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 Post subject: SilverStone ST30NF and PCI-E
PostPosted: Sat Apr 22, 2006 1:28 am 
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I read the review of this fanless power supply here on silentpcreview.com, and saw that in the table of features on the first page, it says that the ATX standard is 1.3, and that it does not support PCI Express. Does this really mean that even if I use this power supply together with a motherboard that supports PCI-E, I will not be able to use a PCI-E graphics card? Aren't there any adaptors?


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 22, 2006 3:59 am 
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Of course you will be able to use it.

What they probably mean by not being PCI-E compliant is that it lacks the 6-pin connector that some PCI-E cards (higher-end) require.

You can buy an adapter from molex -> 6-pin PCI-E and use.

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We updated the ST30NF sometimes last year to include a 6pin PCI-E connector so I am pretty sure you won't have to buy the adapter now if you buy the ST30NF.


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Works fine. My 30NF is plugged into a PCI-E Geforce 7900GT (which came with a molex>6pin PCI-E adpator). You can buy adaptors from shops for about $2 if the graphics card doesn't come bundled with one. Bear in mind also though that the 30NF comes with a 20pin plug, so if you have a modern motherboard eg. NF4 rather than NF2, you'll also need a 20pin>24pin power adaptor plug. Again, about $4 from an electronics store. Here's the Silverstone version (though any brand will do):
http://www.silverstonetek.com/products-pp01.htm

BTW, I've been running the 30NF practically 24/7 for last 12-18months now and its been superb, and rock solid stable. Fabulous piece of kit.

The only unsuitable systems would be SLI systems with 2 x high powered graphics cards because I suspect that 18A on the 12v rail won't be enough.


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Thanks for the reminder on the ATX power adapter davidstone28, I forgot to mention that the newer ST30NF with PCI-E connector also come with 24pin ATX power plug standard.


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I've had the PSU since last October and it had the PCI-E 6-pin cable.

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