HP z210 CMT Work Station power supply upgrade to power higher end graphics card

I have an HP z210 CMT work station with a 400 Watt power supply which isn't much to power a decent graphics card. The board doesn't support an ATX power supply nor does one fit into the case correctly. This is what I have found out so far:

"This is standard for pretty much any HP workstation - the core components other than drives, memory and of course add-on cards must be from HP. Z200 series aren't designed for any heavy duty graphics work, and even if you put the 750W PSU in, the airflow isn't adequate for full-length Quadro series cards.

The CMT version of Z210 does support Quadro 2000 though. HP Support ... there answer was "the 400W power supply is the only one approved for use in this system"."

This was a year ago so I am wondering if there are any cards other than the Quadros that will run well with this system, or visa versa if HP has an updated higher wattage power supply to support higher end cards.

I apologize if this is not the correct forum to post this in, but I didn't see a power supply section.
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  1. Best thing to do is. If you want save mobo ,cpu + memory. Buy new case + psu.
    This is good combo now. And u never have to worry again is there enough power to run best video cards.
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Microcenter)
    Power Supply: Rosewill Lightning 800W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $179.98
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-08 21:52 EST-0500)
    Reply to AxlFone
  2. It's possible to make a custom adapter that will mate a standard ATX power supply connector to a proprietary mother board connector. . .

    http://hothardware.com/cs/forums/t/58838.aspx
    [see the reply by GeorgeBurgess, who reports having successfully made and implemented an adapter for his HP z200, and who offers his services for a small fee]

    In a similar vein, some owners of consumer-grade Acer & Gateway desktops have been dismayed upon discovering proprietary connectors inside. . .

    http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1833076/odd-moth...
    [see "Best Solution" which describes how to make an adapter, and subsequent related posts ]
    Reply to Upgrader3
  3. Dear Aaron2323
    Hi I've got the z210 as well, I got last month the asus gtx 770 2gb GPU.
    I play every day for 4-5 hours games (COD GHOST, BTF 3/4 , BLACK FLAG) I use the ultra Spect of the GPU. I do not have any problems with the power supply.
    I hope help you out.

    Regards

    Rogerlondon
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  4. Dear Aaron2323
    Hi I've got the z210 as well, I got last month the asus gtx 770 2gb GPU.
    I play every day for 4-5 hours games (COD GHOST, BTF 3/4 , BLACK FLAG) I use the ultra Spect of the GPU. I do not have any problems with the power supply.
    I hope help you out.

    Regards

    Rogerlondon
    Reply to rogerlondon
  5. Hi Rogerlondon!
    I found your post regarding the GTX 770 in a HP Z210, so I just wanted to ask if you encountered any problems in the long run. My situation is similar: I got a Z220 CMT and plan to upgrade to one of the 2016 models.

    Thank you for your time,

    Winston1894
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  6. rogerlondon said:
    Dear Aaron2323
    Hi I've got the z210 as well, I got last month the asus gtx 770 2gb GPU.
    I play every day for 4-5 hours games (COD GHOST, BTF 3/4 , BLACK FLAG) I use the ultra Spect of the GPU. I do not have any problems with the power supply.
    I hope help you out.

    Regards

    Rogerlondon


    Sorry for the mega necro, but would you mind explaining how you got the 770 to work? Do you use a Molex to 8pin adapter?
    Reply to Giklab
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