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Quick Question on PSU Connectors

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a b B Homebuilt system
November 13, 2011 10:43:34 PM

Ok, so I plan to upgrade to a new motherboarda here soon, my old one RMA'd so I have no choice. Problem is I have an OCz StealthXStream 700W PSU currently, but the power connector for the motherboard is a smaller size than an older 500W PSU I have and says mATX on it. If I buy an ATX board is this common enough connector to be supported or am I out of luck?

The mobo I have in mind is the AsRock 890GX Pro3 ATX AM3+. Do most boards use this connector now or do they use the original ATX size power connector?

NOTE!: It is NOT a StealthXStream 2, but a normal StealthXStream

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a b B Homebuilt system
November 13, 2011 10:53:21 PM

You should provide details on the PSU connectors. Most are 20 + 4 pin mobos, but some are + 6 or even + 8. The PUS I have has pleanty of connectors for all these configurations of mobos and, I suspect that your PSU does too.
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a b B Homebuilt system
November 13, 2011 11:30:27 PM

um, well i assumed you would do your own research but ihas all those, and im only looking for if the power connector to the mobo is compatible...
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a c 136 B Homebuilt system
November 13, 2011 11:50:08 PM

There are two power connectors to the mb

a 20 + 4 with all new mb's using all 24 pins

and a 4 +4 pin for the cpu power connector . Most boards use all 8 these days , but some just use 4 . Even if your board has an 8 pin socket it will still run with just a 4 pin plug inserted

There is no such thing as a micro ATX power connector . They are the same size as ATX connectors
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November 13, 2011 11:53:00 PM

You will be be ok
Your PSU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... has a 20+4 pin connector (can be used as 24 pin or 20 pin) and the mobo http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... has a 24 pin plug, so no problem at all.
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a b B Homebuilt system
November 14, 2011 11:03:10 PM

Best answer selected by H4wk377.
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a b B Homebuilt system
November 14, 2011 11:03:24 PM

Thanks!
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