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November 3, 2012 2:31:32 AM

I just bought a new PSU to use with my HD7970 OC edition. The problem is the new PSU has one cable that doesn't fit anywhere. I realise now i had the wrong board for the PSU. The cable I needed to plug in is a 6 pin female. I could not find a 6 pin male socket on my board, only a 4 pin. I feel like a noob for assuming it would all fit.

Anyway I need to know what kind of board i need to use my Corsair 850w PSU on?

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a c 137 ) Power supply
November 3, 2012 3:13:24 AM

Just because the PSU has a connector does not mean it must be plugged in. The connector you are describing sounds like a PCIe connector which plugs into a graphics card. Here is a link which describes the various connectors for the PSU
http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors....
You should be fine with what you have
Hope it helps to clarify things
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November 3, 2012 3:30:55 AM

I plugged everything in except the one cable. The main board has a 4 pin ATX 12v socket. Thats what I'm getting at. The ATX power socket. The PSU only has the 8 pin power plugs.
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a c 122 ) Power supply
November 3, 2012 3:43:24 AM

Take your pick mate all solid some are of course better then others i listed decent budget boards and mid high end boards the best two listed are the ASUS P8Z77-V PRO and GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD5H mobo:ASUS P8Z77-V PRO LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

mobo:GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD3H LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

mobo:ASUS P8Z77-V LK LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

mobo:ASUS P8Z77-V LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

mobo:GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD5H LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

mobo:ASRock Z77 Extreme6 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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a c 122 ) Power supply
November 3, 2012 3:45:03 AM

Facepalm do you need a intel or amd motherboard
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a c 137 ) Power supply
November 3, 2012 3:52:20 AM

Simply use the 8 pin ATX on the 4 pin ATX, it'll overhang nothingness a little but it'll work just fine.
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a c 122 ) Power supply
November 3, 2012 3:57:17 AM

C12Friedman said:
Simply use the 8 pin ATX on the 4 pin ATX, it'll overhang nothingness a little but it'll work just fine.
+1 it's worth a shot before spending money on a new mobo
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