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New case and MOB - Will is work?


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#1 tim_ver

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Posted 30 July 2009 - 09:25 PM

Can I use this mob in this case with the power supply?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...ntent-_-text-_-

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Posted 30 July 2009 - 11:06 PM

Since I have one I can answer your question, Yes & No.
The motherboard will fit the case but the power supply is too weak.
Gigabyte recommends a 500 Watt or better power supply.
I think most of the bad reviews are from the PSU issue.
If you want the motherboard I suggest getting a case with no PSU & a GOOD 500W or better PSU.
Here is the review I posted on the egg for the motherboard.
[I have changed power supplies since I wrote the review]

Pros: I bought the motherboard to replace my Asus P5KPL-VM mostly to get the RAID feature.
The motherboard installed easily & started right up.

Cons: My CPU has a 10 multiplier.
I could not overclock with the multiplier locked at 10.
I had my 2.66 C2D OC'd to 3.2GHz on my Asus board & wanted it running at that speed on this one.
To solve the OCing issue I lowered the multiplier to 8 , incresed the bus to 400 for a 1600MHz front bus, & got my 3.2GHz.

I had a hard time getting my G.Skill PC8500 to run at the rated 1066MHz

According to my PC Wizard benchmarks I have lost over 300 points in Global performance using my CPU,memory, & video card off of my Asus P5KPL-VM .
The loss of performance would have been much worse had I not had the added performance of 2 matched 7200RPM SATA hard drives in RAID 0.
All is set to the same speed as on the Asus board.
Not too happy about trading performance for RAID.
Being a higher end Gigabyte motherboard I really expected to gain a little performance as well as the RAID .

Other Thoughts: I read all of the 1 egg reviews before I bought the motherboard.
I think many of the "DOA" reviews were from people that simply didn't have a strong enough power supply to run the board.
The Gigabyte web site recommends a 500 Watt or better PSU.
[I have a 680 Watt]
I can also say that with a Core2Duo E6700 the motherboard works just fine with a 4 pin CPU connector.
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Posted 30 July 2009 - 11:58 PM

I already bought the items and thought the case would work but when I opened up the case I saw just the 20+4 connection and a 4pin for power and the MOB has a 24 pin and a 8 pin. So would the 20+4 pin work for this or does it need to be a true 24 pin? do I plug in the 4 pin or do I just not plug anything into the eight pin and just use the 24 pin connection?


I am using a Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 Wolfdale 3.16GHz 6MB L2 C cpu. I will not be over clocking it at all I will just be running normal apps like Word, access, etc. Memory I am using is: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...ntent-_-text-_-

CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...ntent-_-text-_-

Building to of them also, second one all the same but using this memory: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...ntent-_-text-_-

Video card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...ntent-_-text-_-


Is 20+4 the same as a 24 pin connection?

So with this update can I use the 20+4 pin only and have it work to run just the basic software? If not would 450 be enough?


This is what I was looking at getting to replace the two PSU's in the case now. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16817822002


or this one but it only has a 24 pin and no 8 pin: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16817342010



Looks like they will fit the case, am I correct?

Edited by tim_ver, 31 July 2009 - 12:03 AM.


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Posted 31 July 2009 - 12:24 AM

Totally forget the "Diablotek , not strong enough.

You have chosen very decent parts with the exception of the power supply.
Keep in mind EVERYTHING in your computer connects to & depends on the power supply.
That is the LAST part you want to buy low quality !

I would select from this list,

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList....amp;Order=PRICE

[I would think maybe Silverstone]

The 20+4 connector is OK for the 24 pin connector.
A 4 pin CPU connector will work fine .
It will plug in to half of the 8 pin connector, will only fit 1 way.
You only need a 8 pin connector if you use a "extreme edition" CPU.
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