Originally Posted by metallicamaster3
Well, it can't be too
new, it needs to have all the correct connectors that PCs of this era had!
The board is ATX format and takes a 20pin ATX power connector. You can run it on a more modern PSU, just make sure the connector is 20+4 pin. The only issue you'll run into with modern PSUs is that a lot of them in the lower ratings tend to have a lot less 4-pin molex connectors than the older units of equivalent rating, so that'll be an issue if you have a lot of hard drives and fans to power. Of course there are always sata to 4-pin molex converters, but that's extra crap to find.
Some of those old workstation/server boards might even have inline 6-pin auxiliary connectors, those are a bit more of a pain to deal with if the board actually needs power to the connector to power on. Luckily your board just has the 20-pin.
The Asus XG-DLS board I'm running in my dual P3 Xeon rig has one of these inline 6-pins, but I got lucky with it and it doesn't actually require it to boot. I guess it's there just in case the board needed more power and the 20-pin wasn't enough to supply it.
Your board is about the same age as mine, it'll probably run fine on a 300-350W PSU. You'll just have to make sure you have lots of amps on the 3.3v rail, most of the older stuff draws CPU power from that rail.
Gotta say, it's a lot of fun playing around with this older stuff. Back in the day, these SMP rigs were the kings of the personal computing world. If I could have afforded to buy all this stuff new 12 years ago, I would have been jizzing in my pants.Edited by m1919 - 10/30/12 at 11:35pm