Hello, as I am typing this, i am building a new PC from scratch. I have everything in, except for my disk drive and my hard drive. After putting in my 400W Diablotek PSU, I plugged in the 24 pin connector, and then 4 pin connector to my MOBO. Now, I am left with 3 different sets of cables that are zip tied into three groups from my psu. Here, I will break them down. Here is a picture of them. http://www.google.com/imgres?q=cables+coming+from+the+p...
Set 1: 2 SATA power cables with a 4 pin periphrial power cable
Set 2: 2 4 pin periphrial power cables, 1 floppy drive power cable.
Set 3: Same as set 1, with 2 Sata power cables and a 4 pin periphrial power cable.
Again, the disk drive and hard drive are not in yet, everything else is. I have the 24 pin and the 4 pin power cables plugged into the mobo. So any help would be appreciated. Thanks
Lol sounds good haha. So I have all the 4 pin periphrials not in use, 2 sata power cables not in use, and one floppy cable not in use. So im really just using the 2 sata power cables from the psu for my hard drive and disk drive, zip tie the rest and call it a day?
So, I just leave the fat 4 pin molex out? This is all newer stuff, so i guess they are obsolete now?
Not quite obsolete, they're still required for peripherals such as water cooling systems or if your case has a front fan controller, for example. You can also plug in adapters and run your case fans directly off the PSU.