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Hi, I really need your help with this. I bought a IWill DNS-SATA EATX and six Xeon X7460's. On the page 40, the manual says about power supply, especially:

"These are not standard ATX connectors. DNS needs a minimum 460-watt EPS 12V power supply
that complies with the Intel Xeon processor power supply design guidelines."

I checked the manual of my current motherboard (GA-B75M-D3H - Manual page 15), 24-pin appear to be identical! I'm thinking on buying a CX430 to use for the server. They're compatible? rolleyes.gif

IWill DNS-SATA EATX:



GA-B75M-D3H (as a example!):


Edited by Razzeedesu - 7/17/14 at 8:47pm
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EPS 12v standards are supported by most decent PSUs today.

I don't see anything in the manual for that board that hints at it using any proprietary standards, just server ones that have been common in consumer PSUs for 5+ years.
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Originally Posted by Blameless View Post

EPS 12v standards are supported by most decent PSUs today.

I don't see anything in the manual for that board that hints at it using any proprietary standards, just server ones that have been common in consumer PSUs for 5+ years.

By proprietary standards, you mean something like this?
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/358991-28-wont-desktop-work-server

His motherboard is a Dell and he tried to use a CX430.

Since I have a IWill (that doesn't build servers), supposedly I should not have any problem with a CX430? smile.gif
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Had this problem in the past, using a Seasonic SS350BS. I left the motherboard without testing for some weeks and now it doesn't even turn on (CPU coolers start to rotate and stop suddenly).
What to do? mad.gif
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