24 pin mobo power question.

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  1. PC Principle

    PC Principle New Member

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    I have a Chaintech vnf4/ultra 939 mobo. The power supply I have right now has a 20 pin mobo connector and the way it is set up right now is that I have the 20 pin connector connected to my 24 pin mobo and the 4 pin ATX connector attached to my mobo as well. I am getting a new PSU so I am wondering that if I end up getting a 24 pin PSU do I still have to attach the 4 pin ATX connector as well?
     
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    PSU in question also has an 8 pin connector that I never heard of. What would it be used for?
     
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    yes, you still want to connect the 4-pin with a 24-pin atx connector.


    the 8pin connector is for workstation/server-grade mobos.
     
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    OK great man, thanks. Is this a decent PSU? I may buy its bigger brother instead...

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817182017
     
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    :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: *NO*

    That's uber-shitty.
     
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    What would you reccomend around the same price?
     
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    Dammit they dont have enough molex connectors. I would love to get the Sparkle since the one I am currently using is a Sparkle 300w but it only has 5 connectors. And they Silverstone MAY work but I would have to use a pci-e adapter for it plus it only has one rail. :(
     
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    Pick up a few molex splitters for a couple of bucks along with the PSU. It's cleaner to add splitters than to have dangling unused connectors anyway.
     
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    or grab some spare molex and a decent soldering iron...

    either way, don't choose a psu based solely on the # of connectors.
     
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    that unit is low on cooling and current supply. But if it works, then it works.
     
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    It runs my 939 3500+ and 7900GT great so far. I doubt a case fan would put it over the edge.
     
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    Thank you all very much for the help. You need to be a moderator here Jollyogre. :coold:
     
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    It will burst into flames one day and could take your pc/data with it.

    Its worth spending a few dollars on a good psu.
     
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    he has a decent psu. It may die one day, but it's not going to "burst into flames" and it probably isn't gonna take any of his components or data with it (assuming he's not running a discrete hdd controller)
     

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