Power Supply replacement for my Dell Inspiron 3268

pbnfan

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I would like to install an audio card into my Dell Inspiron 3268 (small form computer - i5-7400 processor), but the current existing power supply does not have the PCI-Express connector for my card. Thus, I would like to purchase a power supply replacement for my my computer. Can someone suggest the specification that I would need to look for when purchasing a power supply? Any recommendations would be much appreciated. Thank you so much for your help. :)

The audio card I purchased is ASUS PCI-Express XONAR_DX

PS: Below is the power info my Dell manual

Input voltage 100 VAC to 240 VAC
Input frequency 50 Hz to 60 Hz
Input current (maximum) 3.0
 

pbnfan

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Hi Mark RM,

Thanks so much for the reply. Yes, the floppy connector was what I tried to refer to. I looked at my power supply and there was no extra SATA connector to spare. Can you advise? Thanks so much for the help. :)
 

pbnfan

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Hi Mark RM,

Here are what I see being connected from my power supply to motherboard - a 6-pin (rectangular shape), a 4-pin(square shape) and a 4-pin single straight line . Nothing else coming out from the mini ITX power supply. Any advise? Thanks so much.

I took a picture of the connections, it's a bit hard to see, but hopefully you can see the white pins
https://imgur.com/a/c6wbo
 

Mark RM

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Do you see where that multi wired cable is going in beside the blue cable into the drive on the top of the picture there? That's a sata power cable, you would unplug that and use the wires I linked to split that into two new heads, giving you the capacity to then plug in the second cable I linked for the power to your card.

We're talking so little power used here that this is perfectly safe.
 

pbnfan

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Thanks Mark RM. Just need a confirmation from you that I understand it correctly. That SATA cable was connected from my motherboard to my internal hard drive. I can purchase those adapters to split the SATA into two heads and use the converted floppy head for my audio card. Is this correct?

Thanks so much for your help. :)
 

Mark RM

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no, the sata cable coming from the motherboard is the blue one and carries data only, no power.

The one beside that with the red/black/yellow/orange wires is the sata power. That is the cable you connect the wiring I provided as described above.
 

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