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Old 03-28-2005, 12:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Power supply needed = ATX 2.0?

i purchased the following mobo:

MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum nForce4 Ultra Athlon 64 Skt939 DDR ATX Motherboard

the site i purchased it from says this item requires an ATX 2.0 compliant power supply. I don't even know what that is. Would someone please give me some advice?

I would like to get one of these:

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I found a picture of the motherboard and the atx connector is a 24 pin connector. Just find any good brand psu with a 24 pin power supply.

I bought a 550w antec true power supply, its a 24 pin connector. Even though I dont have a 24 pin motherboard, this is the way that all new motherboards are going. To anyone buying a new psu, get a 24 pin one and an adapter if you have a 20 pin mobo.

I havent heard of it being called atx2, but the 24 pin psu should be what it needs.
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This is the only antec 24pin psu I was able to find on newegg. Its the one I have, but when I bought it it was only 90$

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...103-918&depa=0

If you want to stick to antec, then you could google for a lesser wattage or something cheaper.
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Old 03-28-2005, 02:25 PM   #4 (permalink)
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you'll want your psu to be atx 2.0 for more stability

these are some of your choices:
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...104-154&depa=0
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduc...101-509&DEPA=0 (forgot is this one is atx2.0 though, the tagan one i'm refferring to)
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...104-934&depa=0
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diabloII, and what makes an atx2 what it is?
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Old 03-28-2005, 02:42 PM   #6 (permalink)
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diabloII, and what makes an atx2 what it is?
a regular mobo is atx 1.x and has a 20pin connector to the mobo

a pci-express mobo is atx2.0 and has a 24pin connector to the mobo, since it needs more power (the 4 xtra pins deliver more)
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Alright, thats what I thought, but wasnt sure. So the link I posted, that psu would be fine for a pcie mobo?
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yea that psu is fine

but that's not the only antec psu

i'm using the antec neopower 480 which is also an atx 2.0 psu
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProduc...103-924&DEPA=0
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Thanks for all the replys! I got one on order for my new rig.

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VERY nice system hercules.
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