I just purchased a new motherboard, MSI P6N SLI Platinum, and I wanted to know if my Thermaltake psu can support it. I guess I'm little confused on 8pin 12v cpu power plug and 20/24pin setup.
In the motherboard manual it says I need 24 or 20pin power and 8-pin 12v for an Intel CPU. From what I've read here, I think I can use 20pin power cable on 24pin MSI motherboard and leave 4 pins open. I think I've also read I can use 4-pin plug on 8-pin 12v. Would someone please help me validate this? Also, what are side affects of using 20 on 24, and 4 on 8 (if this is possible)? I'd rather stick with Thermaltake if there are no issues, but the most important thing is to protect my new investments (e6750, 8800GT, MSI P6N, 4gb ram).