so long story short , i have got an Elite micro desktop 8300 as present, and since am a gamer , i want to install my graphics card in it , but stupid HP has customized the motherboard and the powersupply ! so only HP PSU will have the neccessary power cables to power the MOBO !!! ( instead of the ordinary 24 pins cable, there is 6 pins cable and wierd 5 pins cable)
i have a decent 850 watts PSU that i need to install in the computer , i was reading alot , and found several adapters that can allow the ordinaly PSU to be used on this stupid HP motherboard ..
am using two PSUs the crapy HP to power the MOBO , and my crossair 850 to power the other components including my radeon 280X , but still having two powersupplies is not the (clean) solution , especially when only one is enough , so i had to lookup for other solutions, which i dont mind buying an adapter for some $ ( since i got my 8300 I5 as a present )
but in normal situationsi will be extremly carefull not to get near those kind of propriety brands
am testing the adapter on this saturday , and will report back ,, i read couple reviews on it in the internet , and mostly it worked for all , but a few ..