I have a question about the Hiper Type-R 580W power supply. I have an Asus P4P800 motherboard. It uses a 20pin and a 4pin ATX+12V. I'm worried that even after I split the 20pin and 4pin power cables, I won't be able to reach the other.
This is how the cable can be split from power supply:
(can that tape at the end be cut??)
As you can see, the 20pin(white) is right below the RAM slots, while the 4pin(white) is top-left of the heatsink/cpu
- Do you think can I cut the tape at the end of the cable to extend the length of the cable?
- Are there such things as extension cables to 4pin ATX+12V? If so, would I run into fluctuating voltages in the long run? (don't feel good additing extensions to main power)
anyways, sorry i'll answer your question.
that motherboard is using the old ATX 1 standard which has 20pins. The newer ATX2.01 standard has 24 pins. that +4 pins is the detachable 4 pins you see. it is not meant to go to the cpu. this is for backward compatibility for older motherboards.
if you look more closely on your psu, you should see another 4pin cpu plug. this has a special clip on it and it should say CPU. this is the one you plug into the 4 pin cpu plug.
It's like that for compatability to fit for both older and newer model of motherboards power supply which has different number of pin connectors. I have an Aspire 600watt psu but I like the Hyper cuz of its neat design.