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Old 12-22-2005, 10:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 24-pin Mobo & 20-pin PSU

I'm looking at a motherboard that's 24-pin connector and power supply is 20-pin. Will this be okay or should I get a PSU that's 24-pin as well?

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Old 12-23-2005, 05:51 AM   #2 (permalink)
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it might be okay, depends on the psu and mobo. some people get a 20 pin psu on a 24 pin mobo and it works great, others dont have that luck

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Get an adapter. You should be ok.
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Yeah, like shawn said, "They make a Molex to 4 Pin adapter"

Use the 20pin and add the adapter....
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The adapters suck. If your motherboard has a 24 PIn connector then you should get a 24 pin Power supply, for best prefromence and stability. The only thing the adapters do is draw more current from other lines. You do the math, Its not a good idea to use one...

Whats your budget on a power supply, Ill show you one.
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Old 12-23-2005, 01:47 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Anything less than $50 I suppose.

I was looking at this case with power supply. It's 420W but a 20 pin PSU.

If the 20-pin PSU won't be good for my mobo then I was going to go with this case with this power supply.

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