Thanks for the reply. I got some advise from a modding forum dealing with the SuperMicro X7DWT motherboard. The board is compatible with the standard ESP 12v power supplies but it requires to repining for you to no kill the board. Luckily I had a extension add on for the 24 pin power cable to repin so I didn't have to butcher my power supply and void its warranty.
Very nice, I didn't even consider the warranty thing... or repinning an extension (great idea)
I'd vote yours as best answer... lol