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Will old AT power supply and case support new ATX mobo?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Neal, Feb 8, 2000.

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  1. Neal

    Neal Thread Starter

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    I have a new Aopen AX63pro motherboard (ATX form factor) being shipped from California and wonder if my old AT power supply and case will work with the new board. If I need a new supply, is 300 watts "better" than 235w or 200w? If I need a new case, any thoughts on what's the best value? Does an ATX power supply fit into some AT cases (if there is such a thing) or is a dedicated ATX case/power supply needed?

    Thanks to anyone taking time to offer an opinion.
     
  2. frenat

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    you will most likely need a new case and power supply. Some AT boards will take either a AT or ATX power supply but I have not seen an ATX board that will do both. There may be some exceptions but it is a good bet that you will need to buy some new equipment.

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  3. Macky

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    I have good news and bad news for you. Good news - If your board is ATX (AT keyboard) it will most likely support both ATX and AT. My old board did. bad news - if not your going to need a new case and power supply. My suggestion is if your going to get a new one get a 300W. It'll be better in the long run.

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  4. Neal

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    Sounds like I will need a new power supply at least and probably a case too. My motherboard arrives Friday. Fortunately, a computer show on Saturday will take care of my problem. Thanks for the help.
     
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