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#16 OP Davo

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 14:33

Alright, any good recommendations based on the Mobo? I know I need to make sure I have the right amperage and that was my main reason for wanting to use one. Extreme PSU Calc seems to be the only one that people recommend at Tom's Hardware.

Also, can you tell what type of pin connector I have?
http://h10025.www1.h...1/c02560806.jpg

I count 24, but I'm not sure if they're all "active".


#17 Mindovermaster

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 15:08

Most current PSU's have 24-pin.

#18 OP Davo

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 16:09

Yes, but does my Mobo have 24?

Does a PSU that says 20+4 mean the same thing?

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 16:34

Yes, but does my Mobo have 24?

Does a PSU that says 20+4 mean the same thing?

yes

#20 Mindovermaster

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 17:22

20+4 means that it has a 20-pin with a removable extra 4-pins

like so:

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#21 OP Davo

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 17:23

Thanks very much guys. I've made my decisions and am purchasing today. I'm doing a Corsair 650w (46A on 12V) and a better Radeon HD 6450.