I recently upgraded my video card in my HTPC, and like a noob didn't check the power demand untill it was shipped. Now I need to find a PSU that will fit my case (it's a modified "Neuros Link". The problem is i has a hell of a small PSU slot.
What I'm in need of is a 400 watt PSU with a 24pin, which is 3.5" by 2.75" by 7" (or smaller). I've searched everywhere I could find and have come up dry.
Any help or leads would be REALLY appreciated. Thanks for your time guys.
It's just that this case is sleek, black, and sits quite unassumingly in my theater shelf - I'd rather not to have to buy another one and start looking like my dad with his 4 PC's in every room stacked on one-another.
In the end if this doesn't turn up something in the next week or so I will have to start shopping for a nice looking (bigger) case - I've just always found the answer I need here, so I'm hoping you guys will come through for me again
Another option I was thinking of was getting a PSU with the height and width requirements, (3.5" by 2.75" - or vice-verse, I could always lay it on its side) but longer length, and just dremel out the back panel of the HTPC.
You can't see the back anyway so it wouldn't matter if there were a couple inches sticking out the back...
Yeah, the better card is unfortunately not an option - I had to buy this one so that it would squeeze into my case - same reason I can't buy a regular ATX PSU. I have modified PSU's in the past (ganging up two peripheral powers to make a 4-pin P4 power plug - was rather proud of myself for that I must admit).
I just wonder that if the 24-pin from the Thermaltake gets connected in-line with the 24-pin from the primary PSU, wouldn't that help to reduce the load on the primary (which is only 230w) by adding the Thermaltake's 400w to the mix?
Like I say I'm a biologist, not an electrician, so I trust that if someone says it won't I'll just buy a new case. There's one on Newegg for like $65 WITH a 500w PSU already in it (it's a POS power supply though of course...)
More and more it seems like I'm going to make Newegg stock go up again - oh well it was worth a shot and you guys gave some good feedback. Thanks for the time fellas.
I got the HD4650 by XFX, a short, narrow card that will play my hi-def .mkv's without the stutter and skip that my onboard does.
I had to choose this card based on dimensions - this little shorty is one of the only ones I found that will fit - and it just barely does. Unless I've totally gotten it wrong - it should play the heavier 1080p files (I've only recently learned not all 1080p is created equal!).
The rest of the box is capable, 4gigs DDR2, 1TB storage, ~3.*ghz single core, optical audio, etc... So I'm hoping this video card will take me up a big notch from the onboard video (even though it has an HDMI out - which is convenient).