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20 Pin VS 24 Pin PSU


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Tonny

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Hello....I need a new power supply....

My old power supply was a 400W and had a 20 pin connecter that fit into my 24 pin motherboard. It also had a 4 pin connector that fit in to the motherboard just above the CPU.

Seeing I am up for a new PSU, should I stick with my old setup (above) or should I buy a PSU that has a 24 Pin??? If I do buy a 24 Pin PSU, do I still need to plug in the 4 pin plug above the CPU??

Also...can you go overkill with the wattage???? I was looking at a 500W, but there are some 550W and 600W that are only a bit more money....is it bad to have TOO MUCH Watts???

Thanks

Edited by Tonny, 09 January 2007 - 01:36 AM.

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This may be a silly question,....I was looking at the Coolmaster EXtreme Power 550W (RP-550-PCAR) pictured here:
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Does that 120mm fan push air out or suck air in???? Cause I have a roof on my computer and if the fan was sticking up it would be pushing air against the roof of my PC...I assume that the fan is suppose to point down and suck air from the PC...silly question I know :whistling:
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To start with the final question there is no such thing as too much watt.

Each unit in the computer needs electricity and it will take based on its needs. The more watt u have the more units u can connect to the PSU. THe computer comes with a PSU that basicly hols enough for the mother board fans 2 hdd and 2 cd\dvd burner.
If u buy a new psu then u wont need a special connector for you'r 24 pin it comes together with the unit.

The fans on the psu is not something to wory about it is stantardly connected to the tower. the desiners wory about that problem.

In any case if the old psu was 400watt then connnecting a 500watt should b sufficent.
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Thanks Vally....I just purchased the coolmaster I was talking about...should be here in a couple of days...thanks again for your advice :whistling:
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It was a pleasure
enjoy :whistling:
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