difference b/w 20 and 24 pin psu??

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  1. rsxtypeivtec

    rsxtypeivtec New Member

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    so i ran into a small problem
    i have a 20 pin psu, which seems to be pretty normal

    but my new chaintech mobo has a 24 pin psu

    im assuming that it is not safe to use a 20 pin psu on my 24 pin chaintech board??

    can someone tell me the difference, and whether or not i should just go ahead and buy a new 24 pin psu?

    im also having trouble finding a 24 pin psu, i have only found about 2 24 psu on newegg, most of them are all 20 pin...they all say intel/amd ready so i dont know whether or not i should just use this 20 pin psu..

    let me know thanks
     
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    P07r0457 New Member

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    24 pin is going to be more and more common... a 20 pin ATX psu will likely be okay if it's a good power supply. Some motherboards require a secondary 1x4 molex to be connected when not using a 2x12 ATX connector. Read your manual -- it helps.
     
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    rsxtypeivtec New Member

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    i read the manual, it says nothing about the power/psu

    i was planning on upgrading my psu anyways, but now i dont know whether or not i should go with a 24 pin ps or a better 20 pin
     
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    P07r0457 New Member

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    Personally, I'd grab a 2x12 Sparkle/Fortron or Enermax PSU.
     
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    Apokalipse New Member

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    if you already have a 24-pin motherboard, then yes, go with a 24 pin PSU
    Enermax and Antec are good brands
     
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    enermax, yes

    antec, no
     
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    why no to antec?
    I've personally never heard of a bad Antec PSU
     
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    I sold them for several years. About a 10% rate of failure (very bad) and they don't compete well against real psu's such as enermax and sparkle/fortron.

    Forton is the best bet for your money... Enermax gives you the performance, features, and bling.
     

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