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350w PSU with Molex to 8 pin CPU Adapter

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January 26, 2014 2:31:58 PM

I bought cheap 350w power supply to power my sister's new pc. However, the mother board requires an 8 pin CPU connector which the power supply does not have. Would it be possible to buy a molex to 8 pin cpu adapter to enable it to power on? Or would I have to buy a new power supply?
These are the parts i'm using:
Motherboard (MSI Z77-G41): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Power Supply(Antec 350w): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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January 26, 2014 4:24:12 PM

Negative. Take the psu back and get a proper psu for that mobo and the system.
What are the system specifications: cpu, ram, video card brand and model, # of hard drives.
The design of that psu is very old school, doesn't even have active PFC. Good brand, but possibly not enough power nor reliability.
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January 26, 2014 4:48:09 PM

nostall said:
Negative. Take the psu back and get a proper psu for that mobo and the system.
What are the system specifications: cpu, ram, video card brand and model, # of hard drives.
The design of that psu is very old school, doesn't even have active PFC. Good brand, but possibly not enough power nor reliability.


There is no video card. It's going to be running on a i3 3220, 8 gb of pny ram, with a 500gb hard drive.
How about an adapter like this? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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January 26, 2014 4:51:15 PM

I personally wouldn't go that root.Get a PSU with the correct connections.
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January 26, 2014 5:00:50 PM

zeffof, this is your sister's rig; how happy is she going to be if the psu dies and takes her pc parts with it? There are real engineering reasons why that PSU doesn't have an 8pin EATX plug.
SR71 has found a killer deal on a good psu for the pc, give it a try.
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January 26, 2014 5:12:43 PM

nostall said:
zeffof, this is your sister's rig; how happy is she going to be if the psu dies and takes her pc parts with it? There are real engineering reasons why that PSU doesn't have an 8pin EATX plug.
SR71 has found a killer deal on a good psu for the pc, give it a try.


I guess you guys probably know best, I'll go ahead and order the power supply then and return the antec to newegg. Thank you for your help/suggestions.
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January 26, 2014 5:14:34 PM

We are always glad to help , stop back if you have more questions.
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