Need a new mobo

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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  1. 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.html
    You should be fine with what you have
    Hope it helps to clarify things
  2. 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.
  3. 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=N82E16813131819#top

    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=N82E16813128544#top

    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=N82E16813131837#top

    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=N82E16813131820#top

    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=N82E16813128545#top

    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=N82E16813157295&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-Motherboards%20-%20Intel-_-ASRock-_-13157295&AID=10440897&PID=3938566&SID=#top
  4. Facepalm do you need a intel or amd motherboard
  5. Simply use the 8 pin ATX on the 4 pin ATX, it'll overhang nothingness a little but it'll work just fine.
  6. 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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