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    Sure about that?

    From what I saw so far, PSUs like that have VERY limited connectivity options. Or did you get lucky and have one with exceptional number of connectors?

    And since these tend to be low-end designs, 12V power is fair bit lower than rated total power.

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    The towers have space for cards and hard drives (with enough connectors)


    Dell Inspiron 570

    HP Compaq dc7800 Convertible Minitower PC

    HP Compaq 8000 elite Convertible Minitower PC (this power supply is 12V only)

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    LOL.

    Those PSUs don't even support video cards with single 6-pin connector. And you're lucky to have a spare SATA connector.

    Upgrade options in those PCs are extremely limited at best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rafal_iB_PL View Post
    LOL.

    Ah, don't laugh at those less fortunate than yourself; although it is funny ;-)

    Actually these computers are still all doing sterling service.

    It's ME that needs the upgrades ;-)
    Last edited by ashiekh; 01-29-2018 at 11:27 AM.

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