Extended ATX power supply with ATX board
Well I am thinking about getting a new motherboard, some new memory,and new processor for my birthday in a little, if I do it's going to be in a kind of bare system package thing. If I do this I won't have the money right now to buy a new case and power supply. So I was going to ask a few qeustions about a couple things so that I don't end up having to wait to buy a new case and power supply because I have a mother board on my hands that I can't use.
First off the case and power supply I will be talking about is from my Dell Precision 420 Workstation with the original motherboard and power supply.
A friend on mine said this would be fine but I wanna try to make sure, The case is for an extended ATX motherboard so would a normal ATX motherboard just right in and be at home?
The power supply is 410 watts, I won't be trying to run the new stuff too hard but I was wondering ,in general because I'm not sure what I will get yet, will that be fine to power a newer motherboard.
Now the really...strange one. The power supply had 3 connector cords for the motherboard, the ones that like power it and stuff. One is a cord with 16, I'm pretty sure that is not normal. Another is 24 pins, which I believe is the normal and the last one if larger then the 24 pin one but I can't remember how many it has. Will this power supply work on a normal ATX motherboard?
Thanks for any help you all may be able to provide.