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February 16, 2011 10:56:15 AM

Hi all,

I'm in need of some quick help. I am trying to build PC using the following PSU http://www.ebuyer.com/product/158481. I am trying to use it alongside an ASUS 1155 mobo with a core i5 2500 but have just noticed that the PSU doesn't have the EATX12v 4+4 pin adapter. The PSU only has a 20pin + a 4pin and another 12v 4pin. My question is, am i safe to use a 20 to 24 pin converter and then use the two spare 4pins to plug into the 8pin EATX12v socket or will this not work/jeopardise my system?

Must I buy a new PSU?

Thanks in advance.

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a c 243 ) Power supply
February 16, 2011 11:05:47 AM

That psu is such a piece of crap I personally wouldn't want it to work.

You shouldn't need the 8 pin connector, plug the 4 pin in and try it.
a c 272 ) Power supply
February 16, 2011 12:13:39 PM

The system should work alright with the 4 pin alone, you CANNOT use the 4 pin from the 20+4 connector as it has a different wiring style than the other half of the 8 pin would, the 4 pin on the ATX 20+4 pin connecto has a 12V, a 5V, a 3.3V, and a ground line, the EPS 8 pin connector only has 12V and ground connectors.
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February 16, 2011 12:18:24 PM

thanks hunter. By using 4pins isntead of 8 is this jeopardising my system at all? The system will only be running 1 HDD 1 DVD drive and a HD5670 GPU.

a b ) Power supply
February 16, 2011 1:12:59 PM

I don't know why people go out and buy the latest tech and then throw a cheap power supply that can barely power itself let alone a computer. I would not let the power supply even touch my motherboard it could be very bad I would toss it or send it back if you can.
a c 274 ) Power supply
February 16, 2011 1:21:01 PM

^+1 i agree 100% and seeing this more and more lately on the forums.
a c 164 ) Power supply
February 16, 2011 2:42:08 PM

davcon said:
^+1 i agree 100% and seeing this more and more lately on the forums.


most web sites don't review bad PSU (the good web sites do) so if you are new to PSU and see a raidmax 600w and seasonic 620w, you figure both PSU are basically the same and you may as well get the cheaper one and put the savings into a GPU/CPU/RAM step up.
a b ) Power supply
February 16, 2011 4:22:15 PM

itech said:
Hi all,

I'm in need of some quick help. I am trying to build PC using the following PSU http://www.ebuyer.com/product/158481. I am trying to use it alongside an ASUS 1155 mobo with a core i5 2500 but have just noticed that the PSU doesn't have the EATX12v 4+4 pin adapter. The PSU only has a 20pin + a 4pin and another 12v 4pin. My question is, am i safe to use a 20 to 24 pin converter and then use the two spare 4pins to plug into the 8pin EATX12v socket or will this not work/jeopardise my system?

Must I buy a new PSU?

Thanks in advance.



Hi, THis one would be better suited to your build: http://www.ebuyer.com/product/240999
a c 274 ) Power supply
February 16, 2011 4:39:51 PM

ct1615 said:
most web sites don't review bad PSU (the good web sites do) so if you are new to PSU and see a raidmax 600w and seasonic 620w, you figure both PSU are basically the same and you may as well get the cheaper one and put the savings into a GPU/CPU/RAM step up.

Yep! a good quality well reviewed psu is a far better investment then the latest and greatest gpu.
A quality psu will more then likely outlast the build and be serviceable for another build.
A gpu will be outdated long before a psu is.
February 16, 2011 5:21:40 PM

Thanks for all the help guys. I've taken your advice and ordered this as a replacement http://www.ebuyer.com/product/240999

I put my hands up and admit I made a mistake in ordering a cheap PSU which is simply not fit for the build. Lesson learned.

Just one last point, it seems its now more complex than ever when building PC's. Seems compatability of parts is worse now than ever.

a c 164 ) Power supply
February 16, 2011 5:32:41 PM

itech said:
Thanks for all the help guys. I've taken your advice and ordered this as a replacement http://www.ebuyer.com/product/240999

I put my hands up and admit I made a mistake in ordering a cheap PSU which is simply not fit for the build. Lesson learned.

Just one last point, it seems its now more complex than ever when building PC's. Seems compatability of parts is worse now than ever.


I actually think its better now then in the past (pre-2000's) but that's just my opinion. Gratz on your new PSU, it should last you a good time.
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