I have a Corsair CX600M, I have connected it to all components except what I believe the is the one for the PCI cards. It has a female 4 pin slot but the PSU does not come with a cable, not even one that splits from and 8 or 6 to a 4.
What is the best course of action that doesn't involve me buying a new motherboard.
Are there such things as adapters? It should I buy a cable for the PSU?
The motherboard has 12V ATX socket in 4 or 8 pin versions, without the power cable to it the PC will not start up
With the graphics card it might start up without the correct power cable connected but the graphics driver will object and may shut the PC down or prevent 3D graphics driver working (depending on model & driver version)
or could burn out the PCI express slot !!
so fit 8 pin PCI E power cable
(ATX 8 pin & PCI E 8 pin plugs are slightly different so can not be wrongly inserted
there are 6 pin to 8 pin PCI E converter cables
but what is important is 12V power rating of PSU, graphics card and CPU