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Old 02-12-2007, 03:29 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Need a new PSU

I got a new motherboard, CPU and RAM today. the problem is, the new motherboard uses an 8 pin power connector (in addition to the 24 pin ATX connector). My current power supply only has a 4 pin power connector.

I can get an adapter from a molex connector, however I also want to be able to use the current Sempron system (got it running with the AGP motherboard, and DDR1 RAM), mainly for folding.

I don't want to spend over AU$200, but I do want a good quality power supply; I would prefer a modular one.

Right now, I'm looking at the Hiper 580W. it costs about $185, which is about the most I want to spend. Does anybody know if it has an 8 pin power connector?
and if not, can you get one for it? (one that goes directly to the PSU, not a molex adapter)

Also, what other PSU's do you think are worth looking at?

the sites I normally use to get parts from are (price search engine) or (they normally have really good prices)

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Old 02-12-2007, 06:24 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I don't think it comes with an EPS 12v (8-pin) connection unless there are different versions of it.

Look into the corsair hx 520w.

But you should be fine only using the 4 pin in the 8 pin connection.
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