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MasterPrime
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External Power Source?

Post by MasterPrime » Sun Aug 30, 2009 10:20 am

I'm building an NES media PC with bluray.
Here's the parts list:
Hard Drive
Mounting Brackets
MotherBoard
BluRay

I won't be able to fit a PSU inside and I would prefer to not have to add an extension to the NES. I was thinking a Laptop Power Supply might do the trick, I'm just not sure how I would get power to everything as I am not a master of electronics and wiring, just putting components together.

Any insights on this? or maybe suggestions on how to get power to my NES PC?
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Re: External Power Source?

Post by Harshboy » Sun Aug 30, 2009 7:51 pm

PicoPSU?

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Re: External Power Source?

Post by snowpenguin » Sun Aug 30, 2009 8:00 pm

Normal PSU and a box to house it in, a new connector to plug the whole thing into the NES?
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Re: External Power Source?

Post by MasterPrime » Mon Aug 31, 2009 9:20 am

Harshboy wrote:PicoPSU?
I need at least 350 watts. good find though.
snowpenguin wrote:Normal PSU and a box to house it in, a new connector to plug the whole thing into the NES?
could you please clarify that statement?

my first thought was a normal PSU with an external housing attached to the right side of the NES, and that would be fine since it's got a nice fan in it that would help me with cooling but I really didn't want to detract from the original shape of the NES I want it to look just like an NES with a functioning power button I thought a laptop PSU and jack would be sufficient but I'm not an electrical engineer or master of wires and circuit boards so I would have no idea where to begin on attaching it and hooking up all of the components.
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Re: External Power Source?

Post by logimastertech » Mon Aug 31, 2009 12:56 pm

Edit: nvm, but I did find out that it should be possible to fit in the power supply - get a small one though, like micro atx or something like that. Gut it as so the power supply is bare without its caseing then house it into the nes case

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Re: External Power Source?

Post by MasterPrime » Mon Aug 31, 2009 4:40 pm

logimastertech wrote:Edit: nvm, but I did find out that it should be possible to fit in the power supply - get a small one though, like micro atx or something like that. Gut it as so the power supply is bare without its caseing then house it into the nes case
i'm not sure if I'll be able to do that. It would have to be under 3" in two dimensions.
NES is 10"w x 8"l x 3.5"h
MOBO is 6.7" x 6.7"
the smallest PSU I could find with the right wattage is this one. at 4.8" x 3.8" x 2.5" It's a bit too big. plus there will be a hard drive floating above it.

could I daisy chain a few of those picoPSUs? that would be sufficient.
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Re: External Power Source?

Post by MasterPrime » Mon Aug 31, 2009 6:07 pm

I think I found it.

edit: nm. it's an 8pin. mobo is 24 :(

THE SEARCH CONTINUES!!!
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Re: External Power Source?

Post by Kurt_ » Tue Sep 01, 2009 3:00 pm

Just buy an adapter, or solder the correct wires to the right spots. Unless you need some weird voltages.
Hey, sup?

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Re: External Power Source?

Post by logimastertech » Tue Sep 01, 2009 4:22 pm

no the extra pins are for more power, still can use a 8 pin n 4 pin cpu, just like if you had a straight 24 pin mobo power connector, but only had a 20 pin, the extra pins just hang off.

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Re: External Power Source?

Post by MasterPrime » Tue Sep 01, 2009 7:21 pm

well I guess I can just gut one. I was really hoping for an external power supply because I need some room for fans but that seems to be my only option.
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Re: External Power Source?

Post by logimastertech » Tue Sep 01, 2009 9:12 pm

yea that to, best suggestion i would say is find something that hides probally behind the nes so everything isn't shown but good arflow, idk, ill see what i can find tomorow

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Re: External Power Source?

Post by MasterPrime » Wed Sep 09, 2009 10:03 am

http://www.logicsupply.com/products/powerkit150" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
got down to 121W
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