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I have a mini-itx motherboard that has a 2-pin internal 12V DC-in power connector (Motherboard manual) (+12V DC)

I also have a power supply with 24-pin motherboard connector.

Now I want to connect them together.

I am thinking of connecting pins 15 and 16 together to make power supply boot up (Pin 15 - Ground, Pin 16 - Power on) and then use a cable to connect pins 10 and 24 to the mini-itx motherboard) (Pin 10 - +12V, Pin 24 - Ground).

Motherboard has (Pin 1 - Ground, Pin 2 - +12V DC_IN)

So I will connect ATX Pin 10 to MB Pin 1 and ATX Pin 24 to MB Pin 2.

Will this setup work or there is something else to be done?

P.S. I don't have all the correct cables, but I have 2 Male-ending cables that look like a good fit. I wanted to connect an ATX Male cable to a CPU Male cable (obviously I will trace the lines) and connect that to the MB. I have "some #18 Gauge Galvanized wire" that I want to use, as well as electrical tape of course. Wire definitely fits in cables' male connectors quiet snugly.

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Have to answer my own question.

This type of setup will work fine from my experience. I did connect the pins as I have described in the question.

Everything works smoothly. I power up power supply first, then boot the pc - nothing changes in that regard.

The only change for me is that when I decide to power my PC off I do turn off the power supply just in case.

I did end up using #18 Gauge Galvanized wire, carefully taping it with electric tape.

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