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Motherboard psu connector problems

So I’m quite the PC noob as this is only my second build so please go gently. Essentially, I want to salvage the motherboard, RAM and CPU from a Dell Inspiron 3268 and put them into a new nicer case with some better components etc. My problem is that I don’t really understand the current motherboard as it seems to be proprietary. There’s no 24 pin psu connector there’s just 1x 4 pin connector labelled power supply unit cable connector and 1x 6 pin connector labelled the same (see pic). On the picture from the manual these two connectors are labelled 17 and 8 respectively. On my system both are plugged in with cables from the power supply. So I want to know what are these connectors and how can I use them with a third party proper power supply. Is there an adapter I can buy to make it a 24 pin? But then why are there two different connectors with different amounts of pins and which one would I have to buy and adapter for? Basically if someone could shine light on what I’ve got here then that would be great.

Pictures are in the link:
So I’m quite the PC noob as this is only my second build so please go gently. Essentially, I want to salvage the motherboard, RAM and CPU from a Dell Inspiron 3268 and put them into a new nicer case with some better components etc. My problem is that I don’t really understand the current motherboard as it seems to be proprietary. There’s no 24 pin psu connector there’s just 1x 4 pin connector labelled power supply unit cable connector and 1x 6 pin connector labelled the same (see pic). On the picture from the manual these two connectors are labelled 17 and 8 respectively. On my system both are plugged in with cables from the power supply. So I want to know what are these connectors and how can I use them with a third party proper power supply. Is there an adapter I can buy to make it a 24 pin? But then why are there two different connectors with different amounts of pins and which one would I have to buy and adapter for? Basically if someone could shine light on what I’ve got here then that would be great.

Pictures are in the link:
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/w6d2lviuuduletq/AAAxPcoGkwoa4oyyYYxJruOJa?dl=0

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I can't answer "Why?" since I was not on the design team.

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But there are service manuals at https://www.dell.com/support/manuals/us/en/04/inspiron-3268-desktop/inspiron%203268_sm/before-working-inside-your-computer?guid=guid-5d3b1051-9384-409a-8d5b-9b53bd496de8&lang=en-us and elsewhere on the web to assist with teardown.

You can see this is what we call a PROPRIETARY design. That is, one that doesn't use the old ATX style for power and connections.

Frankly I'd forget this model for donor parts. Just clean it up and sell it for what you can to find a better machine to do what you want.

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To show all what that board is.

In reply to: I can't answer "Why?" since I was not on the design team.



Items 8 and 18 are the non-standard power connections. Well, standard for Dell but not suitable for use as you may envision.

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