Hey everyone, first time posting here as I usually prefer to lurk rather than post.
In preparation for the upcoming AMD boards I’ve been looking into alternative use cases for my current 11th gen board. One of my ideas is to adapt it for use in an mATX case and turn it into a NAS. Does anyone know if there’s a solution out there for providing power to the Framework board using a standard ATX PSU? I tried looking but I couldn’t find much about the subject.
I thought about using a 165W USB-PD charger from Amazon but I’d rather use one of the spare ATX PSUs that I already have laying around.
Let me know if you find one that’s rated above 60W! I’ve seen posts about people using these up to 100W with heat sinks, but I’m not sure if I want to take the risk. Otherwise, maybe I’ll try out a car charger that’s rated above 60W.
I did find a post where someone created some kind of breakout board for this task used in conjunction with a car charger, but no updates on it yet.
Yeah, except I’m not sure how else I’d be able to power 4+ HDDs as well as the board with a single PSU, which is the main goal here. The modularity and capacity of an ATX PSU would be very helpful in this case.
Good point, there it probably makes sense. So either you can tear appart a car charger or use something like a usb-pd boost converter. Bulk wise it still comes around to be about the same and efficiency wise probably a bit worse but it is more integrated.
After some deliberating, I’ve decided to go the other route and power the whole thing with a multi-port 200W USB-C PD power source, using one of its USB-C ports to power the board itself, and the other to power a PicoPSU (via a USB-PD to DC converter) for the accessories (HDD, fans) that would normally receive power from an ATX PSU. Thank you all for your input!