I bought a new Thermaltake PSU but am finding out that my motherboard has both a 24 pin connector and a 4 pin 12V ATX for the CPU (I'm assuming from searching). The new PSU came only with the 24 pin connector and several 8 and 6 pin connectors for various peripherals. My question is whether or not I will have to send this new power supply back or can I find an adapter that turns an 8 pin into a 4 pin 12V? I am new to this so the simplest answer is always preferred.
By the way I have found a few adapters but I am still wondering if this is advised and if it will cause any unforeseen errors.
I have seen it come as an 8-pin with 4-pins that are "break-away" meaning it has a weak plastic connection between 2 4-pins that can be broken to create 2 separate 4-pin plugs. Even if they are separate and you need an 8 pin again they should work together fine if you plug them in individually into the same slot, just make sure the connection is firm.