Power Supply for ASUS Z9PE-D16

Admittedly its been a while since I've built a server type build. In short, I'm creating a lab server for some business related work.

The motherboard that I've landed on is a ASUS Z9PE-D16 SSI EEB Server Motherboard Dual LGA 2011 DDR3 1600, which is quite nice IMHO. The problem that I'm having is finding a powersupply to fit the 24+8+8 pin board. I've found ENERMAX Platimax EPM1200EWT (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817194096), however I dont believe I need that much wattage and frankly I'm not looking to spend that much on a powersupply if it can be helped.

The server for now will house 1 E5-2640 CPU expanding to 2 later on at 95 watts each I believe, with 32GIGs of ram. There will be no hard drives since the server will run off a a NAS via iSCSI. Also, there will be no other components such as cd-rom drives, etc.

Is it possible to get a 500 watt power supply with a 24 pin connection and use a cable adaptor to split two 4 pin connectors into 2 x 8 pin connectors?

From the mother board manual:

24-pin EATXPWR1, 8-pin EATX12V1/EATX12V2

Thanks in advance for any advice.


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  1. I don't know if the following is cheap enough for you. Its OEM is Seasonic and it has a 5 Year Warranty.

    PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk III 500W for $79.99 ($59.99 after mail-in rebate card)

    has one hardwired 4+4 CPU Power connector cable and one modular 4+4 CPU Power connector cable.

  2. Cool - thanks for that link. I found this however


    750 watts will allow me to expand in the future - IE if I take out the iSCSI and add 15K SCSI drives directly, etc.
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