this won't work ,if you choose the zotac with external power supply.
you would need the zotac with regular atx-power-connector.
(which isn't available, afaik)
by the way:
zotacs external power connector is a piece of crap.
it consumes 17watt by itself (not plugged into the mobo):
quoting myself from another thread:
Quote:the psu is one of the least things, i thought about, while planning a htpc.
but now, with this 17 watts, i have to send it back to the store.
i'm using my xbox about 2 hours a day.
the rest of the day it stays off (power still plugged in)
it needs nearly 165 watts per day.
the ion-board would take 450 watts.
no way. it makes me sad, but this is definitly a "NO-GO" for me.
and still, i can't believe that it was never mentioned before.
by the way: the asrock ionstar needs 1 watt, when it is OFF.