Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Modding a 'Shuttle' with Morex 55w PSU

  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Surrey
    Posts
    3,650
    Thanks
    27
    Thanked
    20 times in 19 posts
    • aeonf242's system
      • Motherboard:
      • ZBOX-AD02
      • CPU:
      • 1.6 GHz Dual Core All-in-One
      • Memory:
      • 8Gb DDR3
      • Storage:
      • 100gb SSD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • AMD Radeon™ HD 6310
      • PSU:
      • Power Brick
      • Case:
      • ZBOX-AD02
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 Home Premium
      • Monitor(s):
      • 21.5" HD Thing
      • Internet:
      • Virgin Thing

    Modding a 'Shuttle' with Morex 55w PSU

    Calling anyone with some modding experience in SFF!

    I'm interested in putting together a 'shuttle' sized case from you e.g.Venus CP668 Black Mini Case or Aluminium ITX Cube EpiaM.

    Then adding a suitable motherboard with built in CPU e.g.Via Epia-M 10000 Nemehiah, Via Epia-M 6000 or VIA Epia-V 8000.

    Finally I want to power it using a : Morex 55w PSU (As used with the Cubid series cases - this is an external 230v to 12v transformer bundled with an internal DC-DC board which distributes power to an ATX motherboard connection , one hard disk connection and two floppy disk style connections. Uses no fans, so noise is not an issue ! Board size is 160 x 45mm )

    Can you lot help me answer :

    1. Will this PSU be fine with the board

    2. Is it easy to secure the internal DC-DC board to the case assuming I can feed the wires in.

    As you might've guess I've knicked the descriptions directly from a website!


    THANKS IN ADVANCE!!!

  2. #2
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Posts
    3
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    The Morex PSU will power the board you want to use but if you are using a Venus Case then does that mean you want to use a full size CDROM and Floppy and a full size HDD???

    The Morex PSU will struggle with that kind of hardware.

    Give us a few more details of what you are trying to do and we will give you help and advice.

  3. #3
    Senior Member joshwa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Sheffield, UK
    Posts
    4,829
    Thanks
    100
    Thanked
    66 times in 61 posts
    • joshwa's system
      • Motherboard:
      • PC Chips M577 AT/ATX
      • CPU:
      • AMD K6-2 500Mhz
      • Memory:
      • 128mb PC100 SDRAM
      • Storage:
      • 8GB Fujitsu
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 3dfx Voodoo 3 3000 AGP (16mb)
      • PSU:
      • ATX 500watt
      • Case:
      • Midi Tower AT
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 98 SE
      • Monitor(s):
      • 22" TFT Widescreen
    i've reviewed the m10000 and got pictures of the Venus Black 668 on my website (jillajang - http://www.joshwa1.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk ) if you wanna have a look.

    a guy called "codebunny" ( http://www.codebunny.org/tech/quiet.html ) is using a silent psu for his m10000/venus system, but he's had to use a 110w power supply as he thought they 55w one would not be powerful enough, especially when using normal size hard drive and cd-roms.

    i'm currently using a 90w lite-on power supply (from an old hp brio) with my m10000 , 2 cd-roms , 512mb, and an 80gb western digital.

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Surrey
    Posts
    3,650
    Thanks
    27
    Thanked
    20 times in 19 posts
    • aeonf242's system
      • Motherboard:
      • ZBOX-AD02
      • CPU:
      • 1.6 GHz Dual Core All-in-One
      • Memory:
      • 8Gb DDR3
      • Storage:
      • 100gb SSD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • AMD Radeon™ HD 6310
      • PSU:
      • Power Brick
      • Case:
      • ZBOX-AD02
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 Home Premium
      • Monitor(s):
      • 21.5" HD Thing
      • Internet:
      • Virgin Thing
    I go the following response from a tech:

    I think with the Venus you wouldn't have any problems, there
    would be room for you to mount the board at the front, I don't think the alu itx cube would have enough room.
    As for powering, this is tricky. What did you want to put in
    it? I'm assuming perhaps a full size cd-rom was on the cards?
    Basically the morex psu will only power the motherboard, one hard drive,and a slim lime laptop Cd-rom, larger Cd-roms cause too much drain andyou'll find as soon as they spin up the machine will reset.

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Withernsea
    Posts
    327
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked
    1 time in 1 post
    my Morex PSU will not power a 7200rpm 3 1/2 hd, an epia motherboard and a 16x DVD. It doesn't have a problem with a laptop drive though.
    the pc boots but powers down while reading the dvd

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Surrey
    Posts
    3,650
    Thanks
    27
    Thanked
    20 times in 19 posts
    • aeonf242's system
      • Motherboard:
      • ZBOX-AD02
      • CPU:
      • 1.6 GHz Dual Core All-in-One
      • Memory:
      • 8Gb DDR3
      • Storage:
      • 100gb SSD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • AMD Radeon™ HD 6310
      • PSU:
      • Power Brick
      • Case:
      • ZBOX-AD02
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 Home Premium
      • Monitor(s):
      • 21.5" HD Thing
      • Internet:
      • Virgin Thing
    Does the power pack get hot? Like dangerously so......

    I'm going to have wait a week or so until I can get it, I just bought a Guitar!

  7. #7
    Big Ginge
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Durham/Brum
    Posts
    233
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    my external power brick thingy gets warm but not hot, thats powerin a epia 800 and regular hdisk.

    Col

  8. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Surrey
    Posts
    3,650
    Thanks
    27
    Thanked
    20 times in 19 posts
    • aeonf242's system
      • Motherboard:
      • ZBOX-AD02
      • CPU:
      • 1.6 GHz Dual Core All-in-One
      • Memory:
      • 8Gb DDR3
      • Storage:
      • 100gb SSD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • AMD Radeon™ HD 6310
      • PSU:
      • Power Brick
      • Case:
      • ZBOX-AD02
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 Home Premium
      • Monitor(s):
      • 21.5" HD Thing
      • Internet:
      • Virgin Thing
    I'm defo going ahead with it, although I heard a mention of a beer keg project!

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •