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8Pin or 4Pin for my Mobo!?

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August 5, 2011 1:42:08 AM

Hello everybody!

I just signed up but i have been looking at Toms Hardwares benchmarks for a couple of years now but never realised that there was an amazing forum :) 

I am just about to upgrade my system from an old E5300@3.93GHz as it was just not living up to what I needed it to do. Anyway I am getting a Gigabyte Z68x-UD3h-b3 mobo and a Intel 2500k. I'm not planning on overclocking as soon as I get it but i might over the coming months. But uh oh! I realised that it has a 8Pin power connector for the CPU on the motherboard, and considering i am used to using a single 12V 4Pin for every machine i have built for years now I was wondering what to do. The PSU I am planning on getting is a Akasa 600w PSU:

Now considering it has a 1x4pin what should i do in regards to powering my CPU? Do i either put the 4pin into the socket or buy a 8pin adapter? Just remember i do not plan to OC for a while.

Thanks in advance!!

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a c 139 à CPUs
August 5, 2011 2:20:58 AM

you should postpone purchases Akasa PSU, better look for the best advice for PSU requirements. a lot of really good quality brand Corsair / Anteq /Corsair / Anteq /XFX /OCZ/Be Quite/ Zalman etc .. I think Antec earthwatt 500 W enough and same as price with SAkasa600 but Antec Earthwatt more better efisienci , 4+4 pin +12 volt power cable (no problem .I can not see detail Akasa S600W ( not recommend and No review)

if you've already bought what may make buying the cable as below
4 pin to 8pin
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August 5, 2011 2:27:37 AM

I see, Thanks for your suggestions I will change the PSU to suit the CPU and GPU.
a c 155 à CPUs
August 5, 2011 9:10:03 PM

Every so often, Corsair PSUs are on sale at Newegg. That will sweeten the deal!