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Mobo Power Supply Question


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thaartist

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Im building a system right now. I have this motherboard:

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813128392

It has a 24 pin atx power connector AND a 8 pin atx connector. Do I need to use both?

If thats the case I dont have an 8 pin connector. The closest thing in resemblance is a 4 pin connector (square).

If you click the link the 24 pin connector is on the right of the mobo and the 8 pin is on the left of the cpu slot. Thanks for your help!

Joe
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I been reading on these forums and it looks like I will need a new PSU. Some advice I got from another forum said this one would be plenty of power:

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817703018

But it doesnt have an 8 pin connector.

The processor Im using is a AMD Athlon 2 x4 quadcore. What do I need to do? Send back my PSU and get??? Anyone have a recommendation for a budget PSU thats 80 certified.
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Do I need to use the 8 pin connector or not you think? I did find an adapter:

http://www.directron.com/ad202.html
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PC Power and Cooling are great power supplies but I would move up in power rating. The PC power and COoling I believe was bought out under a new name now I believe. They are very capable and reliable power supplies if you can go to pricegrabber and see if you can find one at least 450 watt or more.....they are reasonable priced power supplies. A decent power supply is most unfortunately overlooked by many.....
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I appreciate the response but what about my question? I have to use the 8 pin connector on the mobo right? HAVE TO?
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All that you want for connectors will be available on newer power supplies....I recently bought the PC Power 750 and have to say plenty of connectors to spare for my new setup..

Edited by jtscustomcomputers, 10 November 2009 - 07:38 PM.

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New PSU's will have the correct connector for your MOBO. There is no need for the adapter for any connections unless you are trying to add more devices then the PSU has connectors for. Highly doubtful in most cases nowadays.
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Here is a power supply with rebate with proper connector, will come in at $69
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817341018

Here is info page for connector types:

http://www.playtool....connectors.html

Edited by jtscustomcomputers, 10 November 2009 - 07:47 PM.

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Well Ive been looking on newegg and I havent found one yet that has a 8 pin molex connector? Only 6 pin for the graphics card. I think I'll have to give my current PSU a go first and see if it works but Im still trying to figure out if I can get an adapter locally or if I have to wait for an online order again.
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Here is a power supply with rebate with proper connector, will come in at $69
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817341018

Here is info page for connector types:

http://www.playtool....connectors.html


Dang $100 though! And 700 watts?! I dont think I need all that. My system is ram ddr3 4 gigs (going to be 8 gigs) win 7 x64, 640 gig 7200 sata hdd, 512mb asus ddr3 graphics card... and thats it. one 120mm fan in the case probably going to add a second and i have yet to boot the thing up so im trying to figure out if i absolutely need the 8 pin molex to be connected or can I get away without it for now?

Im guessing it has to be connected right? I dont feel like paying shipping to send the PSU back after someone recommended it would be enough for me... so I guess I will have to try it... so that means I need an adapter right?
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The mobo you pointed out has the 8 pin pci express adapter from what I saw in the photo....this is to power the video card.....
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The video card has its own 6 pin molex and there is no onboard graphics. ???
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yeah, no its not a 8 pin pci express. After comparing the pictures on the link and zooming in on the image at newegg. Its a 8 pin EPS +12 volt power cable... shucks!
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Well I figured out I could plug the 4 pin square molex connector into the top part of the 8 pin molex and that usually works... everything works but im still going to order the adapter just incase. So if anyone runs into the same problem as me... thats what you can do...
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