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August 11, 2012 10:56:44 PM

I'm looking at a new psu. Like the look of this one: CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 V2

The only problem is, my unit has a four pin power connection for the CPU. (this one, from what I can tell). The new psu I'm looking at, though, doesn't have that. It's listed as having a "8 Pin EPS 12V" connection. Is there some way I can use that connection for my pc, maybe an adapter or something, or do I need to look at another psu?

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August 11, 2012 11:02:14 PM

The 8-PIN CPU power on the PSU is a 4+4 (4 will break away just in case you don't need it) so you have nothing to worry about :) 
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August 11, 2012 11:20:10 PM

It IS actually the full 8 pin from what I can see in the pics (not 4+4), BUT, you just use the half that fits (both halves won't, so you can't screw it up).
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August 11, 2012 11:23:59 PM

DJDeCiBeL said:
It IS actually the full 8 pin from what I can see in the pics (not 4+4), BUT, you just use the half that fits (both halves won't, so you can't screw it up).


Oh really? Didn't notice..thanks for pointing that out :sweat: 

But as DJDeciBel said, you can't mess up putting only half in...and half of it sticking out won't really yield any problems.
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August 12, 2012 2:21:11 AM

DJDeCiBeL said:
It IS actually the full 8 pin from what I can see in the pics (not 4+4), BUT, you just use the half that fits (both halves won't, so you can't screw it up).

If you look closely at the pic on Newegg, you can just barley see the separation line between the two halves. So, I think the pic has the two halves pressed together. i.e. it will separate.
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August 12, 2012 2:23:50 AM

clutchc said:
If you look closely at the pic on Newegg, you can just barley see the separation line between the two halves. So, I think the pic has the two halves pressed together. i.e. it will separate.


Wow, I had to zoom in ALL the way to see that, but I think you're right, actually. VERY hard to see that. I guess it IS 4+4.
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