking to upgrade to something in the 400-500w range for my new vid card. would something like this work: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817709010i was told atx12v was the correct size..with a little modification ive heard that to get it to fit you need to hack a hole into the back of the case. while i have no problem doing this can someone whos done it already tell me if its a big hole? small hole? and what do i use to CUT it. if thats wrong if something fits better can someone please steer me in the right direction. need it in the 450-500w range.
If the spec is correct it should work fine. However Im not sure I trust a 480w psu thats only $20.
Only Tower case can use REAL PSU. Other cases its an itty bitty box and doesnt fit.
On the Left the HackJob on the Right the original.
Hackjob by speedstep using right angle tin snips 45 seconds.
Using Kronus Nibbler tool .. 15 minutes.
Generally I use the tin snips now as I dont care if anyone thinks its an ugly hole.
Left side is Antec True Power Right Side is original Dell.
If you are patient the Nibbler works fine and makes a nice clean hole. But Im an instant gratification kind of guy so the tin snips gets the down and dirty right away.
Radio Shack Still carries the Kronus Nibbler tools.
Kronus Nibbling Tool
Model: 64-2960 Catalog #: 64-2960
GO! MOD Nibbler 29524 Metal Cutting Tool Model: 29524Catalog #: 55010716
Message Edited by SpeedStep on 08-22-200606:23 PM