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    20 - 24 pin power connectors

    Hi everyone,

    I'm thinking of rebuilding my HTPC (the guts of which are about 4 years old) but would like to keep my existing Antec Aria cube case. The power supply only has a 20pin motherboard power connector, and while I know you can get adapters to expand these to 24pin connections, I was unsure how much extra stress this would put on the PSU and if they're actually any good. Anyone got any experience with them?

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    Re: 20 - 24 pin power connectors

    most motherboards can take the 20 pin anyway, just disables overclocking and stuff like that if you don't put the 24 pins in.

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    Re: 20 - 24 pin power connectors

    It's probably best to check with the motherboard ScaryJim wants against what his PSU can deliver. The board scaryjim might get could be quite happy with just a 20pin cable

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    Re: 20 - 24 pin power connectors

    Quote Originally Posted by Funkstar View Post
    +1 for sarcasm, -several million for reading the OP

    Yes, I know you can get them, where from, and how much they cost. No, I don't believe that google has personal experience using them

    Besides, it's a well known fact that my google-fu is weak. And since there are so many reknowned hardware experts who seem to have nothing better to do than read the Hexus forums and answer questions, why not utilise that resource

    Besides, don't you know that Google is bad for the environment?!?

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    Re: 20 - 24 pin power connectors

    Quote Originally Posted by scaryjim View Post
    +1 for sarcasm, -several million for reading the OP
    yup, i did just skim read it

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    Re: 20 - 24 pin power connectors

    Post your mobo MFR/Model.

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    Re: 20 - 24 pin power connectors

    Quote Originally Posted by watercooled View Post
    Post your mobo MFR/Model.
    Not known yet! I don't think I'll be upgrading this month, but next month's a real possibility, so when I pick a mobo I'll google it ( ) first, then come back if I can't find anything useful. Thanks for the input so far though, guys.

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