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    noob question...

    will a 24 pin PSU work in a 20 pin mobo socket?


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    No, you should be able to buy an adaptor though.

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    right, thanks

    or just buy another PSU for this PC build...as i dont even know the make of the PSU i would be using!

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    Yeah, be as well just buying a cheap PSU thats still in the 20 pin format.

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    or a good one...atleast from a well known brand.

    like this one: http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=277839

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    They had the 380w version of that one on today only for about 30 quid the other day.

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    Do you already have a case? You could get a reasonable Antec NSK6500 case including PSU for around £30 more. Could suit if your building on a budget.

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    yep...they've had the 380W equivalent of my PSU on today only a few times before, for around £18

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHare View Post
    Do you already have a case? You could get a reasonable Antec NSK6500 case including PSU for around £30 more. Could suit if your building on a budget.
    no i dont have a case atm, ill have a look around for that, do scan have it in stock?

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    Indeed they do, I had to use a less reliable alternative when I bought mine so your in luck.

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=509823

    Its actually alot better looking than the picture gives it credit for.

    http://www.cluboverclocker.com/revie...6500/Index.htm

    Is a review.

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    looks good, thanks mate

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick Smith View Post
    yep...they've had the 380W equivalent of my PSU on today only a few times before, for around £18
    I bought one as a spare, IMO not bad for the price.

    The Seasonic 380 was just over £32 on Today Only.

    I would wait a couple of weeks so Scan have version 2 of the 380. Cables are longer (for the P180?) and are sleeved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amjedm View Post
    I would wait a couple of weeks so Scan have version 2 of the 380. Cables are longer (for the P180?) and are sleeved.
    might just do that, i dont really need an amazingly powerful PSU, as its for a media center pc, and i want to go as cheap as possible.

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    Afaik you CAN just plug in a 24pin PSU into a 20pin board... the extra pins will just be hanging off the edge and shouldn't cause any harm. Don't take my word as gospel though

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    might give it a go lol , if i do and it doesnt work ill just blame you

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