PSU questions Tags: Power Supplies Components Last response: December 25, 2009 7:50 PM in Components Share quattro04 December 25, 2009 2:27:45 PM First, let me clarify that this build will not be used for gaming. I have a HEC Winpower 550 psu. It has 2 12V rails @ 28 and 20 amps and has 2 ATX12V 4 pin. I’m upgrading my system to an I7 1366 platform. Core I7 920 I already have these parts: EVGA x58 LE OCZ 6GB 1333Mhz Will be using these from my old rig: GeForce 8500GT WDC 640GB black Seagate 160GB 4 Cooler Master R4 120mm fans Now for the questions: The motherboard needs an 8 pin ATX12v connector. Is it the same as having 2 ATX12v 4 pin? Can my PSU power my rig? I will upgrade my PSU to a Corsair 650TX but I’m really tight on budget right now so it will be purchased on February. I might upgrade my video card to a 5670 or 5750 but only after I upgrade my PSU. More about : psu questions jimishtar December 25, 2009 2:46:20 PM most psu's can combine the two 4pin into one 8 pin connector, yours should also. your psu should do fine till feb. quattro04 December 25, 2009 3:05:42 PM Thanks for the quick reply. So my PSU can handle an I7 system, thats a relief. Also do you recommend that I overclock my system with my current PSU? Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer JohnnyLucky a c 248 ) Power supply December 25, 2009 7:50:32 PM If you are not a hardcore gamer, then overclocking is not necessary. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumWhich PSU Should I get?(Couple of other questions too) ForumGPU and PSU Questions Forum1100 dollar pc questions ! i7 3770k motherboards and PSU for crossfire ForumFirst custom PC build - PSU size and other questions ForumA few questions concerning PSU and CPU/case cooling ForumSeveral PSU questions ForumPSU questions . ForumComputer upgrade questions ( PSU ) ForumPSU Questions Regarding RMA ForumMotherboard And PSU Questions ForumNewbie Graphics Card and PSU questions . ForumInstalling new GPU. Questions about PSU ForumFirst build motherboard and GPU, PSU questions ForumCrossfiring Questions + PSU Rec ForumPower psu questions ForumTwo quick questions about psu and cpu >.> ForumITX Build, PSU Questions ForumSome PSU questions ForumBest Cpu cooler for ~40 ForumCore i7 w/ 4x Raid 0 SSD .. Questions on SSD setup and PSU More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !