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September 17, 2012 4:32:59 PM

Hi Guys, I am here for an answer on whether should I buy a 20 pin to 24 pin for the motherboard and should I buy a new PSU.
Below is my old rig:-

Mobo: 671T-M3
CPU: E2160
Graphic card: HD 4770
HDD: Seagate 80gb
DVD drive: Samsung Write Master 20x
Ram: 4GB Kingston Ram
PSU: I-Cute ATX-450W/P4 (+12V, 20A, 240W)

With the above specs, my concerns are,

1. Should I buy the 20 pin to 24 pin converter for the motherboard?

2. Could the normal brand PSU power up the HD4770?

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September 17, 2012 4:55:26 PM

Don't use adapters. Just don't. This is currently the cheap one to get.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Corsair CX430 v2. $47 out the door, $37 after rebate.

Keep an eye on this one as well as they change prices.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Antec 380W green. $50 out the door.

Save yourself the headaches of adapters and sub standard PSUs. Get a good one. The Antec is slightly better then the Corsair, but not worth the extra $$$. (as long as you get the rebate that is...)
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September 17, 2012 6:22:39 PM

Hi, thanks for the reply and expert suggestion. However, the Corsair PSU has no extra 4-pin for the motherboard. As observed the motherboard, it requires 20+4 pin and a +12V 4-pin. I just wonder if I could just use 20 pin power for the motherboard only although it requires 24 pin.
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September 17, 2012 6:39:36 PM

I don't know what you are asking. The CX430 should have a 20+4 pin connector, which it does. It also has the 4 pin AUX connector as well.
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September 17, 2012 7:49:28 PM

Deemo, it has an 8pin. Not all boards have the space to allow the other four to just hang off the side. Looking at the picture of the 8pin plug I can't tell if its a true 8 or a 4+4. I want to say its a 4+4 but I'm not sure.
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September 17, 2012 8:31:01 PM

That's a 4+4. It splits in the middle. I've worked with the CX430 before (It's actually in one of my builds right now)
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September 18, 2012 2:17:10 AM

Hi guys, thanks for all the advice. By the way, may I know is it worth to buy FSP Hexa 500W? I saw lots of them recommending this.
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September 26, 2012 2:30:08 AM

Best answer selected by Brian8989.
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