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Old 01-07-2007, 02:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What exactly is the pin on the power supply, and how do I know which one I need?
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Post a pic, I have no idea wth ur talking about.
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I don't have a picture, I'm picking out parts for a computer. I see stuff about 20 pin, 24 pin, and 20 + 4 pin, and i don't know what any of it is talking about.
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that's ATX power. 24 pin is 20 pin + 4 pin. it depends on your motherboard. the newer mobos support 24 pin
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I don't have a picture, I'm picking out parts for a computer. I see stuff about 20 pin, 24 pin, and 20 + 4 pin, and i don't know what any of it is talking about.
Itll be easier if you tell us your total budget and what you want to use the computer for.

This way we can make sure your not buying POS parts.
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I don't understand what I am doing at all. Here on this page, http://www.newegg.com/Product/CustRa...gesize=&Page=2 Some of the reviews say stuff like "CAUTION: Not a 24-Pin Power Supply, its a 20+4... So make sure your MB is the same..." I don't understand what it is talking about, and don't know which I need.
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Itll be easier if you tell us your total budget and what you want to use the computer for.

This way we can make sure your not buying POS parts.
Our budget is $500, and we have selected to use an E6300 and a GeForce7100GS so far. We are now deciding the case with PSU.
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Try to Find a case without a Power supply.
Then Buy Fortron 400 Watt

Since the Power supply is the most important Part of the computer it will be money well Spent. Because the one you have choosen with that case is garbage.
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Try to Find a case without a Power supply.
Then Buy Fortron 400 Watt

Since the Power supply is the most important Part of the computer it will be money well Spent. Because the one you have choosen with that case is garbage.
Are you sure that's enough wattage? We were hoping to over clock it, since there is a lot of over clocking potential on those processors.
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Its more then enough.
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