I I have a power supply and motherboard that both use the 4pin power for the cpu. But i am getting the HAF X next week and it comes with an 8pin cpu power cable extension. would it work if i just plug the 4 pin cable into 4 of the pins on the 8pin extension and plug 4 of the pins on the 8 pin extension to the motherboard? thanks for your help everyone.
can someone please answer quickly, if this wont work i will go ahead and by a 4pin extension cable for $8 the cheapest. I would much rather save the money and use the included 8pin extension with the haf x case. but i need to know if that will work
if you have 2 different 4 pin connectors in different places then no. But if the 2 4 pin connectors are next to each other then yes.
Also if you just need 1 4 pin connector then yes the 8 pin will suffice.
As far as everyone goes, yes, you can use an 8 pin extension with a 4 pin PSU and motherboard if you have enough physical clearance on the motherboard.
As you look at the motherboard with the CPU power cable facing up, if you have about 1/2" clearance to the left of the motherboard connector, you can use the 8 pin adapter. On a Gigabyte GA-G41M-ES2L, for example, you do not have that clearance.