I have an old Gateway E-3400 that I am upgrading to be my Windows 98 gaming setup, but I'm afraid the stock PSU won't support all the peripherals I want.
It has an NLX motherboard
Link to motherboard specs: https://theretroweb.com/motherboards/s/gvc-mx842
The PC came stock with: P3 1GHz (100MHz FSB) 3 PCI Slots Supports 512MB RAM AGP Slot
The PSU has 4 molex connectors, 1 floppy connector
I've attached a photo of the PSU specs. The stock PSU specs are:
145W Maximum Output
+5V - 13A -5V - 0.3A +12V - 4.0A -12V - 0.3A +3.3 - 14A +5VSB - 1.7A
Specs of the planned build:
Stock P3 1Ghz ( Uses 29W according to Intel ) ( https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/products/27529/intel-pentium-iii-processor-1-00-ghz-256k-cache-133-mhz-fsb.html ) Elsa Victory 2 3dfx Voodoo Banshee AGP Card ( Uses 15W ) ( https://www.anandtech.com/show/227 ) 512 MB PC133 SDRAM 56K PCI Modem Adaptec 29160 SCSI PCI Card Soundblaster Audigy 2 ZS PCI Card ( http://ixbtlabs.com/articles2/creative-audigy2-zs/indexOLD.html ) Nakamichi 5 Disc SCSI CD Rom Changer Iomega 250MB Zip Disk Drive LS120 Floppy Drive ( Panasonic LKM-F934-1 SuperDisk Drive ) ( https://www.ebay.com › itmPanasonic LKM-F934-1 SuperDisk Drive ... ) Gotek Floppy Emu PATA/IDE 32GB SSD ( https://a.co/d/j2v4jJ4 ) CF Card W/ CF Card To IDE Adapter ( https://a.co/d/24iXH0h ) Seardrashop HDD Clicker ( https://www.serdashop.com/HDDClicker )
Using the stock PSU I need to split 2 of the molex connectors to plug everything in.
1 Molex would be split into 2 molex adapters to power the HDD Clicker, and the Zip Drive.
Another Molex would be split into 2 floppy power adapters, to power the CF Card Adapter & the Gotek Floppy Emulator.
I'm afraid this PSU won't be sufficient for the planned build. I have most of the parts, but I'm still have a few parts left to pick up.
Looking for some advice on if the stock PSU will be sufficient, or if I need to get a new PSU.
If I need a new PSU it's going to need to be a small form factor, or a PICO PSU, or something similar. Can anyone recommend something that would be a good fit for this planned build?
I've attached a photo of the style of case.
I'm not sure how to choose a new PSU, they all seem to be missing some of the negative rails, and I'm not really sure how to choose a PSU that will be sufficient considering I need 5 molex power connectors and 3 floppy style power connectors.