Powersupply compatability question Tags: Power Supplies Powersupply Components Last response: February 22, 2006 10:42 PM in Components Share ascarletrequiem February 20, 2006 9:14:13 PM Hello, im building my first SLi system soon and i was wondering if a 20+4 pin power connector will work in a mobo with a 24 pin connector? Just for reference the PSU im thinking of useing is: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681... and the mobo is: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E1681... Also if anyone has any Suggestions for better PSU's or Mobo's im open, however i must have at least 2 extra PCI slots because im still stuck in the dialup age . Thanks for all your help! More about : powersupply compatability question | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove MTLink February 22, 2006 6:21:21 AM First of all: GEEZ that's a monster of a PSU. Not 2, not 3, but 4, yes FOUR 12V lines! 700 Watts! $170! You must be crazy... But yes, a 20+4 mobo pin will work in a 20-pin mobo. There are 20 pins on the main connecter, and another 4 that can be clipped onto the main 20 in case you have a 24-pin mobo, thus making it 20+4. | Report abuse ascarletrequiem February 22, 2006 8:36:33 PM thanks man, you were a big help!! | Report abuse MTLink February 22, 2006 10:42:55 PM No prob. Pretty much all modern (note keyword, modern, as in within the past 2-3 years) PSUs will connect to your motherboard, no matter what type of connection. For example: 20+4 pin PSU on 24-pin mobo: Clip on the extra 4 pins 24 Pin PSU on a 20-pin mobo: Use the 24-to-20 pin converter that is included And of course the other 2 combinations, 20 to 20 and 24 to 24 which will of course work. | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Components>Powersupply compatability question> Related ressources: ForumNeed some help about powersupply compatibility. ForumPowersupply ... Forumpowersupply size for AMD 3500+ ? ForumMy k7s5a got burned by poor powersupply ForumGraphics card compatability question ForumHow do i know if my motherboard will connect to my powersupply ? ForumPowersupply Compatibility ForumAdvice and General Compatability ForumCan the pc handle a 220gt safely or should i upgrade powersupply ForumI need help figuring out serious powersupply for this crazy pc. ForumNeed Advice on a Powersupply for new PC ForumQuestion about powersupply ForumNew powersupply for new graphics card ForumI7 2600k advice on powersupply & cooling Forumdedicated PowerSupply forum ForumLooking for a good powersupply ForumNoob powersupply question ForumNew build. Question : MBO or powersupply dead? ForumWhere can I find a good mechanical keyboard? Forumheatsink/case question More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !