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What PS for an Asus P8Z77-VLX


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#1 leachim

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Posted 11 December 2015 - 05:00 PM

I just got this MB and wonder what PS I should use - don't want to do extreme things with it

Just noticed an 8 pin connector and nothing else besides the 24 pin PS connector

Would it work with just the 24 pin ? I have a PS with a white 4 pin MB connector - does that go in one side of the 8 pin socket ?

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I have a PS with a 6 pin MB connector which fits into 6 of the slots of the 8 pin - would this be useful or would I end up harming it

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Posted 14 December 2015 - 08:30 AM

Amazon has fairly reliable evga psus for 39.99 and up depending on the wattaage.

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Posted 14 December 2015 - 10:00 AM

Please post the make and model of this motherboard?

 

Almost all PSUs manufactured now will have the 8 pin connector for the motherboard.

 

In order to determine what PSU to choose you need to take into consideration a few things.  For example, if you are going to be using a dedicated graphics card.  Some of these can require a PSU rated at 500 watts or more at a current rating as high as 30 amps on the 12VDC rail.

 

If you post what all is going to be installed we can makes specific suggestions.


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Posted 14 December 2015 - 11:22 AM

The 6 pin you have is for the video card NOT the 8 pin on the motherboard and should not be used there. That is the CPU power supply and you will need either a 4 pin or a 8 pin connector depending on what CPU you have. Most power supplies these days have a 2 x 4 pin connector that can be clipped together to accommodate a separate 8 pin and 4 pin. If your CPU only requires a 4 pin, then the 4 pin connects to one half the 8 pin connector-usually the top. If your CPU requires an 8 pin you have to have a 8 pin connector.

Most motherboards will accommodate a wide variety of cpus which is why they put a 8 pin in even if it may not be required. So check your CPU power requirements before deciding what power connector to use. May just be wise to just use an 8 pin, it won't hurt anything even if the CPU only needs a 4 pin. And again, most PSUs these days will accommodate both, or at the very least have an 8 pin, but double check the specs before ordering.

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Posted 14 December 2015 - 11:23 AM

And like dc3 suggested if you post all your hardware we can give you a more informed answer to your question. :-)

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Primary system: Motherboard: ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3, Processor: AMD Phenom II x4 945, Memory: 16 gigs of Patriot G2 DDR3 1600, Video: AMD Sapphire Nitro R9 380, Storage: 1 WD 500 gig HD, 1 Hitachi 500 gig HD, and Power supply: Coolermaster 750 watt, OS: Windows 10 64 bit. 

Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

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