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Dell Optiplex PSU replacement for a GPU

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I have a Dell Optiplex 3020 that I'm upgrading as a sleeper PC but the current PSU doesn't have a PCIE connector for the RX 580 8GB i've brought. the only issue is the motherboard has an ATX 8 pin power input that has 'P1' on it, the other CPU power plug is a 4 Pin port. my thinking is that ill need to get an adapter for 20 pin that comes in standard PSUs on the market. Does anyone have any idea what I need? needs to be 550W minimum I think.

 

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Personally, if you're upgrading it as a sleeper PC, I would have started with the motherboard/CPU. This would have ensured compatibility for anything else you want to add down the road.

 

It looks like a standard mATX board will fit in the case, luckily enough.

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2 minutes ago, Crunchy Dragon said:

Personally, if you're upgrading it as a sleeper PC, I would have started with the motherboard/CPU. This would have ensured compatibility for anything else you want to add down the road.

 

It looks like a standard mATX board will fit in the case, luckily enough.

is there no way i can use this motherboard??

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Just now, scollins12343 said:

is there no way i can use this motherboard??

An adapter might work, but if the CPU only needs 4 pin power, it's probably not worth using in a sleeper rig anyway.

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1 minute ago, Crunchy Dragon said:

An adapter might work, but if the CPU only needs 4 pin power, it's probably not worth using in a sleeper rig anyway.

so would you suggest just getting a mATX board and a new mother board?

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Just now, scollins12343 said:

so would you suggest just getting a mATX board and a new mother board?

Yeah, upgrade the CPU and motherboard. Memory if necessary, as well.

 

Go for mATX since full ATX won't fit in your case.

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1 minute ago, Crunchy Dragon said:

Yeah, upgrade the CPU and motherboard. Memory if necessary, as well.

 

Go for mATX since full ATX won't fit in your case.

the CPU is a i5-4590, the whole point was to be a budget build, only reason im trying to do things on the cheap

 

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Just now, scollins12343 said:

the CPU is a i5-4590, the whole point was to be a budget build, only reason im trying to do things on the cheap

Look for an mATX Z97 board, then.

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1 minute ago, scollins12343 said:

That board is not guaranteed to work with your CPU, that's why I said Z97.

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1 minute ago, Crunchy Dragon said:

That board is not guaranteed to work with your CPU, that's why I said Z97.

they are like £100 plus so wouldn't be worth it as im on a tight budget. is there a site that you can check motherboards compatibility.

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Just now, scollins12343 said:

they are like £100 plus so wouldn't be worth it as im on a tight budget. is there a site that you can check motherboards compatibility.

The motherboard manufacturer's site.

 

The board you linked will work, but may or may not need a BIOS update(which will require an older CPU than the one you have), but a Z/H97 board is guaranteed to work out of the box.

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1 minute ago, Crunchy Dragon said:

The motherboard manufacturer's site.

 

The board you linked will work, but may or may not need a BIOS update(which will require an older CPU than the one you have), but a Z/H97 board is guaranteed to work out of the box.

ah okay so I need to look at supported motherboards and the bios revision thats needed to use the cpu

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6 hours ago, scollins12343 said:

is there no way i can use this motherboard??

Nope, you're out of luck in this case...

Because its a 12V Only System...

6 hours ago, Crunchy Dragon said:

An adapter might work, but if the CPU only needs 4 pin power, it's probably not worth using in a sleeper rig anyway.

Not really, as he needs an active adapter with a boost converter as this PSU has a 12V Standby Rail...

And a really strong one as well...

And I don't know of many PSU that have more than 4A Standby as this has over 1,5A on 12V Standby as that is needed...

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13 hours ago, scollins12343 said:

so would you suggest just getting a mATX board and a new mother board?

You need a new Board, but since its haswell or so, it might also make sense to look at an upgrade...

 

13 hours ago, scollins12343 said:

the CPU is a i5-4590, the whole point was to be a budget build, only reason im trying to do things on the cheap

For that I'd not get a new Motherboard at all as its only a small 4 Core. You can get something similar for like 70€ or so...

So that's just a waste of money IMO.

 

SO what I'd do is look for GPUs without PCIe connectors and use one of those and call it a day...


Do you know someone that has experience in soldering?? Or better crimping cables.
Some Electronics person or an Electrician?

In that case there might eventually a solution, though not recommended...

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