4 or 8 pins connector?

Please if somebody know about this.
On my mobo have 8 pins CPU. I have PSU with same 8 pins connector. Now i don't know, which one to connect 4pins or 8pins.

I have this sys:

- CPU i5 750
- MSI P55-GD65
- MSI R5770 Hawk
- DDR3 4gb
- HDD 500gb WD
- DVD-RW

Thank you guys....
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  1. What power supply ?
    Connect the 8 pin,the 4 pin will be easier to tuck away.
  2. delluser1 said:
    What power supply ?
    Connect the 8 pin,the 4 pin will be easier to tuck away.


    PSU Chieftec 500W CTG-500-80P

    Here link:

    http://www.chieftec.eu/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=449&Itemid=689
  3. Oh, with a tail. You can always tie the 4 pin back.

    I have a CWT with the same type of cable, modded it by cutting the connectors off and replacing them with a 4+4 connector.
  4. delluser1 said:
    Oh, with a tail. You can always tie the 4 pin back.

    I have a CWT with the same type of cable, modded it by cutting the connectors off and replacing them with a 4+4 connector.


    And now tell me how is better, with 4+4pins or 8 pins and tail 4 pins?
    You see, i have 8 pins and on tail +4 pins :))
    Btw you suggest me to connect with 8 pins, right?
  5. 8 Pins
  6. Scotteq said:
    8 Pins


    Thank you Scott, i will connect with 8 pins then. Need me only good case, i go tommorow for that. :)
  7. The only reason not to go with 8 pins is if your board or PSU only have 4. Its one of those backwards compatible changes made to ATX 2. Usually works fine either way though.
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