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Will a server power supply work in a small form pc?

I have recently bough a small form factor gateway pc (sx series) and to upgrade my good for nothing video card i need a new power supply and the only one that can remotely fit (atleast it looks like it) is a server power supply

also if a video card says it needs atleast a 300 watt power supply, does it literally mean just the video card alone needs 300? i know it sounds dumb but.. Im just making sure.
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  1. The 300 watt recommendation is for total power used by the whole system, not just the video card. The problem with using a server PSU is that it might not have the proper (or enough) power connections for your video card, should it require additional power.
  2. Oh good Thanks. i was hoping i wouldn't have to spend 100+ on a power supply. could u check if these ate compatible?'id appreciate it :) i was looking at them but i just don't know what to look for in difference

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817104092

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814133356
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    allstarbenchwarmer said:
    Oh good Thanks. i was hoping i wouldn't have to spend 100+ on a power supply. could u check if these ate compatible?'id appreciate it :) i was looking at them but i just don't know what to look for in difference

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817104092

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814133356

    The PSU has the required power & amps available. The video card doesn't require any PCI/E power cables, it gets all the power it needs from the PCI/E slot on the motherboard.

    The only concern I have about the PSU is : Does it have the correct cabling & fittings to work with a consumer grade desktop motherboard? I don't know if server motherboards require different power connectors from desktop motherboards. :sweat: :??:
  4. well thanks youve help'd a lot. im gonna have to gamble on this one. im getting tired of playing skyrim on low graphics.. hehe

    have a good day sir :)
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