Question Is there a way for me to install a Silverstone MFP51 in my HP Compaq Elite 8300 SFF?

Nicholas_96

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I have a spare i7 Elite 8300 laying around and decided it might be fun to throw 8TB worth of storage into it for all of my media collection. I recently acquired something of an obscure component, it seems. The Silverstone MFP51 Multimedia Interface, seen here:


https://www.silverstonetek.com/legacy.php?area=en&model=mfp51

It fits into the case just fine, however it is meant to connect to a 24 pin ATX connector and the single pin on a motherboard for the power switch, so the entire computer can be controlled by remote. Unfortunately, the Elite 8300 is a Mini ATX, I believe and it has the various power connections scattered across the board. Is there some way I can adapt this? Any help would be appreciated!
 

Nicholas_96

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If the issue is that the cables can't reach, you can find cable extenders from many sources.
The issue is that the MFP51 comes with a female to male 24 pin ATX connector to be plugged into the motherboard and the original 24 pin cable to be plugged into the female end of it, allowing the MFP51 to power on the entire computer by remote control. The issue is that the HP Elite 8300 is a Micro ATX size AND it looks like they use their own weird power supply design... the cables coming from the power supply are connected at various different points around the motherboard as opposed to a single 24 pin connector.

Would I be able then to plug all of the HP psu cables into this connector, and then use extension cables to connect it to the motherboard?
If you need pictures and such, I'd be happy to provide them.
 

hang-the-9

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Yes you need an adapter for that custom motherboard design like this https://www.amazon.com/COMeap-Power-Adapter-Workstation-12-inch/dp/B06XW7RWNH/ref=pd_lpo_23_t_0/140-7480505-9468428?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B06XW7RWNH&pd_rd_r=73cac210-a404-4e46-828b-9af624fb4c0b&pd_rd_w=SHhmz&pd_rd_wg=mD5FL&pf_rd_p=7b36d496-f366-4631-94d3-61b87b52511b&pf_rd_r=BP4AP3MZWY3KWQD48S0W&psc=1&refRID=BP4AP3MZWY3KWQD48S0W Not really a great idea to use it since it can cause issues with the adapter failing, but if you want to use a standard power supply with that motherboard that's your only option. Or just use the stock power supply with it, just unplug the optical drive and use that PSU power connector for a storage drive.
 

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